That is an age-old question and one that I’ve never been able to figure out, but what I do know is how delicious eggs are and they are quite the perfect little food.
At only 72 calories per egg, it is packed with nutrients, and for about 30 cents per egg, it is a good bang for your buck.
One egg has over 6g of protein, including all 9 essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of our body. There are 20 of them in total but these essential ones are the amino acids your body can’t make and are vital for energy production, muscle growth, fat metabolism, immune system function, and many other important jobs.
Eggs are high in vitamins and minerals like vitamin B12, riboflavin and folate. They also contain vitamins A, D, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.
They do get a bad rap for raising ‘bad’ cholesterol, LDL, but eggs also raise your ‘good’ cholesterol, HDL. HDL actually helps to remove LDL from your bloodstream and can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke.
Eggs are also good for eye health. They contain lutein and zeaxanthin which helps prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Green leafy vegetables contain these antioxidants as well, however, the fat in the eggs helps your body absorb the nutrients better. You could have a salad with sliced eggs on top for an antioxidant rich lunch or dinner.
This incredible food even has its own website. www.eggs.ca. There are so many recipes to choose from but this one caught my eye. It’s easy to prepare a large batch so you can freeze them for grab-and-go meals or snacks anytime.
In good health,
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