EGGS ARE A SUPERFOOD!! Just wait, I will prove it to you...
I am about to unpack one of the biggest myths around… well maybe not the biggest but at least a major misconception... what is it? EGGS!!!
Eggs are in fact good for you… This food item is a super food is packed with essential vitamins, minerals and high-quality protein. Eggs have so many benefits it is hard to list them all, but I am going to try anyways.
BENEFIT NUMBER ONE… eggs contain the essential amino acids and their protein digestion rate is near perfect. In fact, hardboiled eggs, according to a study published in PubMed, have the highest digestion rate out of other cooked forms (1). This is a great snack to have on hand to throw down some high-quality protein and fat.
BENEFIT NUMBER TWO… Eggs have a ton of Vitamins and Minerals that is essential for all sorts of things like riboflavin, selenium, folate & VITAMIN D!! These vitamins and minerals are essential for optimal health because they effect hormonal functions like the thyroid. Vitamin D is essential to aid in thyroid health and in allowing the body to absorb calcium and phosphorus. You can link Vitamin D to a lot of different positive processes in the body.
BENEFIT NUMBER THREE… Eggs boost HDL cholesterol, which are classified as “good” cholesterol. There is a lot of misconception built around cholesterol and that it is bad for you, so I want to make sure I am clear when saying eggs are good for your cholesterol levels!
BENEFIT NUMBER FOUR… EGGS are a GREAT source of Omega-3 fats, when you select good eggs that is. I define “good” eggs by the type of egg you choose at the grocery store. Trust me, it is confusing to read an egg label, since there seems like there is 1000 different things labeled on there, such as cage free, pasture raised, organic, and more… what I always recommend is choosing pasture raised and organic, when available. Additionally, choose local whenever possible.
Omega-3 fatty acids play an essential role in cellular membrane health that aid in heart, brain and eye protection. Not all fats are created equal and Omega-3 fat reigns supreme. In just two eggs you can get around 175mg of Omega-3 fats. Of course, the exact amount will depend on the lady that laid the egg and the size of the egg.
BENEFIT NUMBER FIVE… EGGS provide you with CHOLINE!!! Most of you are probably unaware of what Choline actually is, does and why is it important… well I am going to tell you:
1. Choline helps with cell function
2. Choline can help with cognitive development in elderly and infants. For elderly this means slowing down the cognitive decline and for babies this means boosting development.
3. For pregnant woman choline can help the baby, while in the womb, with spinal cord and brain development.
Think of Choline like a boost in intelligence! Who doesn’t want that??? Eggs have a high amount of choline, when compared to other foods, and thus can be coined a super food when regarding brain health and development!
So, do you still think eggs are bad for you? Trust me when I tell you, they’re not. Now that you know the benefits, let’s figure out ways to eat them. Here are my suggestions:
Make hardboiled eggs, have them in your refrigerator and eat them as a snack or an on-the-go breakfast. When eating snacks, for the general population, I usually recommend healthy fat and high-quality protein, eggs have both!
Scramble meat with eggs for breakfast. Personally, I love using ground beef that I turned in to Taco Meat for my scramble.
Over medium egg over a grass-fed burger! This provide so much flavor and moisture, while boosting your healthy fat and high-quality protein levels…
Regardless of how you get eggs in, get them in… Your body will thank you for it!
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