Hi there! HAPPY ThursYAY!! How's your week going? Are you being productive?! This morning I walked my furry pal (I call Holi my fur baby...lol) and made myself a healthy egg breakfast. I originally planned on posting a different topic, but after eating breakfast, I decided to post all about eggs :D
Some people believe that cracking open those round babies may be bad for your health. Do you?! If the answer is yes, then you'll be surprised to know that eating eggs can make you healthier, leaner, stronger, and brainier! Eggs are among the most nutritious food on this earth!! FOR REAL...eggs are pretty much the perfect food!!!
I understand that not everyone can eat eggs. But if you can eat them...keep reading and find out why eggs are great for you! NO more EGGScuses!! :D
Unlike many cereals and yogurt, eggs don't come with a loaded ingredient list. Eggs don't have one. They're just eggs...lol! Eggs are 1 of the least expensive sources of high quality protein there is. Did you know that eggs have 6 grams of protein? They do! Every single egg!! Kicking off the morning with protein helps sustain mental and physical energy throughout the day. If you're the kind of person, like myself, who wants to have productive days...eat more eggs! And...get more done!!
Eggs contain zero carbs and no sugar. Which means you can eat a well rounded breakfast during the week. I actually LOVE LOVE LOVE eating breakfast for dinner! Plus, eggs have all 9 amino acids:
Incredible, right?! :D
Did you know that eating eggs can help you lose weight?! This may come as a surprise to those who think of eggs as fattening or unhealthy!! A study carried out by the Rochester Center for Obesity Research found that eating eggs for breakfast helps limit your calorie intake all day, by more then 400 calories. That means you could lose 3 pounds or more a month. This is probably because eggs keep you full for longer, meaning you're less likely to give in to a mid-morning snack or stuff yourself at lunch. And although eggs contain cholesterol, this is "dietary cholesterol" and is different from the "blood cholesterol" in your body. Despite the health recommendations of the past, there's no evidence that eating eggs will increase your blood cholesterol levels.
Choline is a nutrient that many people don't even know exists. Yet, it's an incredibly important substance and is often grouped with the B vitamins. Choline promotes normal cell activity, liver function, and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. Whole eggs are an excellent source of choline. A single egg contains more then 100 mg of this nutrient.
Eating more eggs is a FITastic way to give yourself a healthy boost! Eating WHOLE eggs is vital!! The goodness of eggs is found in the yolk (containing over 90% of an egg's calcium and iron) and the white (containing almost half the egg's protein). If you're not eating eggs regularly then you're missing out on a little bit of almost every nutrient you need. Next time someone asks how you like your eggs, say you like those babies a whole heck of a lot :D
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I hope the rest of your week is healthy! Have an awesome weekend!! I'll be posting again on Mondayyyyy!!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist