Remember the jingle from way back in the day? Yes, 1977's "incredible edible egg" will live with me forever (for better or worse). In the years to follow, we heard lots of controversy about eggs - high in cholesterol? High in fat? Just eat that egg white omelet? Well... Now we know that eggs really are incredibly edible! Not only are they one of nature's most bioavailable foods, they are dense with almost all the nutrients humans need and only 75 calories per egg. Unless you're allergic, eat the yolk! You'll have more sustained energy and feel your best.
Eggs are a great source of Vitamin A, Choline, Vitamin B12 and contain 6.5 g of protein in each medium egg. And, best of all we now know that the dietary cholesterol in healthy whole foods like eggs do not raise blood cholesterol levels. So, enjoy your eggs (go for the best quality - pastured if possible). 2-3 eggs is considered a serving size for a meal. Try to incorporate lots of non-starchy veggies to make a delicious veggie scramble. Here's a photo from my own kitchen: veggie scramble with zucchini, onion and peppers, with a side of blueberries. Delicious combo of protein, non-starchy vegetable, and low glycemic fruit. It's a great way to start the day.
Check out my Pinterest board for more egg recipes.
Lorie Gehrke, NC
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