Many people avoid eating egg yolks due to concerns relating to the impact of serum cholesterol. Serum cholesterol has been associated with heart disease — resulting in many adults becoming increasingly careful about their cholesterol intake.
However, according to research published by Dr. Frank Hu, Harvard University, “consuming one egg per day was not found to have any substantial overall impact on the risk of coronary heart disease or stroke among healthy men and women.”
So your one to two eggs per day could be entirely benign, cholesterol-wise. Yolk has protein, iron, phosphorus, zinc, folate, selenium, and choline.
If you skip the yolk you’re also missing out on vitamin D, A, lutein and zeaxanthin which contribute to good eye health.