Reasons to Load Up on Eggs
Eating eggs is a fantastic way to give yourself a health boost. Eating whole eggs is vital: the goodness of eggs is found in the yolk (containing over 90 percent of an egg’s calcium and iron) and the white (containing almost half the egg’s protein). If you’re not eating eggs regularly, here are five reasons why you should:
Vitamins, minerals antioxidants
Eggs are a nutrition powerhouse, providing different vitamins and minerals and important antioxidants. One little egg is packed with several vitamins essential to your health:
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), helps your body to break down food into energy.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin), is vital for producing red blood cells.
Vitamin A (retinol), is great for your eyesight.
Vitamin E (tocopherol), fights off the free radicals that can cause tissue and cellular damage, which may lead to cancer.
Eggs are also packed with iron, zinc and phosphorus—minerals that are vital to your body.
Boost your weight loss & Stay fuller for longer
Eating high quality protein at breakfast increases satiety, which may result in less kilo joule intake throughout the day. Eating a three-egg Spanish omelette, or three scrambled or poached eggs on toast will keep you full for hours.
Indulge in low-calorie protein
Eggs have one of the highest nutritional quality proteins of all food sources and provides all the essential amino acids in amounts that closely match human requirements. One medium egg contains just 70 to 85 calories—and about 6.5 grams of protein.
Our favorites are poached eggs
Make sure your eggs are really fresh.
Add a small dash of vinegar to a pan of steadily simmering water.
Crack eggs individually into a ramekin or cup.
Create a gentle whirlpool in the water to help the egg white wrap around the yolk.
Slowly tip the egg into the water, white first. Leave to cook for three minutes.
Remove with a slotted spoon, cutting off any wispy edges using the edge of the spoon.
Drain onto kitchen paper – nobody wants poaching water making their toast soggy or wilting their salad.