So what’s the deal with eggs? Healthy or not?
The truth is, eggs are one of the most perfect foods ever, and are a surefire addition to your nutrition plan.
Many people think that they need to be avoiding eggs because they contain cholesterol, but you need to realize that this is typically only a problem if you have an underlying inflammatory condition in your body. Most people can easily tolerate 2-3 eggs just fine as part of their usual daily diet plan.
So what’s so great about the egg? Here’s a quick list of the benefits.
- Are highly versatile! There are so many ways to prepare an egg you should never find yourself getting bored
- They’re calorie controlled. One egg provides between 70-90 calories depending on the variety
- They’re great for meals on the go because they take only 3-5 minutes to cook
- They are carb free so perfect for those on reduced carb diet plans.
- They’re a good source of high quality protein
- They provide choline – an important nutrient for brain development
- They offer a good dose of iron, which is important for keeping your energy levels in check and preventing iron-deficiency anemia
- Eggs provide a good dose of lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which will help to improve eye health
- Certain eggs may provide omega-3 fatty acids if they’ve been enriched in this fat
- Eggs tend to combat hunger very well with those who serve them for breakfast consuming fewer calories later on during the day.
As you can see, there is much to gain from including an egg a day as part of your regular meal plan. You’ll do far better serving an egg or two as part of your breakfast than you will eating a bowl of sugar-laden cereal, which will have you taking in 400-500 calories and leaving you hungry about an hour later.
So crack those eggs and start eatin’!