Eggs, a GREAT Health Food Choice for Breakfast
Eggs are one breakfast staple most everyone likes in some form or another. Scrambled, poached, boiled, fried, frittatas, omelets — just to name a few ways to enjoy eggs for breakfast!
They’re a good health food too. For a while, “general wisdom” decreed that the cholesterol in eggs was bad for you, clogging up your arteries, and you should limit the number of eggs you consumed. However, new research shows eggs may actually improve your cholesterol levels.
So these healthy eggs have a lot going for them! Some of their health benefits include:
- High quality protein with all 9 essential amino acids,
- Naturally occurring Vitamin D (fish & liver are the only other 2 food sources),
- Contain lutein which promotes eye health,
- Good source of choline (important for brain function and more), and
- Nutrient dense, at about only 75 calories per egg but packed full of good-for-you stuff!
Eggs are a really great health food and you can buy them at any grocery store. The main types of eggs sold today are:
- white or brown eggs, and sometimes even other colors,
- Omega-3 eggs (chickens are fed flaxseed, marine algae, and fish oil),
- Vegetarian-fed eggs (usually chickens eat bugs too), and
- Free-Range eggs (chickens are allowed to roam freely and eat their natural foods).
Of these, my first choice would be Free-Range eggs. They have a rich orange-yellow yolk that shines in comparison to the pale yellow found in most factory-farmed eggs. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find a local farmer that sells such healthy eggs, but they are also available in many grocery stores.
Eggs are an inexpensive source of protein, have all kinds of vital nutrients and can be made into all kinds of tasty meals. Bottom line, they’re a GREAT health food.
So have some healthy eggs for breakfast!