Health benefits of eggs:
• Eggs are a great source of protein
• Eggs contain choline
• Eggs contain lecithin
• Eggs have vitamin K2, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin A
• Eggs are rich in omega-3 fatty acids
• Eggs are loaded with B vitamins
• Eggs have minerals and trace minerals
• Eggs contain carotenoids
The nutrition of an egg is determined by how the chicken is raised and by what it’s fed. I recommend getting organic pasture-raised eggs. Getting your eggs from a farmer’s market is a great idea or even raising your own chickens for eggs.
It’s important to note that I do not eat eggs for breakfast. I eat them for a late lunch because I fast breakfast. It’s also important to consume the whole egg vs. only egg whites.
Heating an egg can destroy some of the carotenoids. To maximize the nutrition of the eggs, it’s great to have them poached or over-easy. If you like them scrambled, it’s best to crack them inside of the pan and allow the whites to turn white before scrambling them.
If you’re a small person, you may want to consume one or two eggs a day. If you’re a larger person, you may want to consume three or four.