EGGS: THE PERFECT PACKAGED FOOD
Eggs are one of our favorite things to work with. They are inexpensive, always available, and extremely versatile. Eggs have been part of the human diet for at least millennia and used in many cultures. This complete food has a multitude of benefits; they boast a high amount of protein, 11 vitamins and minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Eggs are a great source of complete high-quality protein with few calories. There is a little more protein in the white versus the yolk, while the yolk contains most of the vitamins, including healthy fats, minerals, and antioxidants including lutein and zeaxanthin. A single egg contains vitamins A, B5, B12, B2, B6, D. E, and K, as well as calcium, zinc, phosphorous, selenium. Eggs also contain choline, which is important for many crucial metabolic processes. I recommend enjoying the entire egg!
Select good quality eggs and treat them carefully when cooking. Organic eggs are very important to ensure the protein and fats are healthy and free of toxins. As an added bonus, eggs from pastured or organically raised hens have more omega-3 fatty acids and are slightly higher in protein, vitamins, and minerals than eggs from caged hens.
The cholesterol debate always comes up when discussing eggs. Eggs can help increase levels of HDL, which helps to better align the ratio of HDL and LDL in the body. The only bad cholesterol from eggs is a result of oxidation from treating the eggs in unhealthy ways, i.e., powdered eggs, pasteurized yolks, and overcooked eggs.
Eggs are the perfect food for any moment of the day, from breakfast, snacks to dinner, and also an excellent boost before or after a workout!
In the end, always consider that everything should be eaten in moderation. Your body needs a wide variety of foods from good sources that are treated well when storing and cooking. We hope you enjoy this tasty recipe!
P.S. We also have classes that cover egg cookery! Look for a class solely on eggs coming soon!