Eggs are a fantastic source of high-quality protein and are packed with important vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, iron, vitamin A and D.
Worried about how much cholesterol there is in an egg? Recent research has shown that the dietary cholesterol found in egg yolks has very little effect on most people's blood cholesterol levels - it's saturated fat we need to be concerned about. Eggs also contain a substance called lecithin which has the ability to dissolve cholesterol and other fats.
Removing the yolk saves about 75% of the calories, but keeps most of the fantastic protein. Protein helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer, so an egg white omelette is a great low cal breakfast choice for satiety.
However, as the yolk of an egg contains important minerals and vitamins, removing the yolk does mean that you miss out on iron, B vitamins and vitamins A and D. A good compromise is to make an omelette with one egg, and two egg whites ? that way you save on calories without losing all of the nutrients.
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