05 Mar Egg-xactly Why Eggs Are So Great
It’s 4 o’clock in the afternoon and I am HUNGRY. Not just hungry, I’m HANGRY. This word means hungry and angry. I’m hungry because my body wants food, and I’m angry because it shouldn’t. I just ate lunch a couple hours ago! Why on earth am I wanting to stuff my face again? This isn’t right.
Does that sound familiar? Probably. Most of us find ourselves in this predicament every so often, some more than others. So, what’s the solution? Is there a snack that can really satiate me without breaking my diet? Oh yes there is! The answers are so simple, and most likely sitting in your fridge right now–eggs!
“Whaaaat? Eggs? But those things are just for breakfast and making cakes!” Not true. Eggs are considered a superfood, and they are anyone’s dream who is looking for something low-carb, high-protein, and satisfying. Facts show that one little egg contains:
-Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA (Recommended Daily Amount)
-Folate: 5% of the RDA.
-Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA.
-Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA.
-Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA.
-Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA.
-Selenium: 22% of the RDA.
Not too shabby, right? It also comes with only 77 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 5 grams of healthy fats. These are much better values than you’ll find in average snacks (granola bars, etc.)
“But won’t eggs raise cholesterol?” Yes. The good cholesterol. Eggs raise your HDL (High-density Lipoprotein), which lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. So really, they do raise that cholesterol, and it’s a great thing!
Maybe a little egg doesn’t look like it can do all that much damage on the roaring hunger monster in your stomach, but the truth is that it actually is pretty powerful. Eggs rank high on the Satiety Index, which measures which foods induce feelings of fulness and reduce calorie intake. So when the cravings strike, cracked down on them with nature’s perfect food–boiled, scrambled, or poached– it’ll do the trick either way!