For many years now eggs have gotten a bad reputation as an unhealthy breakfast item. Eggs have been labeled as the cholesterol raiser…eat an egg then BAM, cholesterol through the roof!
However, American consumers are taking another look at eggs and giving them a well-deserved second chance.
Let’s examine the nutritional facts of the egg…
- Calories: 63
- Total Fat: 4g
- Saturate Fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 186 mg
- Sodium: 62 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 0g
- Dietary Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 0g
- Protein: 6g
Yes, the cholesterol level is little high, however this is not necessarily a bad thing. You also get 6 fabulous grams of protein, and it’s not high in calories. Other not widely known benefits are that eggs are rich in Vitamins in A, D, E, B, zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, and carotenoids. All these fantastic vitamins and antioxidants means benefits to your skin, eyes, heart, and immune system.
There are so many ways to prepare an egg and turn this breakfast item into a anytime meal.
- Egg & Veggie Burrito
- Egg & Avocado
- Egg & Brown Rice
- Sautéed vegetables with scrambled eggs
- Hard boiled egg with Salt and Pepper
- Deviled eggs
So go ahead, give eggs a second chance and get crackin’!
Peace, Love, & Coconuts.
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