The egg is one of those food items that received the distinction of being bad for us, a view that was mainly due to the high cholesterol content (about 185mg per egg). It would make sense then for anyone concerned about their cholesterol level to steer clear of these guys, right? Well as it turns out that’s not quite right, in fact research consistently and reliably shows that the cholesterol we eat impacts our blood cholesterol level very little.
Eggs are one of natures most nutritious foods so make them part of your meal planning routine. However you choose to prepare them just be sure to consume the whole egg and not just the egg whites or you’ll be missing out on the great nutritional benefit the entire egg has to offer. Choose local farm fresh pasture raised eggs to avoid hormones, antibiotics and other toxins often found in conventional store bought eggs.
Here’s the nutritional “bang” that eggs have to offer
Omega 3 essential fatty acids
So if you don’t have an identified reason to eliminate the egg such as an intolerance or allergy … then get cracking and enjoy the egg!
I incorporate eggs 3-4 times a week in my meal planning; they are so versatile that I incorporate them in many different ways for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
There is no shortage of great recipe websites to explore and discover your new favorite way of enjoying eggs in your meal planning… just remember whatever dish you are making choose natural, whole and nutrient dense ingredients!