Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day for numerous reasons, including increase in metabolism, prevention of binging (especially late night snacking), and positive moods and energy. This means choosing the right foods that will not leave you sluggish and lethargic such as bacon, baked goods (e.g. donuts and muffins) and fried foods. Eggs has a bad rap as being very unhealthy due to their high content in cholesterol since one egg contains over 200 mg, which is over 2/3 of the recommended daily intake of 300mg. Not to mention, cholesterol contributes to a lifetime of medication, early death and heart disease, right? Not necessarily. The truth is that cholesterol is a structural molecule that is an essential part of every single membrane and used in to make steroid hormones including testosterone, estrogen and cortisol.
Meaning, we wouldn’t be here with cholesterol. It’s important to keep in mind that liver produces large amounts of cholesterol and when we eat a lot of eggs (which has a lot of cholesterol), the liver produces less. You should also know that there are two types of cholesterol, LDL and HDL. You want to increase your HDL (High Density Lipoprotein), the good cholesterol, which lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and others. Unless you are vegan or vegetarian, still not convinced that you should eat more eggs? What if we told you that hard boiled eggs are one of the world’s most nutrient dense foods to consume? Hard boiled eggs has countless amount of nutrients, complete source of protein, aids in weight loss, can help with brain development and memory, protects your eyesight and of course, it is very affordable.
You can ditch eating that donut and buttered toast for breakfast since eggs can keep you feeling full for a longer duration, which is good for busy, on-the-go types. This article gives you a closer in-depth insight on the benefits of hard boiled eggs, so let’s take a look.
According to Authoritynutrition.com, a single large boiled egg contains:
• Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA.
• Folate: 5% of the RDA.
• Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA.
• Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA.
• Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA.
• Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA.
• Selenium: 22% of the RDA.
• Eggs also contain decent amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc.
Not to mention, a large egg has around 90 calories, 7-8 grams for protein (protein addicts, rejoice!) and less than 6-7 grams of fat. Speaking of protein, eggs contain all the essential amino acids that humans need in addition of being loaded with high quality animal quality without much calories. Eating a good amount of protein aids in weight loss, increase muscle mass, bone mass optimization and lowering blood pressure. Need a little brain boost the next time you study for an exam? Choline is an essential nutrient in eggs which simulates brain development, function and has been linked to memory retention and mental alertness. Lastly, they say carrots are good for your eyes, so are eggs too! The antioxidants, Lutein and Zeaxanthin are crucial to eye health and can help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts. Extremely easy to make and portable, make eggs your go to food for your health!