Eggsactly Why Should I Eat Eggs?

Eggsactly Why Should I Eat Eggs?

When you think about eggs and health, the first thing that comes to mind is their high cholesterol content, right? But it actually turns out that eggs have just gotten a bad wrap; they don’t actually contribute to high blood cholesterol.

In fact, the cholesterol in eggs had almost no effect on your blood cholesterol levels. Your cholesterol levels are more influenced by the saturated and trans fat that you eat.

Eggs are an inexpensive source of many nutrients and come packaged in one of nature’s best designs. They’re portable, versatile, and freaking delicious!

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Health Benefits:

Eggs strengthen nails and hair. The zinc and iron in eggs can help your hair shine and your nails resist chipping.

The carotenoids and zeaxanthin in eggs are linked to a reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration which is the leading cause of loss of vision in older adults.

Eggs boost brain health. Lecithin, which is a natural emulsifier found in eggs- is rich in choline. This helps to move cholesterol through the bloodstream, as well as aiding fat metabolism and repairing some forms of neurological damage. Choline is thought to be important for early brain development and may improve memory later in life.


Health Risks:

Allergy Trigger: Eggs are among the foods most likely to trigger allergic reactions. If you are allergic to eggs be on the lookout for obvious sources such as sauces and mayonnaise, pancakes and bakery items as well as ice cream. Check food labels (which always declare the presence of all ingredients derived from eggs)

Salmonella Risk: 1 in every 7,000 eggs may be found to harbor salmonella bacteria. Although the risk of food poisoning is relatively low these days, your chances decrease when avoiding raw or partly cooked eggs.


My Recommendations:

Scramble a bit of Greek yogurt and fresh herbs for some creamy goodness.

Top a piece of Ezekiel toast with grilled tomatoes , mushrooms, and greens, and a poached egg.

Brown eggs and white eggs are EQUALLY nutritious; this is a big misconception to say that they don’t have the same benefits. They simply come from different breeds of chickens!


These are a few of my Kitchen Must-Haves and come in handy especially when preparing eggs!


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