By Sam Davis, BHS, CPT, FNS
You might ask, “Are eggs healthy?” It’s unfortunate eggs have received such a bad rap from the health and wellness market lately. “Don’t eat eggs as they will increase your cholesterol.” “They will increase your risk for heart disease or stroke.” Sound familiar? Let’s go ahead and squash this myth. Eggs, and the yolk they carry, are some of the most vitamin and mineral-packed foods on this Earth. Don’t believe me? Here is the list of everything a single egg contains:
Most people shy away from eggs because of the cholesterol. Studies, however, show that eggs and the small amount of cholesterol in them do not affect healthy people’s blood cholesterol. Myth squashed.
Eggs are an amazing source of protein that keeps you full but can be eaten in a variety of ways—which helps when boredom hits. One of my favorite breakfasts is 2 hard-boiled eggs with 1 slice of whole-grain toast, and half an avocado on top with some seasoning to dress it up a bit. You have a solid source of protein, vitamins, and minerals (eggs), healthy fats, (yolk and avocado), and healthy whole grain carbs. (Btw: Making hard-boiled eggs is hard if you don’t know how you like your yolk, but I LOVE my Rapid Egg Cooker from Amazon. You can make up to 12 eggs super fast, and you don’t have to worry about the yolk being runny or too hard. It’s a kitchen staple now.)
Do me a favor: don’t let the marketing gimmicks scare you away from this affordable food item that makes a huge impact on your health and nutrition. Your body will thank you for all of the immunity booster vitamins and other healthy benefits you’ll find in eggs.