Eggs have been wrongly categorized as an unhealthy food for years. Well, an average-sized egg does contain more than 208 milligrams of cholesterol. While this fact seems like a strong evidence, eggs may give you “good” cholesterol if you prepare it right. According to Authority Nutrition, dietary cholesterol has no adverse effect on your blood cholesterol as long as you cook it the healthy way.
With Easter here, let’s talk about a few healthy ways to make the good eggs roll.
Hard-boiled eggs provide safe fats called monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA), which replace trans fats. These heart-friendly fats stabilize your blood cholesterol levels and lowers your overall risk of heart disease.
One large hard-boiled egg is already equal to more than 6 grams of protein. So if you’re cutting some saturated fats on your meal plan, boiled eggs are perfect for your 2,000-calorie diet.
A famous staple in many diets, scrambled eggs made its way on the easy-to-cook meal category. Plain scrambled eggs give off protein, as well as vitamins and minerals – perfect for health junkies. Mixing in traditional add-ons like mixed vegetables and onions, further boosts its nutritional value.
If you’re extra sensitive with your dietary cholesterol, you may switch to scrambled egg whites just to be sure.
Those celebrity trainers who help shape famous people, know a lot about what to eat in order to stay fit. When asked to spill their favorites, they have one answer: egg whites.
Ideally, a healthy breakfast should consist of low-fat protein meals. If you’re really serious on embodying your healthy diet routine, cutting back with your fat intake is a great option. It’s safe to say that egg whites have less fat protein since majority of the fat is found in the yolk.
Egg whites are usually prepared just like a scrambled egg or simply fried.
Poaching is a famous moist-heat cooking method. It’s basically the same way you cook a boiled egg except you have to take the shell off and put it in a boiling water. Out of all the traditional preparation techniques, poaching is considered as the healthiest way. For about 70 calories, a large poached egg supplies more than 6 grams of high-quality protein, 4.7 grams of vitamin D and antioxidants.
With all these health benefits, you’ll probably look at your eggs benedict with passion and appreciation.
With the consistent increase of every single item in groceries, everyone’s scrambling on finding cheap food for their families. Good thing eggs are a good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. The cheapest eggs that you will find in the market only costs Php 3.25 per piece.
Eggs are pretty convenient to eat, not to mention its extensive list of health benefits. Now that you know a lot of ways on how to prepare them, you may ask yourself one of the most common question in the world of culinary:
how do you like your eggs?
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