The Incredible Edible Egg

Does anyone remember the egg propaganda of the 90′s? Well, it turns out, the egg is pretty incredible and thankfully- it is edible. In recent years, the egg has been through some rough times, it has been believed to be a villain- adding TOO MUCH cholesterol to our diets and inches to the waist. But eggs, yes the whole egg – yolk included, are a little misunderstood. They pack tons of nutritional value and health benefits.

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Brain Games
Whole eggs are a great source of choline (30% of your RDA). Choline regulates brain and nervous system function.

Save the Tata’s
According to research, women who consume a high-intake of choline (about 6-8 whole eggs weekly) are 24% less likely to get breast cancer.

Sharpen the Eyes
Packed with antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, egg yolks fend off macular degeneration and lower the risk of cataracts.

Shrink your waist 
A study by Louisiana State University found that obese women who ate two eggs for breakfast five days a week lost 65% more weight than women who had bagels due to the satisfying proteins.

Available Amino 
Eggs are a complete source of protein and packed with amino acids making scrambled or hardboiled eggs an ideal post workout snack.

UV-Free Vitamin D
Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.

Cosmetic Appeal
Heard of using prenatal vitamins to boost hair growth and strengthen the nails? No need to buy an extra supplement, eggs will do it for you. Eggs are high in sulphur and B12 which boost hair and nail growth.

EGGcellent Recipes
Click the links below for some diet friendly egg recipes!

Egg Muffins - 17 Day Diet Compliant (cycle one)

Broccoli and Avocado Omelet  - Flat Belly Diet Compliant (cycle one)

Portobello Mushroom Benedict - 17 Day Diet Compliant (cycle one) if you sub nonfat greek yogurt for the mayo

Avocado Egg Cups  - 17 Day Diet Compliant (cycle one)

 

 

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