Remember when eggs were great for you? Remember when they were bad? There are so many varying opinions on eggs, but no one can deny eggs are protein-packed little wonder foods. You can eat them any meal of the day, they are great for snacks, and can make great additions to anything including salads and even your morning oatmeal!
So, why are these little lovelies so great? First let me debunk some of the outdated notions about eggs being bad for your health.
While they are high in Cholesterol, according to studies, eggs do not actually negatively affect YOUR cholesterol. In fact, Eggs raise HDL (the good cholesterol) and lower the small LDL (the bad cholesterol).
Now, on to the REALLY good stuff.
Eggs are rich in unique antioxidants called Lutein and Zeaxanthine. These two are particularly good for you eyes as they gather in the retina and decrease risks of age-related eye disorders. Can you ‘see’ how this is awesome?
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet as they are rich in vitamins, minerals, high-quality proteins, minerals and good fats. Eggs are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of vitamin D, meaning that one egg provides at least 10 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). vitamin D plays an important role in calcium absorption, helping to form and maintain strong bones.
Eggs can also help you to lose weight! Studies show that eggs keep you full longer with 6 grams of protein. Easily cut your calories by 400 per day just by having a few eggs for breakfast. That’s something to chirp about!
Remember, it’s best to eat Organic, Free-Range eggs as they are more nutritious and you don’t risk eating unwanted hormones. We don’t want to be eggy about eating our eggies.
Need some ideas for some healthy egg recipes or how to incorporate them in to you daily routine? Check out our Pinterest board dedicated EGGS.