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Eggs have received a bad rap for many years due to the saturated fat content that is found in the yolk. However, current research has shown that moderate amounts of saturated fats are essential for the body and aid in hormone production and boosting healthy HDL cholesterol levels.
Egg yolks contain a wide array of important vitamins and minerals to include fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, B vitamins and iron. In fact, the yolk of the egg is one of the best dietary sources of choline, an essential vitamin-like nutrient important for maintaining liver function, a healthy metabolism, nerve and muscle control and cognitive function. Eggs are also an excellent source of protein and the potent antioxidant selenium.
When looking for eggs, choose varieties that are pastured or have been “enriched” with omega-3s. Chickens that produce eggs with higher amounts of the omega-3, DHA, are fed a diet rich in flaxseed or omega-3 rich algae. Omega-3s are a heart healthy fat with anti-inflammatory properties and boost the nutritional profile of the egg.
Eggs are delicious scrambled together with vegetables, hard-boiled as a snack, made into an egg-salad sandwich for lunch or whisked into a super easy vegetable frittata to be enjoyed at dinner!
This recipe is very adaptable and always tastes fabulous no matter what you add to it. Have leftover ham? Chop it up and throw it in the mix! Add a little garlic or throw in some shredded potatoes… the possibilities are endless.
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