I want to debunk some of the myths and the bad rap that eggs get from time to time.
Are they good for you? Too much fat, too high in cholesterol, only eat the whites…we have all heard these statements surrounding eggs and I am here to say that in my opinion I agree and disagree with these statements.
Now I am completely bias toward eggs but for very good reason. They are GOOD for you!
Fact: Eggs are a good source of nutrients. One egg contains 6 grams of protein and some healthful unsaturated fats. Eggs are also a good source of choline, which has been shown to help support memory, and lutein, which may protect eye health.*
Fact: Yes, one egg yolk does have cholesterol. The type of fat that a yolk contains does not go directly into the bloodstream and into your arteries as quickly as those foods that are high in saturated and trans fat and have a detrimental effect on cholesterol and health.
I eat eggs everyday. They are a great, easy source of protein. You can make them in so many different ways. I also try not to eat all egg yolks when making my eggs….I usually eat 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg. This might help those who are still a little hesitant toward the yolk.
Taking care of your heart is important but being knowledgeable about your food is even more important. Don’t just drop a food item simply because it gets a bad rap. Do your research and make the decision for yourself.
- 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites
- 2 tsp salsa of your choice
- 1 tbsp guacamole or fresh avocado
Crack eggs into preheated nonstick skillet. Cook eggs till done and top with remaining ingredients. Have a side of oatmeal to make this a complete breakfast!
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*Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.