Hi! I know I’m posting a little late today, but for good reason. I had my (almost) 30 week sonogram today and I’m happy to report baby is 3.2 pounds! I also passed my gestational diabetes test, which I’m very happy about! Yay!
I came home and celebrated with a nice 2 egg, 1 egg white scramble on a brown rice wrap with ketchup…aka what I’ve been eating for the past 7 months. I just can’t get enough of eggs. Years ago I was obsessed with egg whites and would have egg white omelettes using 3-4 eggs. I basically did this because it was “low calorie”. I don’t really know when I made the switch to full eggs, but it had something to do with reading about how good the yolk is for you.
Let me say, I am an extreme egg lover at this point. I wouldn’t say it’s for everyone, but in this house I go through almost 2 dozen a week.
So what’s the big deal? Why should you be eating full eggs and NOT just the whites?
Eat Yo’ Yolks!
Reduces Cancer Risk: Whole eggs are a great source of choline, which is mostly found in the yolk. Women who had high levels of choline were less likely to get breast cancer.
Good for eyesight: Eggs are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that have been shown to ward off macular degeneration.
Helps you Lose Weight: People who eat whole eggs are more satisfied and have more energy than those who just ate carbs for breakfast.
Full of vitamins: Whole eggs give higher amounts than egg whites alone, of other necessary vitamins and minerals, such as riboflavin and selenium.There is also Vitamin K and Vitamin D in whole eggs.
A great protein source: One egg is 6 to 7 grams protein (3 grams in the egg white and 3 grams in the yolk) and also a source of beneficial fat (4 to 5 grams per egg).
So stop wasting half the egg and your money and start eating the entire egg! Remember the best way to buy eggs are from organic, free range birds!
What’s your favorite way to eat eggs?
My favorite are omelettes, hardboiled, veggie scrambles and quiches. If you have a recipe share it in the comments below!