“Whole eggs are a nearly perfect food, with almost every essential vitamin and mineral our bodies need to function. It is one of the few natural food sources of vitamin D and contains 7 grams of high-quality protein. Whole eggs are also full of omega-3 fatty acids and deliver many of the B vitamins and nutrients — B6, B12, riboflavin, folate, and choline — that, in fact, are believed to help prevent heart disease. L-arginine, an amino acid found in eggs, is critical to the body’s production of protein and the release of growth hormones. Another amino acid found in eggs, leucine, also helps the body produce growth hormones as well as regulate blood sugar levels. The yolk itself contains most of these vitamins and minerals, plus half of its protein. When you eat only the egg whites, you’re missing out on all of these nutritional benefits and are getting only 3.5 grams, or half, of the protein.”
Whole eggs are full of essential vitamins and minerals that is necessary to live — almost all are found in the egg yolk! Eating eggs in moderation is good for your health, but when you are making dishes with a lot of eggs, balance the amount of whole eggs and egg whites.
When manufacturers remove fat, they usually replace it with sugar because it is a similar-enough texture and taste.
“Bottom line: Eat the real thing, enjoy it, and watch your portion sizes,” Kaufman says.
“We need fats for several reasons,” Felicia Stoler, registered dietitian nutritionist, exercise physiologist, and author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great. “Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, which means they need to be bound to fat in order for our bodies to use them. Fat “acts as a transportation mechanism for fat-soluble vitamins into the body.”
Becoming deficient in any of these important vitamins comes with health consequences.
“Fat has 9 calories per gram versus 4 calories per gram in protein and carbs,” says Caroline Kaufman, R.D. “Because fat is so rich in calories, it is also very satisfying. That’s good because ideally it means you could mindfully eat or use a small amount to feel full.”
Because fats are so dense, it takes your body longer to digest them, making you fuller for longer.
Eating fat in moderation, and focusing on eating mostly mono- and polyunsaturated varieties, can make you a healthier person overall because you will make healthier food choices!
“Cutting out carbohydrates from your diet could put you at increased risk of a deficiency in certain nutrients, leading to health problems, unless you’re able to make up for the nutritional shortfall with healthy substitutes.
Replacing carbohydrates with fats and higher fat sources of protein could increase your intake of saturated fat, which can raise the amount of cholesterol in your blood – a risk factor for heart disease.
When you are low on glucose, the body breaks down stored fat to convert it into energy. This process causes a build-up of ketones in the blood, resulting in ketosis. Ketosis as a result of a low carbohydrate diet can be linked, at least in the short term, to headaches, weakness, nausea, dehydration, dizziness and irritability.
Some people point to bread and other wheat-based foods as the main culprit for their weight gain. Wheat is found in a wide range of foods, from bread, pasta and pizza, to cereals and many other foods. However, there is no evidence that wheat is more likely to cause weight gain than any other food.
Carbohydrates, fat and protein all provide energy, but exercising muscles rely on carbohydrates as their main source of fuel. However, muscles have limited carbohydrates stores (glycogen) and they need to be topped up regularly to keep your energy up. A diet low in carbohydrates can lead to a lack of energy during exercise, early fatigue and delayed recovery.
Any food can be fattening if you overeat. Whether your diet is high in fat or high in carbohydrates, if you frequently consume more energy than your body uses you are likely to put on weight. In fact, gram for gram, carbohydrate contains fewer than half the calories of fat and wholegrain varieties of starchy foods are good sources of fibre. Foods high in fibre add bulk to your meal and help you to feel full.”
Because this is all from a government site, I didn’t want to paraphrase. I give you the link, go to it! It goes into way more detail. I thought I should keep all the details of this one because it is very important <3
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