Tuesday, May 4, 2010

incredible edible eggs...

Cheesy title, yes I know but I didn't come up with it ;)

I'm kind of in a blogging funk these days.
Life is busy and changing daily!
I can't wait to fill ya'll in but until things are more set in stone I am holding off.

Some small daily changes I am trying to make include eating healthier.
I have been reading up on healthy foods that are low in carbs and higher in protein and fiber.

One food is EGGS, I love eggs in pretty much any form.
For breakfast lately I've been having lemon water
(which does not taste good but it's good for you!)
and a hard boiled egg

I wanted to share some of the info I've read about eggs recently.
It is kind of long, if you are not interested feel free to just skip the post, I know there are some people who can not stand eggs ;)
A large hard boiled egg nutritional information consist of approximately:
77.5 Calories
5 grams of fat
1.5 grams of saturated fat
190 milligrams of cholesterol
55 milligrams of sodium
1 gram of carbohydrates
1 gram of sugar
6 grams of proteins
20 milligrams of calcium

Hard Boiled Egg Nutritional Facts

Did you know that the nutrition in hard boiled eggs makes it a powerhouse of health supplements. Hard boiled egg nutrition is good for the brain. It contains choline, which is the main component of fat-containing structures in cell membranes.

Eggs are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.
Researches have also proved that the nutrition of hard boiled eggs helps in improving the blood lipids or cholesterol level in people eating choleric rich foods.

In a controlled trail of two groups of overweight or obese men and women, it has been proved the group that ate eggs lost twice as much weight and waist circumference as compared to the group that ate a breakfast of bagels with same mass and calories. Thus, hard boiled eggs are good for those who are looking forward for losing weight.

Hard boiled eggs are good for the skin as it contains vitamin A. Vitamin D helps strengthen the bone. Vitamin E protects the cells from free radicals and oxidation. Vitamin B helps in releasing energy from carbohydrates, proteins and fats, vitamin B6 promotes the metabolism of protein and vitamin B12 helps in formation of nerves and fibers.

Nutrition facts of hard boiled eggs also show that it contains iron that is good for formation of red blood cells, zinc that is required for stability of enzyme in the body, calcium for strengthening bones and teeth, iodine for controlling thyroid hormones and selenium as an antioxidant.

Hard boiled egg whites nutrition has proved to be one of the purest proteins found in whole foods. It is so pure that it is used as standard when comparing it with other whole foods.
You should eat hard boiled eggs not more than two eggs a day.

In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.

According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

They are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

Eggs may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.

Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.
Information was found on various websites.
Okay, I know that was long but it does show how eggsellent EGGS are for you!!
I have on other food I have recently tried for the frist time, I'll share info about it later this week.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!!
Happy Tuesday Friends!! :)

p.s. I will do a post soon on our upper level with our new floors, there are just a few finishing touches I need to add!


Anonymous said...

Why are you drinking lemon water for breakfast? LOL

Anonymous said...

I totally take eggs and microwave it and then put some salsa on it for a super fast breakfast! Just add some water and mix up the egg and microwave for 1.5 or 2 minutes. Yummy!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

I love me some eggs....in ANY form!

A Real Housewife said...

i LOVE hard boiled eggs....even better with a dash of fat free italian dressing!

Jordan said...

I guess I'll have to start eating more eggs! ;-)

Adorably Distracted... said...

hahah good to know and I'm totally in the mood for a hard boiled egg now!

Lil' Woman said...

Great things to know...I love eggs except for if there runny.

Marissa said...

Great egg info!

Mrs. Pick said...

Fun egg info! I love eggs for breakfast but I can't eat hard boiled ones!

Katie said...

I love scrambled eggs with cheese and ham :)

Marian said...

I love me some omelets:) Especially with salsa...nom nom nom

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

You are so cute!! I love eggs, too. One of my favorite things is a scrambled egg sandwich...random, I know! I also love all the EggBeaters varieties.

Tamela said...

I feel eggknowledged!

Alissa said...

That's great to know about eggs, especially since breast cancer runs in my family :(, I need to eat more eggs and this just might inspire me.

Ams said...

Look at you go little egg lady :)
I love eggs too... I have been drinking tea for breakfast - maybe I should alternate between tea and lemon water (which I actually like!)
Happy Tuesday... and I can't wait to hear more about these life plans!!

Brittany said...

:) I am an egg eating queen! :) They are so filling, and are a great start to your day! I love adding brocoli to my eggs in the morning with a piece of turkey breast! YUMM!

Rasha said...

I love eggs.. I used to not, but boy do i know.

Jessica said...

Ugh, I eat eggs like it's my J-O-B!!! Hubby is obsessed with the protein, I love the taste & how healthy they are. Great step to being more healthy girlie! :)

Katie said...

I used to eat eggs every morning for breakfast but have really slacked off. After reading this, I'm going home to boil some!!!

Anonymous said...

Great post!

Selma said...

Yes, finally! I've been telling people that eggs are good for us. Not bad. My mom doesn't eat any because she says it's just bad and unhealthy. But a hard boiled egg won't kill ya. Love eggs, and would never give up eating them :D

Thanks for sharing girl. xoxo

Lauren Kelly said...

I personally love the title of this post and I loooooooove me some deviled eggs!! :)

Katy Mary said...

Hmmm I've never been a fan of hardboiled eggs but they do seem to have lots of benefits!

meredith said...

mmm, i love hard boiled eggs! (except the yucky yellow part!)

Tamara Nicole said...

I LOVE me some eggs, any way they're just yummy and good for us:-)

Lana said...

I knew hard boiled eggs were good for you, but I didn't know a lot of details! I love scrambled eggs!

Mrs. Potts said...

I absolutely LOVE eggs! Pretty much any way, but I love hard boiled.

If you were to put a plate of deviled eggs in front of me I'd gobble them all down!

Hope you're having a great week so far & every one of us gets into a funk every once in a while.


Molly said...

We love eggs around here! Coop eats 2-3 at breakfast!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Awesome!!! I Love my eggs too.. yum, yum and so healthy. Great post- keep it up, I know they'll keep you strong!

Kym said...

I love eggs! hard boiled, poached, scrambled, sunny side up, love 'em all! hehe! way to go for eating healthier!

Meant to be a mom said...

Wow, I like eggs but I didn't know all of this about them. I'll have to start eating them more often.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love scrambled eggs but I can never bring myself to eat them super early in the morning. That's awesome that you're eating so healthy!

Gwen said...

Great blog. I just found you :)

bananas. said...

now that's some EGG-cellent info! hahahaha!!! yes i'm a dork.

OMG but i do love eggs. love that the they provide me with some of the purest of proteins for my ever growing muscles. ha! it's great really.

Katie said...

love love LOVE eggs!!! all kinds! hard boiled on salads, scrambled for breakfast, omlettes for whenever. YUM!!! this is how i lost a TON of weight before the wedding (well i say a ton, i started out tiny and got tinier, ha! too bad i don't have wedding motivation these days, well at least before i got preggers that is!) and that's how i plan to lose baby weight and THEN some after little one gets here :)

Kristin said...

Totally going to boil me up some hard boiled eggs tomorrow!

OceanDreams said...

I loooove eggs, and I totally agree, they only have good results! I hope things slow down for you and glad to hear that you are doing well.

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