Happy Easter to everyone, if you celebrate that sort of thing!
You might have a couple of extra eggs laying around this weekend, so what a great day to talk about eggs! I know, exciting!!!
I could tell you in my own words how amazing the egg is, but instead, I’ll refer you to one of my favorite egg articles (yeah, I have favorite food articles, don’t judge me 🙂 )
Bottom line: eggs will not raise bad cholesterol, they’re a complete protein, they’re nutrient dense, and they’re great for your eyes.
Just remember to eat the yolk too, that’s where a lot of the health benefits come from. I don’t know who started the “throwing out egg yolks” trend, but we should stop that. If you think about it logically, at some point (unless you eat it!) that yolk will be able to sustain a life. You better believe that thing is packed full of nutrients and awesomeness. Why throw such a wonderfully crafted piece of nature in the garbage?
I’ve asked clients why they throw out the yolk, and most of the time the answer is because it contains all the fat. An egg contains about 5 grams of fat. Let’s look at what else contains about five grams of fat:
- 1 oz of lean beef
- 1 oz of feta cheese
- 1 tbsp of chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp of light mayonnaise
- 4 kalamata olives
- 1 cup of soy milk
- 1 tsp of butter or oil
- 1/5 of a medium avocado
- 1 tbsp of sesame seeds
- 3 macadamia nuts
- 1 thick slice of bacon
- 1 oz of caviar (aren’t you fancy!)
- 3 oz of salmon
- 1/2 cup of tomatoes
- 1/2 order of small french fries (fast food)
- 1/2 sugar doughnut
- 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
- 7 tortilla chips
- 1/2 slice of pepperoni pizza
- 1 sugar cookie
You get the idea.
If you just don’t like yolks, that’s one thing, don’t force yourself to eat them. But, if you’re throwing out the beautiful, nutrient packed yolk because of a few grams of fat, please reconsider.
There are sooooooo many ways to eat eggs, here are a couple of ideas for you:
Can you tell I LOVE eggs!?!? Eat up y’all! If you have any awesome egg recipes please share them!