Nearly everyone is aware of the benefits of eating breakfast, but to make the most of your morning meal, it should be nutritious. Research now shows including eggs in your breakfast can provide several health benefits.
Eggs are high in protein as well as other vital nutrients, yet they are low in calories compared to many other sources of protein. Scientific studies have shown that eating eggs for breakfast as part of a healthy eating plan can promote weight loss. A breakfast that includes eggs also contributes to desirable energy levels, which are maintained throughout the day.
When you eat eggs for breakfast, you take in choline, a nutrient in the B vitamin family that’s of vital importance in our bodies. Choline helps support brain functions, liver health, cardiovascular health and proper development in fetuses and infants. Although the body can produce some choline, it’s necessary to obtain additional choline from food sources like eggs to ensure adequate intake.
In addition to choline and protein, eggs are also a good source of vitamin B12, vitamins A and D, and are a great source of riboflavin. If you opt for eggs produced by specially grain-fed hens, your breakfast eggs can also be a great source of Omega 3 fats.
In the past, dietary recommendations usually counseled against eating eggs for breakfast as they’re high in cholesterol. Today however, nutrition experts are recommending you include one to two eggs in breakfast for their health benefits.
Based on research, it’s now believed the cholesterol consumed in a breakfast including eggs isn’t what primarily causes unhealthy blood cholesterol levels. Rather, it’s saturated fat in the diet that is most unhealthy in terms of cholesterol. So lose the fatty friend bacon that traditionally goes with the eggs, switch your white-bread toast for whole wheat toast, and you’ll have a breakfast fit for a (very healthy!) king.