I love eggs so I thought I'd tell you why they should be a part of your diet and let you know what's great about them.
- Eggs contain large amounts of the antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthine, which dramatically lower your risk of age-related eye disorders.
- Eggs contain all 9 essential amino acids, are highly concentrated with vitamins and minerals and are among the best sources of choline you can get. Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs are best.
- Eggs are a nutritious, protein rich food with a strong impact on satiety. Studies show that eating eggs for breakfast can help you lose weight.
A (average) large egg contains:
- Only 77 calories, with 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein with all 9 essential amino acids.
- Iron, phosphorous, selenium and vitamins A, B12, B2 and B5 (among others).
- 113 mg of Choline – a very important nutrient for the brain, among other things.
A lot of people stay away from eating the yolk, but that's where most of the nutrients come from. My favourite is scrambled eggs made with organic coconut oil from Fitnessguru. Quick, simple, nutritious and utterly delicious!