Eggs: the official food association we have with the day of Easter. We take the time to hard-boil them, paint them all kinds of crazy colors, and then hide them around the house for kids to track down. It’s a blast, gets the kids out and having fun, and is a great way to get some family together. But, eggs have amazing benefits for our body, and can be a great addition to a nutrition plan! Let’s dive into some of their benefits:
Great source of protein.
Protein is a macronutrient that our body utilizes to repair damaged tissue, and grow new tissue (muscle). We need protein in our everyday nutrition in order to rebuild and repair the breakdowns we have caused with our activity. Furthermore, it is considered a complete protein, meaning it has a complete amino acid profile, like meats. Vegetarians can benefit from eggs, as it gives them a complete protein, but is not meat.
Keeps us full.
Eggs, being so high in protein, help to keep our body satiated, or full, and we don’t feel as hungry. This can be beneficial to us throughout the day, especially if you cannot eat as often as you would like to!
Fast and easy.
Eggs are one of the fastest and most convenient foods we can eat. If you have time, you can cook them in the morning for breakfast. You can hard boil them, and eat them that way, or maybe put them on a salad for lunch. They are a quick and easy on-the-go protein snack.
Eggs are cheap at the grocery store, and if you are eating on a budget, eggs can go a long ways to fulfill your protein needs without breaking the bank.
Eggs can be used as a fun way to celebrate a holiday, or as a way to keep your nutrition in check! Hopefully, some of the reasons above will help to convince you why you should be consuming eggs in your diet if you haven’t already! Everyone have a wonderful Easter!
By: Ryan McIvor