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Not the enemy, this is the benefit of egg yolk for your health

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. Egg yolks are not always bad for health. This is the benefit of egg yolk for health.

Egg yolk is considered a food that triggers a rise in cholesterol.

In fact, egg yolks do contain high levels of cholesterol but are rich in nutrients and health benefits.

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Research in 2009 has shown that most of the nutrients in eggs are found in the yolk.

According to data compiled by Medical News, one egg yolk contains the following nutrients:

  • 55 calories
  • 2.70 g protein
  • 4.51 g fat
  • 184 milligrams cholesterol
  • 0.61 g carbohydrates

Egg yolks also contain seven essential minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.

In 17 grams of egg yolk also contains various vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin. B6, B12, A, E, D, and K.

That is why, egg yolks also contain various health benefits that are a pity to miss. Here are the various benefits of egg yolks:

1. Reducing inflammation

Egg yolks contain various types of protein, one of which is phosvitin. This type of protein helps reduce the number of compounds in the body that cause inflammation.

2. Increase immunity

Egg yolks also contain a compound called sulfate glycopeptide which is present in the yolk membrane. These compounds can stimulate the production of macrophages, which are cells in the immune system to protect the body from disease and infection.

3. Lowering blood pressure

Egg yolks also contain peptides that have been shown to reduce blood pressure significantly. High blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

4. Maintain eye health

The carotenoids in egg yolk – especially the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin – help in maintaining eye health. The caratenoids in egg yolks can also lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

In addition, egg yolk also contains antioxidant compounds that function to protect the eyes from free radicals that can damage the retina’s ability to focus light properly. (Ariska Puspita Anggraini)

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This article has been published on Kompas.com with the title “4 Benefits of Egg Yolks that You Don’t Miss”