While yes, three large egg whites are only 51 calories — they’re also only 11g of protein, not 15.
Three large egg yolks are not 204 calories, but 162 calories; not 18g of fat, but 13.5g of fat. There is 8.1g of protein in 3 large egg yolks (which isn’t even mentioned in the picture above).
More importantly, the yolk contains essential minerals: three large egg yolks (pictured) would yield 52.5% of the DRI for selenium, 28.2% of the DRI for phosphorous, 7.5% of the DRI for iron (women)/15% of the DRI for iron (men), and 10.5% of the DRI for zinc.
In terms of vitamins, three large yolks (pictured) contains 60% of the DRI for choline (men)/75% of the DRI for choline (women), 30% of the DRI for both vitamins B5 and B12, 15% of the DRI for both riboflavin and folate, 34.5% of the DRI for vitamin D, and 27% of the DRI for vitamin A.
There’s more to nutrition than fat grams and calories. And there’s certainly a lot more to the nutritional profile of an egg than is pictured above.
^ THIS RESPONSE!!
Reblogging for the response.
Also reblogging for the response. I’m so sick of egg yolks getting a bad wrap. THAT’S WHERE THE NUTRITION IS, GENIUS. Yeah, water has less calories than broccoli. I should just drink water and not eat broccoli or other veggies. CALORIES AND FAT =/= UNHEALTHY! *fuming*
204 calories? really? more *great* advice from undressedskeleton -__-
Reblogging for the comments. This is stupid! FAT IS NOT THE ENEMY, GUYS. Fat, like carbs and protein, is good for you in moderation. You NEED it. Don’t deprive your body! Yes, the yolk is more calorie dense, but it’s still a small amount of calories.
Yep. Reblogging for the comments.
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