Sunday, September 30, 2012

Eggs - Naturally Filling Food That Tastes Great

Eggs are one of the most convenient and easy to cook foods in the market. By cooking them with a variety of ingredients and in different ways, you can have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a midnight snack! They're very affordable and you can cook them with almost everything. The best thing abouot them is that they are good for you and naturally filling. Eggs contain vitamin C, riboflavin, folate, vitamins A, D, and E, iodine, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, and iron.
You've probably noticed that eggs come in different sizes and the shells come in different colors. These differences don't have an affect on the amount of vitamins and minerals they have in them. The only factor that should concern you is the grade of the eggs, some are graded A and others are graded AA. The 2 things you need to check before you purchase your eggs are the condition of the eggs, and the expiration date. They have to be placed in the refrigerator from the day it was delivered to the store to the day they're sold.
The color of the shells and the egg yolks depend on the breed of the hens. A large breed will lay the brown eggs and they're sold at a high price because it costs more money to feed these hens. The color of their yolks depend on what they eat regularly.
The yolks actually have more vitamins and minerals than the whites do and they are good if you have very low cholesterol. Another convenience is that if you're always on the go and you want to eat healthy food that can be cooked fast, you can always rely on eggs. You can even take a bag of hard boiled eggs with you to satisfy your hunger. Who would have thought that only one small dish can fill you up in little time? You can even add them to give a little more to snacks that may not be so filling. Try adding hard boiled egg on a salad with low fat dressing and even as a meal, it will be filling.
Even professional athletes eat eggs to keep their protein levels where they should be. It's perfect to eat one before and after you exercise because it'll help you get leaner sooner. To avoid getting salmonella, it'd be best to cook them until they're well done. That's how I cook my eggs and I've never had this bad bacterium in my body. You have to be careful with the amount of time you cook them to make sure they don't burn or become rubbery. This fact should be taken seriously because the eggs can lose its nutrients when you keep them on the stove too long.

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