Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Skinny on Eggs

As a strict vegetarian and wannabe vegan, I don’t normally consume a lot of eggs.  Likewise, in a perfect vegan world, I would not opt for a portion of healthy fish, as I now do, for the excellent protein and other nutritional benefits.

But as with adding fish as a source of good protein, while continually trying to reduce my carbohydrates, I have also started to add a few eggs to my diet.

Eggs, you say?

But aren’t eggs unhealthy for you?  Loaded with fats and cholesterol?  One of the worst things one can ingest?

Ummm, actually, think again.

Eggs for years have been getting a bad rap.  They are not only an excellent source of healthy proteins and fats, but even the amounts of bad cholesterol are grossly over exaggerated.

If loving eggs is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right…



Besides tasting awesome, as the above video can attest, eggs also have these healthy benefits:


Besides enjoying fried in a sandwich, eggs can be eaten in myriad ways:  omelets, scrambled, boiled and poached.  Eggs also enhance many types of baked goods and a variety of meals.

For years eggs have been getting bad press due to their high fat and cholesterol content.  But as more research and results have been revealed, eggs just may be healthier than you ever imagined.

And they make one heck of a fried egg sandwich.

Think about it.

Until next time…

peace,

Mike

5 comments:

Duni said...

We eat organic eggs every now and then. I guess moderation is key. I admire you for sticking to your vegetarian diet - I know it's not always easy and requires a good amount of self-discipline :)

Karen and Gerard said...

I like mine scrambled. Thanks for this post, now I feel better about eating them.

Susan Blake said...

Oh yummmm, you always make me so hungry with these videos! I have several eggs a week too. It's good to have a variety of protein sources since each one has a little different set of nutrients along for the ride!
Peace - and hugs
SuZen

Claire Austen said...

Definitely need to buy organic and cage free eggs. The taste difference is unbelievable. Once you go organic and CF, you can't go back.

Wren said...

I do like eggs. Thanks for sharing.