Eggs were once demonised by the health industry due to their levels of cholesterol.
Thankfully, all myths regarding their negative health effects have been debunked and they can be enjoyed in moderation, along with every other food in existence. The question is, why should you be eating them?
- They are a nutrient rich superfood. They are rich in selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B, and D, which are essential for mental, muscle, and bone health.
- Protein: eggs are composed of proteins and healthy fats which support muscle regeneration. In pregnant women, protein is essential for the healthy growth of the foetus. Eggs contain all nine sources of amino acids, some of which our bodies do not synthesise naturally and therefore must be obtained from our diet.
- Omega-3s and Choline: These two nutrients are powerful brain boosters and will keep you alert and energised. It also prevents neural tube defects in a growing foetus.
- Cholesterol: Cholesterol in moderation is actually quite good for you. Higher levels of high-density lipoproteins (in relation to low-density lipoproteins) provides protection from heart disease and prevents bad cholesterol from accumulating on your arterial linings.
- Energy: A medium egg contains about 70 calories, loaded with great nutrients and vitamins.
Eggs are great for a nutritional boost on busy mornings and honestly nothing beats a great scramble on school days!
Additionally, eggs are a powerful weight loss assistant.
So if you’re looking for a versatile alternative to sugary, processed cereals, grab some eggs and serve them as you like.