I'm writing this at the start of the year when faddy diets are EVERYWHERE!
For example, a while back someone told me that she’d heard that drinking only cabbage juice for a week could cure IBD (it can’t, just in case you were wondering!).
Less ridiculous, but still not all that sensible, a friend of mine once told me that part of her new “diet” involved her starting each day with an egg white omelette.
Eggs white omelettes (which is, for those who don’t know, an omelette with the yolk removed) is a bit of a craze that started in the bodybuilding world.
The thinking behind this is that the egg white is the bit the contains protein, and the yolk (the tasty bit) contain the fats.
So by taking the yolk out you remove the fat and it gives you less calories.
However, aside from the fact that an omelette without any yolk doesn’t sound appealing at all, there is generally no need to avoid the yolk.
Yes it contains fat.
But that’s not a bad thing.
And yes it contains cholesterol.
But that doesn’t mean you are increasing your risk of heart disease or anything else (that is a BIG myth that even doctors are struggling to understand, despite all the studies proving it to be the case).
Fats are incredibly important for your health.
While the yolk in eggs can be a great way to get some of those fats, another fantastically healthy fat are omega 3 fats is fish oil.
A teaspoon (or a few capsules) of our super healthy, super pure, super strong fish oil is a great way to start the day, perhaps accompanied by a nice omelette (i.e. one with the yolk in it!).
That would leave you so much more ready to attack the day than something such as a bowl of cereal or slice of toast (or a plain egg white omelette!).
The protein and good fats in that breakfast leave you feeling drastically different to the very high carb breakfast that most people have.
And if you didn’t want to be cooking at all at breakfast time (with or without yolks) then our Advanced Vegan Protein shake can be a great option…