Happy Easter readers! I hope you’ve had a lovely break. I’m back from my holidays now and thought it would be appropriate to blog about eggs on this festive occasion. Of course, I’m talking about the non-chocolate variety which I’m sure you will be excited about as most of you are probably sick of chocolate by now surely? Er, ok perhaps don’t answer that one 🙂
Ok so onto eggs. There really are a dozen benefits of eating them and to prove my point I found a dozen reasons via my research. Personally I thought it was an egg-celent idea! (yeah ok that bit was a bit cheesy!)
Improves concentration – research shows that eggs can improve your concentration immensely. This is because nearly all the essential nutrients your body needs can be found in an egg. Eggs are packed with 14 essential nutrients.
Taste -Eggs taste delicious! They can be prepared in many different ways, so there is sure to be an egg dish to suit everyone’s taste.
Weight Management – The protein in eggs can help you lose weight by controlling the rate at which your body absorbs calories.
Brain development – Eggs give us brainpower. Choline, a substance found in egg yolks, stimulates brain development and function.
Eyesight Protection – Eggs help to keep your eyes healthy. Lutein and zeaxanthin (sorry scientific bit) are antioxidants found in egg yolks and are believed to help protect eyes against damage due to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
Lasting energy – Including protein-rich eggs in your meals and snacks helps sustain your energy level and curb hunger, cravings and unhealthy snacking. Protein is the most filling nutrient.
Multivitamin -With only 70 calories and packed with essential nutrients as I mentioned before, an egg is a nutrient-dense food. Nutritionally, eating an egg is like taking a multivitamin pill.
Convenient – Eggs are a staple in most homes. With eggs in the fridge, you can always make a fast, delicious and nutritious meal. We can all become master chefs!
Freshness – Eggs are one of the few sources of protein that can be kept refrigerated for 4 to 5 weeks without spoiling. To preserve quality and freshness, store eggs in their carton in the refrigerator.
Affordable – Considering how nutritious, delicious, convenient, versatile and quick to cook eggs are, you might expect to pay more for them. The price of eggs makes them very affordable – but it really is worth paying a little more for the organic variety if you can afford it.
Versatile – Eggs can be eaten as a snack or for any part of a meal. They can be eaten on the go or as part of a gourmet dinner.
Quick to cook – It takes just minutes to fry, scramble or microwave an egg. Cooking an egg quickly doesn’t mean sacrificing flavour either.
And of course, if anyone else can think of any other reasons to eat eggs, please share them! Happy Easter!