I hope you all had a great weekend?
Today’s tips are particularly relevant as I often mention the benefit of a protein breakfast and one of the most convenient breakfast foods that work well are eggs. There is a lot of confusion over the amount of eggs one should consume in a week and to be honest, most of you will have heard the old wives tale about eggs raising cholesterol.
Let’s look at that point, and six others. Here are seven great reasons to eat eggs everyday:
- Eggs are great for the eyes. They contain good amounts of Lutein and Zeaxanthin which can prevent macular degeneration. Both nutrients are more readily available from eggs than anything else we can eat.
- One egg contains over 6 grams of high quality protein and all nine essential amino acids, which mean it is a perfect food for recovery, muscle growth and repair.
- According to recent research, there is no evidence of a link between egg consumption and heart disease, in fact, daily egg consumption can reduce blood clots, strokes and heart disease.
- Great source of choline. Choline is an important nutrient in regulating the brain, nervous system and cardio vascular system.
- One egg can contain about 5 grams of fat but only 1.5 grams is saturated, meaning the rest will be used by the body and actually help you lose body fat and feed your organs including your brain.
- New research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a persons lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that may raise cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol. Always use organic eggs and if you can get them, buy the Omega 3 eggs. These are produced by chickens that have been fed on superior grain so they produce superior eggs, with a larger percentage of the fat being Omega 3.
- A recent study showed that females consuming at least eight eggs per week reduced their risk of breast cancer by 44%.
These are a few of the many reasons that eggs should be eaten often in your diet. I personally, have eaten at least three eggs every day for nearly fifteen years now, and my cholesterol levels are perfect. Ok, I passed out when I had the test, but that’s another story entirely. Don’t laugh – there were at least two drops of blood on the end of my finger when that nurse tested me, seeing that blood was the last thing I remember 🙂
That’s all from me for now yolks, I mean folks, have a great week ahead.
P.s. I had to get an egg joke in there, sorry 🙂
btw when buying eggs buy the best you can afford. The better the chicken that laid the egg is treated and fed, the better the quality of the egg that you eat. If the chicken is not stressed, has space to exercise and flap about, has a good diet, then this will all be passed onto you and I with great nutrition inside the egg.
Battery eggs are terrible, so when an egg seems like great value and you can get 12 ‘value’ eggs for the price of 6 organic ones. I advise to take the organic and have less. Your body will thank you for it!