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What Do You Eat More Often: Whole Eggs or Egg Whites?

The good old egg is an excellent source of protein. I always order scrambled eggs or an omelet when I go out to brunch, but I know many women who ditch the yolks and only order egg whites.

Although most of the calories, fat, and cholesterol come from the yolk, it's also very nutritious, containing protein, calcium, vitamin D, and folate. So I'm wondering . . .

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beauley beauley 5 years
Eat egg whites only? It's like wasting over 95% of your nutritional buying. The consumer gets robbed totally. The hospitals have been filling and this will spill them over the top,
hcamps1106 hcamps1106 6 years
Love eggs! Whole eggs...can eat them everyday!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Organic free range eggs. So yum!! And eat them whole. Seems like a waste and I just love the yolk, though I do add egg whites from a carton at times.
shethatisnau shethatisnau 6 years
Whole eggs, all the way- Organic is way better, too. They taste cheesier, richer, "eggier" even, and I'm totally satisfied having 2 eggs with whole grain toast for breakfast. Keeps me full for hours! Many of the vitamins in eggs come from the yolk and I hate wasting food. All things in moderation, and quality long before quantity!
charliecandy charliecandy 6 years
you dont have to waste the yolks though, you can buy organic egg whites in a carton--yum!
tylergrl33 tylergrl33 6 years
I only buy cage-free eggs. Much more humane.
tylergrl33 tylergrl33 6 years
Whole eggs! I've been told the yolk has a lot of nutrients. This website is perfect for this post : http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 6 years
EVERY MORNING = WHOLE EGGS!! DELICIOUS!
littleblackninja littleblackninja 6 years
Two whole eggs and one extra egg white. I eat the vast majority of my fat during breakfast, along with my CLA and fish oil caps.
ella1978 ella1978 6 years
I too use one whole egg and two whites when I am making scrambled eggs, egg salad or an omlette. Occasionally I'll skip the yolks all together, but while not super great for you, the yolks are awfully tasty!
MandeeLei MandeeLei 6 years
I add egg whites into my oatmeal every morning. If I am eating eggs by themselves, then I eat them whole. However, I'm lazy and very rarely do that lol.
sham28 sham28 6 years
Whole.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
Whole Eggs. Delicious!!
courtneyd courtneyd 6 years
Whole eggs for me. My favorite part is the yolk!
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 6 years
I really don't understand people thinking that the egg yolk is unhealthy, to be honest. I have a spinach and broccoli omelette for breakfast most days, made with two whole eggs and two additional whites. It's filling and yummy and pretty reasonable in calories for a breakfast or lunch. I'm not particularly worried about the fat in eggs; I don't eat butter or much saturated fat otherwise, so I figure my body actually needs it.
lydialee_home lydialee_home 6 years
Spectra - I do the same thing also. I like to have a little bit color on my scramble egg. Just egg white alone is not good. I will have my scramble egg with 1 whole egg and 1 egg white. As for the egg yolk, I do the same thing. I bake pretty often, and I just use it for the brush.
Camarogirl67 Camarogirl67 6 years
One whole egg, 2 egg whites. I give the 2 yolks to my dogs, keeps their skin & coats healthy.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Hmmm...there isn't an option for "I eat both about equally" because I typically mix a whole egg with one white so I get a slightly larger serving size. I don't waste the yolks, either...I freeze them and use them in puddings and for eggwashes.
fona fona 6 years
i rarely eat eggs, but when i do i have it whole ..
Chrstne Chrstne 6 years
Eggs are a good source of protein after a workout...or any time. I'll take a whole egg. It won't kill me.
SillyGirl SillyGirl 6 years
The mornings I have eggs, I do an omelet with 1 whole egg mixed with egg whites from the carton (about 3-4 egg whites). Then my omelet is huge with tons of veggies the way i like it, but i didnt have to use 4 eggs to get it that big.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Whole eggs.
josephje josephje 6 years
I buy organic egg whites in the carton and use it for smoothies of to cut calories while baking desserts, but if I use a whole egg, the yolk if not getting excluded.My rule is if you use and whole egg, don't waste the yolk. So I just by egg whites instead when I don't want the yolk.
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