The Hidden Health Benefits Of Eggs

Eggs have graced the breakfast tables of families for generations, and while many families will include them as a part of their regular diets out of ease or good habit, there are numerous health benefits to eating eggs you may not be familiar with. Many people will agree that eggs carry a vital amount of protein required by the human body to function optimally (6.3 grams in each large egg in fact, and all nine essential amino acids!) However, many aren’t aware that eggs contain important vitamins such as B12, B6 and A especially in the yolks.  The nutrients found in the yolks are crucial for maintaining cardiovascular health, metabolic health, a strong memory and good cognitive functioning. The yolks are also packed full of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, calcium, and zinc.

Vitamin B helps to keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy, and helps to create DNA; vitamin B12 especially prevents people from feeling tired and weak. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for vision, kick-starting the immune system, and for reproductive health. Magnesium in eggs helps to maintain muscle and nerve function, as well as blood sugar levels and blood pressure, while calcium maintains the bones, and zinc works with the body to fight off infections and viruses – it even helps to heal wounds.

The Hidden Health Benefits Of Eggs

Eating eggs regularly (especially the yolks) can help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can therefore never have too many egg-based breakfast recipes on hand, like this Farmhouse Breakfast dish. This hearty recipe is easy to prepare and it can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner with a leafy garden salad, whole-grain toast, and some fresh salsa for dipping.

Begin by preheating the broiler then in a 10-inch non-stick skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add potatoes, green onions and peppers; cooking for 10 to 12 minutes until the vegetables are tender, stirring often.

While your veggies are sizzling, grab a large bowl or glass measuring cup and whisk the eggs, milk, mustard and pepper together; stirring in ham (if using) and pour over the potato mixture. Cook until the eggs are almost set but still moist (this will take about 10 minutes). Occasionally lift the edges with a spatula and tilt the pan to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath. Now, sprinkle with cheese to top it off with that rich taste. To finish, broil the contents until they’re golden brown and all the cheese is melted, then run a spatula around the outside and invert onto a serving plate, cutting into wedges.

Introducing more eggs into your diet has so many benefits, and having versatile egg and omelette recipes online to choose from that can be served at any time of the day makes it even easier to enjoy the art of cooking. Enjoy their rich creaminess with the assurance that by eating them frequently, you’re doing your body and mind a favour.

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