My friend have suggested that a boiled egg is great rather than fried omelet but yolk should not be consumed as it makes fat.

  • If you're bodybuilding properly then "making fat" isn't a concern for you. I think you'd get better guidance in the Fitness stack exchange.
    – Carey Gregory
    Apr 4, 2017 at 18:26

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It is a common myth that egg yolk should not be eaten for bodybuilding. Unfortunately, it is a misguided thing.

  • Egg yolk contains vitamins and minerals in varying amount.
  • It raises good cholesterol. Cholesterol promotes more muscle growth. A study showed that those with higher cholesterol levels built more muscle than those will lower levels.
  • Egg yolks are a fantastic food source. This goes for everyone, but especially for the bodybuilder.
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    – Lucky
    Apr 4, 2017 at 11:24
  • Plus, the yolk contains about 50% of the protien of an egg!
    – Nizar
    Apr 4, 2017 at 14:19

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