Rats, I didn't realize that! I just re-discovered hard-boiled eggs on the weekend and have had about 6 in the last 4 days!!! If you don't mind, I'm going to post this question on the dietican forum to see what they say.
NS recommends you limit egg yolks to 2 per week. The Resource Guide does not give a reason but I assume it is because of fat and cholesterol. Egg yolks also however contain important nutrients the whites don't.
One egg white has more protein than one yolk.
Free range chickens lay eggs with higher nutritional value than caged chickens - in case you want to eat more egg yolks, eat the best quality eggs you can get.
Roland, you should discuss with your doctor whether limiting eggs is necessary.
I agree - always thought number of egg yolks was up to doctor/patient. I remember when hubby had heart bypass surgery - he was given whole eggs every morning for breakfast. I asked about it as he had been told to limit due to heart problem. Was told that eggs are so healthy for rebuilding body...but that once he went home should again limit them. But that was due to his heart problem.
Here's our response from a similar questions posed earlier today on the board:
Nutrisystem makes the recommendation of limiting egg yolks in order for our meal plans to meet the Daily Value for cholesterol. If you do not have high cholesterol, you may not need to limit egg yolks to this extent. Please consult your doctor about a recommendation for you.
Nutrition & Dietary Services
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