EAT MORE EGGS!

One of my weight-maintenance tricks, and the one thing I tell all of my weight-loss clients, is to eat a whole egg as a morning snack pretty much every single day (hard-boiled or deviled). Eggs keep you feeling full, and the protein keeps your cravings in check. Plus, the yolks contain most of the nutrients, including vitamin D.

I see “egg white omelets” on menus at popular restaurants, and I’m wondering why some people are still avoiding eating the yolks?

If I were to create a top 10 superfoods list, eggs would hands-down make this list every single time. There is irony in this because for so long the egg was one of the most misunderstood foods (believed at one point to contribute to heart disease), which research has now cleared up…THANK GOD!

Eggs, specifically egg whites, have become a mainstay in many diets thanks to their lean, satiating protein. Many people are still surprised to learn however, that the yolk itself has about 3 grams of protein, almost half of the protein found in an entire egg. The yolk is also where all of the cholesterol (about 185mg) is found. The American Heart Association recommends keeping cholesterols intake to less than 300mg a day, which makes including an egg every day, as part of an overall healthy diet doable.

I’m an advocate of including the yolk because this is where the majority of the nutrition in the egg is found. Aside from protein, the yolk is packed with vitamin D, phosphorus, riboflavin, choline, and selenium in addition to a number of other vitamins and minerals.”

To enjoy more eggs in your day, I’m a fan of the 3:1 ratio — three egg whites to one entire egg.

EAT MORE EGGS!!
Jeri




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