The Egg-cellent Superfood Effect: Warm Up With This Recipe What is there to dislike about eggs? They're creamy, delicious, and full of nutritious goodness. Admit it – there's nothing like a perfect sunny-side-up with a side of bacon for breakfast. Omelets, frittatas, custards, cakes – they just wouldn't be the same without eggs ! It's true that eggs are a yummy part of our daily diet. However, did you know that eggs are actually rich in nutrients? Antioxidant Action Eggs have been discovered to have two kinds of antioxidants : lutein and zeaxanthine, both of which specifically protect the eyes against free radicals. Our eyes are exposed to free radicals on a daily basis, from sources like pollution to cigarette smoke. Lutein and zeaxanthine gather in the retina and shield the eye against age-related eye diseases that we acquire through daily wear and tear, such as cataracts. Vital Vitamins Eggs are full of vitamin B, particularly vitamins B2, B5, and B12. These all give your cells energy and therefore give you that much needed boost to start your day – no wonder people love to eat eggs for breakfast! One particular b-vitamin found in eggs that deserves a special mention would be choline. Choline is specifically important in maintaining brain cell structure. It also helps send impulses or messages from the brain to our muscles. In other words, the choline in eggs keep us feeling sharp and alert, whether in thoughts or in actions. Not bad at all, right? Full and Fabulous Eggs can help you lose weight . That's right! Eggs actually get a bad reputation for being full of cholesterol, but it's important to note that eggs contain high density cholesterol, or HDL's. HDL's are the “good” cholesterol, and they're called as such because they cruise around the bloodstream, sweeping away the “bad” cholesterol, or low-density cholesterol (LDL's). However, of course, too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing, so keeping an HDL level within normal range is also important. Scientists recommend that one egg a day is a good number. Eggs are also very satisfying. Studies have categorized subjects into groups that either ate eggs or didn't have any for breakfast. Results showed that those who had eggs for breakfast ate less during lunch . . . and up to thirty-six hours later! That means that if you're on a diet – don't skip the eggs! If you're tired of having eggs the usual way, here is an easy soup to help you get your egg fix! Hopefully it'll get your creative juices flowing, because after all, eggs aren't just for breakfast! Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo) This hearty broth is perfect as a starter. It's also a wonderful way to warm up during the cooler autumn and winter nights. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 – 3 slices of stale bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 4 cloves of garlic, minced ½ teaspoon Spanish paprika 4 cups chicken stock 3 eggs serves: 3 Procedure: Pour the olive oil into your pot. When it's hot, saute the bread until it's lightly browned. Add the garlic and paprika, give it a stir, doing so until the garlic is cooked. When the garlic is cooked through, add the chicken stock and simmer for five to fifteen minutes, until the garlic has flavored the stock nicely. Prepare three bowls, cracking an egg open into each bowl. While the soup is piping hot, pour some into the bowl, and let the egg poach in the soup. Serve. About the Author: FHMatch , all-in-one `Business in a Box’! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance|