Published on August 10, 2019
If you’ve been scarfing down scrambled egg whites because you’re afraid to eat the yolks, you’re missing out on one of Mother Nature’s most potent fat-fighting nutrients: choline.
Found abundantly in egg yolks, this nutrient squelches the body’s output of leptin, a hunger–stoking hormone that fuels between-meal cravings. (Yolks also deliver vitamins D and B12, so they’re great for your bones and brain too.)
Don’t worry about eggs hiking your cholesterol: Turns out those concerns from health experts back in the day were premature, and new studies have shown that cholesterol found in food has little to no connection with the kind that clogs the arteries.