Eat Clean Tip #24:
Egg yolks are one of the few foods that offer a naturally occurring source of vitamin A.
Eat clean action step: Difficulty getting the shells off your hard-boiled eggs? Salt the water to boil. When eggs are done boiling, drain off the hot water and rinse under cold water. Leave eggs to soak in cold water for approximately 10 minutes and crack to peel!
Eggs are one of the most well-rounded, nutrient dense foods available. For weight loss, protein and vitamins, eggs top the charts and are a great option to include in the diet.
Nutrition wise, one large egg provides 78 calories, 5g of fat, 6g of protein and a slew of wonderful nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin B, folate, phosphorus, and selenium. Eggs also contain all eight essential amino acids making them a complete source of protein.
If you do have high cholesterol, you can always use a limited amount of eggs (talk to your doctor) or use egg whites, which are pure protein.
The highest quality types of eggs to purchase include;
- Omega-3 eggs – this means the chicken’s feeds was enriched with omega 3 sources, such as flax seeds.
- Organic eggs – chickens were fed organic food and were not given any antibiotics or hormones.
- Free- range eggs – chickens have the option of going outside to roam and are not limited to their cage.
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