Our parents spent their childhoods downing egg after delicious egg. And then came the Big Cholesterol Scare. Suddenly, eggs were dangerous. You might eat half an egg with your breakfast, but definitely not more than one. Or you’d guzzle whites but throw away the yolks (oh, the wastage!) Then, we figured two at a time was okay – but not more than twice or thrice a week, oh no. Now, science has found out that our parents’ parents had it right all along. Eggs are GREAT for you – in fact, they’re so full of nutrition that they’ve been dubbed Nature’s Multivitamin.
Packed with nutrients
Egg yolks are, in fact, packed with nutrition – as you’d expect, considering that they are meant to support the development of a gestating chick. When you throw away an egg yolk and eat just the white, you’re basically chucking away ALL of the essential fatty acids, vitamins (A, E, D and K) and carotenoids that the are found in the egg, plus well over half of minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, thiamin, folate, B6 and B12, copper, selenium and manganese.
Now, can you imagine just throwing that all away? Egg whites are pretty nutritious too – they contain potassium, magnesium, sodium and niacin. So eat your eggs white, yolk and all!
Help with weight loss
Having eggs for breakfast (or with any meal, really) can keep you feeling full longer – they provide sustained energy, so no sudden spikes or crashes. This lets you need (and eat!) less food and prevents snacking! They’re also proven to help with brain development, improve concentration and protect your eyesight.
No limit to the number of eggs you can eat!
Eggs contain no trans fat and very little saturated fat. If you have high blood cholesterol, you should speak to your dietition or doctor – but you can still safely eat eggs along with your diet! Foods that contain cholesterol don’t elevate your blood cholesterol – that comes from the cholesterol your liver produces everyday. Some studies show that eggs actually IMPROVE your cholesterol profile, and are also not associated with cardiovascular disease as previously believed. Eating three eggs a day can even reduce insulin resistance!
On average, as long as eggs are eaten with a well-balanced and healthy diet, you can eat as many as you like – there’s no maximum number. Which is great, because there’s no food that’s better for you!
Eggs are delicious, versatile, easy to make, cheap – and fantastic for you in every way!