The Incredible Edible Egg

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I love eggs.  I could eat eggs for every meal.  Scrambled eggs for breakfast, a fried egg on a burger, baked eggs, quiche…  Ever since I figured out the perfect way to hard boil an egg I cannot get enough of them!

Place the eggs in a pot of water, then bring it to a rolling boil. After one minute take the eggs off of the heat and let them sit for 7-10 minutes depending on how hard you like the yolks.  When they are done move the eggs to a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking.  Peel and enjoy!

Eggs are a great source of protein and have the perfect lineup of amino acids that help promote muscle development.  They contain Choline which helps optimize neurotransmitters in the brain that increase cognitive functions.  They contain vitamins D and K for building healthy bones.  Studies have also shown eating eggs for breakfast helps aid in weight loss.  So what could be so bad about a food that helps make you strong, smart, and skinny?

What is the nutritional value of an egg?

Eggs have a bad reputation in that association studies have connected them with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.  However, most of these studies aren’t what they seem to be.  Correlation doesn’t necessarily equal causation, so these studies have been flawed from the beginning.  Also, studies done back in the day regarding cholesterol levels were done at a time when we had less reliable information about cardiovascular health.  It’s been recently found that refined starches and sugars are more to blame for plaque development in the arteries than dietary cholesterol.  This all says to me that for most people eggs can be eaten and enjoyed in moderation.

Certain people, however, should eat eggs sparingly or avoid them altogether.  More and more doctors are looking at the effects of diet on certain conditions like auto-immune diseases.  It’s becoming more common for medical professionals to recommend that people with diseases like MS should avoid dairy, grains, legumes, and eggs.  You can read more about that HERE.

Health issues aside, some people don’t necessarily share my love of all things eggstrordinary and sometimes it’s just nice to change things up in the mornings, so I’ve compiled a few eggless breakfasts that are paleo friendly. I’ll be updating the list as I come up with more.

ENJOY!

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