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The King of Foods

Good morning everyone, it’s time to wake up and cook some eggies!! They are the picture-perfect example of how wonderfully perfect nature is. Eggs help us to become more beautiful and healthy both on the inside and outside.

Chicken or the Egg

Chicken or the Egg

Over the years the incredible edible egg has gotten a bad rap due to cholesterol fears, but recently evidence in the British Medical Journal showed that moderate egg consumption may not have any effect on heart disease or stroke. So lets raise our forks high and salute this powerful oval we call the egg.

Here are four reasons why eggs fit so well into a beautiful and fabulous diet:

Eggs Can Help Curb Cravings Throughout The Day

Eating a high-protein breakfast helps ward off cravings throughout the day according to a 2013 study. The high quality protein in eggs helped create greater satiety in individuals and it lasted all day long. So if you’re trying to lose a few pounds and just can’t shake your cravings for chips or sweets, try an egg or two earlier in the day.

Eggs May Improve Your Reflexes

Eggs may improve your reflexes according to a 2014 study which found that tyrosine, an amino acid found in eggs, helped individuals make quick, knee-jerk responses better than a placebo subject. Researchers noted that the tyrosine effect may actually help with driving where an instant decision can mean the difference between an accident and just a normal day on the road.  So look to Ms. Egg for that tyrosine.

Eggs May Help To Reduce The Risk of Cancer

Now to me, this is a great reason to snuggle up to some scramblers! Antioxidants in these little guys may actually help reduce the risk of both cancer and heart disease, two of the major killers in the good ole United Sates. However, when cooking eggs it does reduce the amount of antioxidants by half, but they still will have the same amount of antioxidants as found in the apple. Remember an apple a day will keep the doctor away so maybe we can add eggies to keep the doctor away!

Eggs May Help To Lower Blood Pressure

The protein in eggs may help reduce blood pressure by acting the same way an ACE (angiotensin-converting-enzyme) inhibitor does.  ACE inhibitors are a type of hypertension medication that are very effective in controlling high blood pressure. With the reduced risk of high blood pressure comes a reduced risk for heart disease. Eggs can do the body good!

Keep in mind that you don’t have to limit egg consumption to breakfast. Making hard-boiled eggs ahead of time and keeping them on hand for snacks is a great fuel source before a run or exercise.  Just be sure to watch your overall daily animal protein intake. A March 2014 study showed that protein from animals increased mortality in adults under the age of 65. That doesn’t mean you should exclude animal protein sources like eggs; it just means that your eggs should come along with a well-rounded diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and protein sources from plants as well.  So check with your doctor to determine if eggs are a good source of protein for you.

So in a nut shell or should I say an egg shell, this little wonder food can do a whole lot for you.  So give Ms. Egg a try and enjoy the goodness!

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Juetta West

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