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Omega-3 Eggs, Eat the Yolks

Omega-3 eggs are great, but don't waste your money buying fortified eggs if you only eat egg whites.

Eggs fortified with Omega-3 fatty acids are a great way to increase the amount of those polyunsaturated fatty acids in the diet. However, if you buy Omega-3 eggs, then you need to eat the yolks because that is where the Omega-3s are found. The Omega-3s are a fatty acid and the yolk contains most of the fat in an egg as only a trace amount of fat is in the whites (mostly only protein). Since Omega-3 eggs are a bit more pricey than normal eggs, it would be a waste of money to buy Omega-3 eggs if all you are going to do is throw out the yolks.

So eat the whole Omega-3 egg. If you don't have any cholesterol problems, you can eat up to seven Omega-3 eggs a week.

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HeatherBison HeatherBison 8 years
I never understood why some people only eat egg whites..I'm sure there are very valid reasons however I think the best part is yolk. I am a morning person so I LOVE breakfast and will eat eggs whenever how ever..I'm not overweight and do not have cholestorol issues but I also exercise a lot and already take a Fish oil Supplements. Neurvi,com..One of their Omega 3's. They use some sort of distillation..at the molecular level to free the formula of pollutants. Those are my two cents!
suzanne suzanne 9 years
I'm just noticing there are differences in the omega-3 content of eggs. :? Hey Fit, what's with that? I have some Eggland's Best which have 100mg Omega-3 per egg, and 170 mg cholesterol. I also have some Land O' Lakes with 350mg Omega-3, but 215gm cholesterol. Now I'm confused??? Should I go for the high Omega-3 with the higher cholesterol or the lower omega-3 with the lower cholesterol??? What's a cholesterol/Omega-3 couscious girl to do?
Marci Marci 10 years
I don't get the Omega 3 egg thing, either. It requires too much thinking about.
Arthur Arthur 10 years
I eat cod liver oil pills. I have never eaten any supplement before, but I read the great book cod and it made want to....I'll probably never get a bottle again, but we'll see. In any event, I don't understand the omega 3 egg thing. If you really want omega 3 in your diet, wouldn't it just be easier to take cod liver oil pills, or at least form what I've read Krill which has much more. (of course I like sardines so much, I probably don't need any more.....)
BKNYGal BKNYGal 10 years
Cod Liver Oil...they come in flavors now too!
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 10 years
Good to know.
littlehippymomma littlehippymomma 10 years
i don't like the sound of this. here's an idea, eat some fish and nuts for omegas!-well-fed hippy alien
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I love eggs. I eat an Omelet almost daily. What I'll do is crack open one whole egg, then pour some egg beater in too. :CLUCK:
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