I absolutely love eggs. It would take an awful lot for me to get tired of eating them. I eat eggs daily, generally speaking. I crave them!
I take such an interest in health and nutrition, so a long time ago I decided I needed to learn about their benefits. As it turns out, there are several reasons why it’s important to include eggs in your diet.
1) Eggs are a great source of protein. One medium egg contains 8 grams of protein. More than half of the protein is found in the egg white. Eggs are a complete source of protein because they contain 9 essentials amino acids. They are an ideal protein source to have at breakfast as the high protein content makes us feel satisfied and for longer.
2) Eggs are full of nutrients. Two of these nutrients, betaine and choline, promote heart health. Eggs are a great source of vitamin D. As we age, I feel this is really important to note. They are also rich sources of the following: selenium, lecithin, zinc, iron, copper, vitamin d, B6, B12, A, D, E, and K.
3) Egg yolks have many benefits. It contains protein, fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. The cholesterol found in eggs is not something to be overly concerned about, unless your doctor has told you otherwise for particular reasons in regards to your health. The cholesterol in the yolk has much less effect on our cholesterol levels than the saturated fat in our diets. Monounsaturated fats are a much healthier alternative.
4) I love how versatile eggs are. There are so many different ways you can eat eggs and recipes galore on the internet. I still enjoy finding recipes in cookbooks, so you could try the old fashioned route too. Eggs are awesome for baking also. They work as a great binder and add moisture to the recipe. If you ever run out of eggs when you are baking, use 1/4 cup of mayonnaise for every egg you are missing. You will not taste the mayonnaise, but you will love the moisture.
Stay tuned for my next post where I will share one of my delicious egg recipes!
Until next time,