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:
What Do Eggs Contain?
Protein: Necessary for children and adolescents as they are growing and developing.Just as necessary for adults to develop and maintain muscle
Healthy Fats: We need healthy fats for brain function, and to absorb vitamins and minerals.Additionally, good fats actually help our bodies burn fat
Selenium: An antioxidant which protects our body and immune system
Folate: For growth and maintenance of healthy cells
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.