Uploaded on Jul 2, 2010
http://www.imarriedanutritionist.com When I was a kid, I wouldn't eat eggs for two reasons. They looked gross, and they came from chicken butts, or somewhere down there. When I was a boy scout, I stomached eggs on camp-outs because there was lots of ketchup, and there was nothing else to eat for breakfast. It wasn't until I married a nutritionist that I truly understood what a great food source they were and that, if prepared right, eggs can be delicious.
There's a lot of misinformation out there about eggs. Many people avoid them, or limit eating them, because they think it will send their cholesterol through the roof. Although egg yokes are high in cholesterol, and health experts in the past have told patients with cholesterol problems to avoid this food, nutrition experts, like my nutritionist, suggest that eating an egg a day is no problem for the majority of the population. There is a small percentage of the population that is effected by dietary intake of cholesterol. If you're one of those people, stick with the egg whites.
Here are some other key things guys need to know about Eggs:
• They are one of the highest quality sources of proteins you can eat.
• They contain Iodine and Selenium, both critical nutrients for thyroid hormones.
• They contain Choline, which promotes brain health.
• The egg whites contain loads of essential amino acids
• The yolk contains Lutein which is an important nutrient for the eyes
• They are one of few foods that contain Vitamin D which stimulates the absorption of calcium. Great for strengthening your bones.
• They are a good source of Vitamin K which anchors calcium inside the bones.
• Eggs are around 70 calories each.
Now, you want to stay away from hormones. To do that, spend a little extra and buy organic. Okay, who said brown or white eggs? Good question. The reality is they both have the same nutrients; they just come from a different breed of chicken.
If you're adventurous like my old buddy Mike Wilhelm (see video below), you can go right to the source for your own eggs, right in your backyard. Mike built a tricked out hen house that's the man cave for chickens, even though chickens can't write their name in the snow. He's really created a cool space to house his hens with as little chicken farming work as possible. Check it out.
Bottom line. Get to know eggs. Cheap, healthy, and good for you.
And that's the scoop on Eggs from Healthy Spouse. Get crackin'.
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