Those who suffer from egg paranoia, will say that eggs are bad for you. That they raise blood cholesterol and increase artery and heart disease. At Freeletics, we’ll tell you differently. It’s an age old rumour that eggs are dangerous. One which over time, has been proven to be not so accurate. Time to crack the shell and discover the real truth behind eggs awesomeness:
The natural nutrient bomb
Think of it like this, an egg contains everything required to grow a baby chicken. Ok maybe not so appetizing, but consider all the nutrients and building blocks required to do so.
A single egg is loaded with high quality proteins and all 9 essential amino acids. Not only is this just what your muscles want for regeneration, but the high protein quantity will leave you feeling full and satisfied. And that’s just scratching the surface. Eggs are rich in iron – essential for the transport of oxygen in your body, vitamins A, B12, B2 and B5
(just to name a few) – important for a strong immune system, energy production, metabolization of fats and protein and the alleviation of stress and heart problems.
What about the whole cholesterol thing?
We’ve all heard it before, and yes: eggs contain cholesterol. But for a normal person, eating eggs will only have a minor impact on blood cholesterol levels. Sure, it’s not always the same for everyone and those with already high cholesterol levels should consult their doctor before choosing to order an omelette every day.
Egg whites only? No way!
The most recent trend is to leave out the yolk. Personally we say, no way! Sure, it may contain most of the calories, but the yolk is by far the best part. It’s runny, tastes awesome and is a rich source of choline, vitamin D and essential fatty acids. What’s choline? We were hoping you would ask that.
Choline is an essential nutrient. Essential nutrient means your body needs it to function normally and stay healthy. Choline is required for things like healthy brain development and metabolism, and although some can be made by the liver, the majority must be acquired from your diet. So stop the separation, and get the yolk involved.
Now for the best part…
Aside from their many health benefits, the best thing about eggs is how versatile they are. Whatever time of day it is, whatever mood we are in, whatever meal we’re about to have, eggs satisfy our needs and desires. They could well be the most flexible ingredient there is. Here’s a few examples:
Breakfast – sweet scrambled egg
Lunch – baked egg avocado
Dinner – salad nicoise
Snack – artichoke and mushroom muffins
Dessert – baked oatmeal with dried figs
Don’t just celebrate eggs at Easter, make the most of their egg-ceptional health benefits all year round. Enjoy!