Through my fitness and health journey I’ve learned to like eggs because nutritionally they are a powerhouse food. Each egg is approximately 75 calories, contains 7 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fat with 1.5 of those grams being saturated fat. They are also loaded with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids.
Eggs used to be thought of as an unhealthy food because of their amount of cholesterol. Dietiens used to suggest just eating just the egg white. However after extensive research the American Heart Association has approved that it is perfectly healthy for an adult to eat one egg a day.Scientists have discovered that it is more important to watch amounts of saturated fats in your daily food intake when it comes to regulating your cholesterol. This put eggs back on the healthy food list. According to WebMD eggs may help prevent age-related macular degeneration and help with brain development and improve memory.
I typically eat my eggs hard-boiled or scrambled. If you struggle with eating scrambled eggs I highly suggest seasoning them with Cavender’s All Purpose Greek Seasoning. This seasoning really adds an awesome flavor that blends well with the eggs. I also really enjoy adding spinach and/or mushrooms in my eggs to add some extra health benefits. When making vegetable stir-fry after the vegetables are tender I will fry an egg in the same pan as the vegetables and then serve the vegetables and scrambled egg on top of rice with a little bit of soy sauce or teriyaki sauce for a healthy stir fry meal. A tip for boiled eggs is to add a little bit of baking soda to the water while boiling the eggs. This breaks down the shell and makes the egg easier to peel. I hope you try some of these egg suggestions to enjoy this wonderful power food.
Certified Personal Trainer at Evolve Fitness