The Incredible, Edible Egg

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My husband had an annual blood test recently and his cholesterol was excellent, 154 was the total number, and he eats eggs almost every day of the week.

He takes a boiled egg to work every day and we often eat a frittata for dinner or scrambled eggs on the weekend. So goes the myth that eggs are "bad" for you.

You have probably read in mainstream media that the "powers that be," have changed their mind about this amazing food. As a Health and Nutrition Counselor, I am a big supporter of the egg!

Reasons why eggs are good for you:

  1. Eggs are the most easily assimilated protein by our brains.
  2. Eggs have the highest biological value of any protein.
  3. Contain high amounts of B vitamins that support the nervous system and help produce energy
  4. Are high in Vitamin A, zeaxanthin and lutein that support eye health.
  5. Are very good source of choline, another B Vitamin that aids in fat metabolism and liver function.
  6. Contain omega 3 fatty acids that help reduce inflammation and support the immune system.

In addition to the list above, one egg has about 70 calories, is rich in selenium, calcium, Vitamin D, zinc and phosphorus. These nutrients support overall health in so many ways.Eggs are a delicious choice for good nutrition! If it is possible, I recommend that you buy pasture-raised eggs, free of hormones, antibiotics and other chemicals.

The nutrition is far superior.I have included a simple recipe, which incorporates some vegetables with your eggs. Enjoy!

Basic Frittata with Mushrooms, Spinach and Parmesan Cheese (optional)

Ingredients:

  • 8 fresh eggs
  • 2 handfuls spinach washed and chopped
  • 1 cup mushroom of choice, I use shiitake, sliced
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice, almond, rice, etc.
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

Directions:

  • Beat the eggs with the milk.
  • Saute the garlic, spinach and mushrooms until lightly cooked. I use coconut oil or real butter.
  • Add eggs and cook on low heat until almost set.
  • Finish by sprinkling the cheese on top (optional) and broiling in oven until nicely browned, 3-5 minutes.
  • This dish is perfect with your summer veggies or a crisp salad!


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