Blog post by Beth Waisburd, our health coach.
Whether you celebrate Passover or Easter, or whether you just celebrate the coming of spring, the egg is an important part of the festivities. And why shouldn’t it be? Filled with multiple health benefits, the egg is definitely worthy of all the praise.
Let’s crack the shell and take a closer look:
Protein: One egg holds 7 grams of high quality protein. And, with only 75 calories per egg, this protein source will keep you lean. Studies show that eating an egg for breakfast can help decrease your overall calorie intake throughout the rest of the day.
Vitamins: The egg contains vitamin A which is important for eyesight, vitamin B2 to give us energy, vitamin B12 to help produce red blood cells and vitamin E to fight off free radicals and help prevent cancer. The egg is also one of the only foods that contains naturally occurring vitamin D.
Carotenoids: These pigmented nutrients are powerful antioxidants which help prevent cell damage in our bodies. The egg contains lutein and zeaxanthin which help to protect our eyesight from macular degeneration and cataracts.
Healthy fats: One egg contains 5 grams of fat but the majority of these fats are the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated varieties. These “good” fats are part of a heart healthy diet.
Best of all, eggs are versatile and easy to prepare. Your kids will eat them. Scramble them for breakfast or keep a stash of hard boiled eggs in the fridge for a quick healthy snack. Better yet…keep it simple and order our Smart Lunches egg salad wrap for lunch!
So whether they are decorated in beautiful colors or given a special spot on the seder plate – celebrate the egg, celebrate spring and celebrate your health!
Photo source: http://www.cureendometriosis.com/eggs-good-bad-endometriosis-conflicting-informationagain-experience/