Of all the hotly debated foods in the world, the humble egg seems to find itself continually at the center of controversy. Conflicting reports debate whether the egg should be consumed regularly, or eaten in moderation. The debate is mostly centered on how much cholesterol an egg contains, all of which is found in the yolk. The white part of the egg, however, is another matter.
The Egg White Difference
There is a distinct nutritional difference between the whole egg and the egg white. Though there are more nutrients in a whole egg, there are also more calories and cholesterol. The egg white alone has no cholesterol, no fat, and a good amount of protein. Egg whites are very low in calories, with only 16 compared to the 71 found in a whole egg. Egg whites do not contain carbohydrates or sugar, making them perfect for people who are watching their weight.
Two Important Vitamins
Egg whites contain two important vitamins and minerals that the body needs.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) – This vitamin helps release energy from carbohydrates, which can assist in balancing metabolism. It also works as an antioxidant that breaks down free radicals in the body that can damage cells. People with a riboflavin deficiency are at risk of anemia and higher levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which can lead to heart disease.
Potassium – This is an important mineral found in egg whites. Many Americans fail to get enough potassium, which can lead to a host of health problems such as heart disease and high blood pressure. When potassium interacts with the sodium in egg whites, it can improve heart function, nerve impulse concentration, and muscle contraction.
The Power Of Protein
Each egg white contains a punch of protein that helps build muscles and keep you energized. Protein also helps people feel fuller for longer. A breakfast that’s full of protein can help people manage their weight better throughout the day. It can lead to less snacking at night, and an overall sense of satiety. High protein diets have been linked to a lower risk of developing high blood pressure.
It’s Easy To Add Eggs To Your Diet
You’ll find delicious ways to add the power of eggs to your diet at SoLé SoupS®. Our freshly made egg salad is full of the vitamins, minerals, and protein your body needs to feel healthy and strong. It pairs perfectly with one of our delicious soups for lunch, or take it home for a quick meal when time is tight. SoLé SoupS® has what you need to feel good about the food choices you make, from the chicken to the egg. And that’s no yolk.
Come on into our SoLé SoupS Studio in Agoura Hills and try any of our soups including squash and our new ramen. If you’re not juicing you should be souping.