Thursday, January 16, 2014

Eggs - A Trim Healthy Mama's Best Friend!

Did you know that eating eggs helps you to lose weight?  It's true!  According to my Trim Healthy Mama book, they also boast a boosted immune system, lowered risk of cancer, lowered risk of heart disease, reduced osteoporosis and maintained eye health.

I know there are serious egg allergies out there, my mom is allergic to eggs.  But, if you're not, you need to include eggs in your diet.

"There are several nutrients specific to the egg yolk that help promote overall health. Egg yolks are one of the richest dietary sources of the B-complex vitamin choline, which is associated with better neurological function and reduced inflammation. There's also evidence that dietary choline helps with fetal brain development when pregnant women eat it. Another side benefit of a diet rich in choline is, well, happiness.

Eggs are also high in sulfur, an essential nutrient that helps with everything from vitamin B absorption to liver function. But sulfur is also necessary for the production of collagen and keratin, which help create and maintain shiny hair, strong nails and glowing skin."

I have personally eaten more eggs last year than in any year of my life.  Our family on a whole, there are 9 of us living here, eat 5 dozen eggs a week.  It helped me to lose 60 lbs. last year.  Not only that, they are affordable.

I made these deviled eggs for my MIL's birthday.  I have never been able to figure out why they're called deviled because they taste pretty angelic to me.

I just mix the yolks with some mayonnaise, mustard, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper and fill the egg whites.  Sprinkle with paprika.  They are delicious.

Go enjoy some eggs this week and know that you are doing your body good.