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Why North Korea Says Not to Skip the Egg Yolk

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North Korea is singing praises of eggs.

On July 2nd, the North Korean Korea Central News Agency, in an article titled “Scientific Discoveries about the Benefits of Eggs,” praised eggs as a “treasure trove of high-quality protein, fat-soluble vitamins, and essential fatty acids,” adding that they contain vitamins A, D, E, K, B complex, and minerals such as iron, copper, and zinc.

The composition of an egg is 9~14% shell, 55~63% egg white, and 26~33% yolk. A medium-sized egg contains 6g of protein and 5g of fat.

While there has been continuous debate about whether eggs benefit health due to their high cholesterol content, recent research suggests that the cholesterol in eggs has much less impact on blood cholesterol levels than saturated fat intake.

Experts recommend not separating the egg white and yolk, as the yolk contains many nutrients. In other words, the body absorbs nutrients in the condition of sufficient fats from the yolk.

Scholars have identified two benefits of eggs.

First, they can reduce the risk of heart attacks.

Eggs contain many nutrients, including betaine and choline, which are essential for the normal function of the cardiovascular system. Foods containing choline should especially be included in the diet of pregnant women, as this substance is necessary for the normal brain development of the fetus.

Second, they can reduce the risk of breast cancer.

One study showed that women who consumed enough choline through their diet had a 24% lower risk of breast cancer. Moreover, the choline in eggs helps alleviate inflammation in the body.

Furthermore, the news agency added, “1 or 2 eggs per day is considered a reasonable quantity.”

Daniel Kim
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