Eggs have had a bad rap for a long time (particularly the yolk).
That’s because the yolk of an egg happens to contain quite a bit of cholesterol…which is why so many people have started opting for “egg white omelets” instead.
But more recent studies are indicating that we’ve been wrong about eggs all along. Egg yolks may contain cholesterol, but they also contain special compounds that actually work to dissolve cholesterol & move it out of your arteries.
The reality is skipping out on the yolk means your skipping out on the most nutritious part of the egg…and that’s a shame, because there are so many amazing reasons to eat more eggs, like:
1.Eggs are an excellent (and low calorie) source of protein.
One egg has 6 grams of protein and only about 66 calories. To get the same amount of protein from skinless chicken breast, you’d be eating around 74 calories. These 8 calories might not seem like much…but considering humans need to consume between 46-56 grams of protein every day, those calories can add up pretty quickly.
2. Eggs can seriously boost your brain power & memory
Eggs contain a rare nutrient named “choline” that helps to stimulate brain development & function, and improves overall nerve function. This will help you remember things more clearly & quickly.
3. Eggs will help you lose weight.
Starting your day with an egg will help keep you full much longer than your traditional breakfast foods – helping you to eat less later on in the day. That’s why so many studies have shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast lose much more weight than people who eat cereal or bagels.
4. An egg a day can keep the doctor away.
It’s a well known fact that antioxidants help prevent illness…and eggs are one of the best sources of antioxidants out there. In fact, 1 egg has as many antioxidants in them as an apple!
5. Eggs may be the answer to high blood pressure.
Studies have shown that the protein in eggs may actually affect blood pressure the same way as an ACE inhibitor (medication used to treat hypertension). This doesn’t necessarily mean that eating eggs can replace your medication, but it might stop you from needing it in the first place.
The night before, break an egg into a jar and add whatever spices you’d like. You can try adding just salt & pepper, toss in some garlic powder & Italian seasonings, or go a little more exotic and add a tablespoon of your favorite salsa.
After you add your seasonings, shake everything together & put your jar in the fridge.
Set your egg pan on the stove with a spatula so you can get right to cooking in the morning.
When you wake up, turn on your stove & let the pan get hot. Give that egg jar one last shake before you dump it on your hot pan to be scrambled.
You’ll have a piping hot breakfast in about the same time it would take to pour cereal.