Ordering egg white omelets is an idea whose time has come—and gone. (Long gone!) Trust me, Mother Nature put the egg together the way she did for a reason.
Eggs—yolks and all—contain more than 15 different vitamins and minerals, including double-digit percentages of the daily value for important energy vitamins such as riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin B12, not to mention some of the highest quality protein on the planet. And that’s a great recipe for energy!
#1. The yolk is a rich source of an essential nutrient called choline, which is usually thought of as a member of the B-vitamin family. Choline is needed for the synthesis of acetylcholine.
#2. Having adequate levels of acetylcholine also helps protect against dementia! Why? Acetylcholine is actually one of the major neurotransmitters in the body. That means it helps transmit information in the brain and is absolutely critical for MEMORY and thought.
#3. It’s all interrelated. The choline in egg yolks also helps the body form a chemical called betaine, which in turn, reduces another body chemical called homocysteine. Homocysteine can slow you down in a number of ways. It’s a nasty little chemical compound that is made naturally in the body—but when it builds up, it can contribute to inflammation and increase the risk for heart disease and stroke, both of which are not exactly at the top of your must-have list. High levels of homocysteine are also linked to greater risk of fractures, which isn’t something that’s likely to increase your get up and go either.
#4. If all that were not enough, the choline and phosphatidylcholine* in egg yolks help the liver get rid of the kinds of toxins that can drain your energy. Remember that the liver is ground ZERO for detoxification, and the more help you can give it, the better off you’ll be. With the number of energy-zapping toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, your liver a can use all the help it can get.
Remember, in today’s world, we need to proactively seek the healthy version of EVERYTHING. So spend the extra two or three dollars and get yourself organic eggs from cage-free chickens. If the $2 feels like a stretch, just give up one bucks a week or some other daily indulgence and you’ll be able to get TWO dozen luxurious, energy-packed orbs.
Eggs—complete with the nutritious yolk—can help. Eggs truly are an energy superfood.
*A close relative of choline.
how many eggs per day are safe to eat?