Before the spring ends, I want to pay homage to the “egg”. The perfect food. It’s the perfect weight management food also. When’s the last time you played in an egg toss game? Remember when eggs got a bad rap a few years ago? Things are different now and even Dr. Oz is telling us to eat them, and in quantity……..
I’ve been telling my clients to hard boil up about a half dozen eggs on Sunday, stick them in your refrigerator and use them as a snack to pop in your mouth when you get really hungry throughout the week, or to enhance a lettuce salad, or for egg salad on a piece of bread for lunch. You can even eat 2 per day! I look at food this way, if the earth or nature provide it, then go ahead and eat it.
Eggs used to have a bad reputation. Remember? NOW, studies show the opposite! To view an interesting article “Egg Consumption Positively Affects Metabolic Syndrome and Satiety” , click Egg consumption study article. It comments than eggs can actually RAISE your good or “happy” cholesterol which include your HDLs. For good health, you want a high HDL, and a low LDL. In this article, eggs were studied on people with metabolic syndrome, and it was concluded that after eating three whole eggs/day, their good cholesterol, or HDLs increased! Which is good. And one more thing, eggs promote SATIETY. Satiety is that feeling you experience when you are satisfied and comfortably full after you eat.
Eggs are full of good nutrition with plenty of vitamins and minerals. One in particular is choline which is good for brain functioning. So, all you pregnant women, eat an egg to insure your baby is a “borderline genius”. Eggs have a good blend of protein, healthy fats and less than 1 carbohydrate along with the right amount of calories (70 calories for one!) and portion size. And now, they are made with 14% less cholesterol. The incredible, edible EGG is gaining again in popularity. But, Dali, the artist always knew this……
Not only am I suggesting you purchase a carton of eggs (I am not getting paid by any egg promoting organization either), but also to take the Good Egg Project PLEDGE. As an American farmer I like to support any good deeds that farmers promote, and here is one I really want to tell you about. Besides, farmers sometimes get a bad rap too. Go to this site The Good Egg Project Pledge and pledge your name and email. Then for every pledge received, egg farmers donate one egg to feeding America! Do it now and blog back to get a woo hoo from me and others! AND, while you are at it, tell us how you like your eggs cooked, and if you want to share some more, blog back with your favorite egg recipe.