Not all diets work for all people. One of the most beneficial lessons I learned in Nutrition School is that for one person’s food is another person’s poison. We are all built different and everyone has an unique way of metabolizing foods. No one else can make you more aware of what works for your body, except you! One of the most efficient ways to find if you have food sensitivities is by trying the elimination diet. Simply pick 3-4 foods of which you think may be making you ill and cut them out for four weeks. At the end of the fourth week, start by introducing back one by one and see how it makes you feel. You may feel totally fine from one of them and very ill from another.
My discovery from the elimination diet was that eggs agree with my digestive system (thank God because I am obsessed with eggs) and now they are a part of my daily diet. Sometimes I start my day with a poached egg and avocado, other times I just bring a boiled egg to my work out class and eat it as soon as I finish for extra boost of protein. Yeah, probably sounds a lil strange that I carry a boiled egg in my bag, but it’s better than eating most protein bars that are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients.
8 Reasons To Eat Eggs:
It is a low-calorie breakfast, each egg has only 70 calories!
2. Clean Protein
Each egg provides us with 6g of protein. The protein in eggs will keep you full and energized through out the day. Eggs contain all 9 essential amino acids, making it an ideal food for muscle repairing after a work out class.
3. Raise Good For You Cholesterol
Eating a whole egg can raise HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. Studies have showed that adults can enjoy eggs without significantly impacting the risk of cardiovascular disease.
4. Taste SO GOOD
Creamy and full of flavor, eggs are quick, inexpensive and easily accessible forms of protein.
5. Energy Support
Eat the whole egg to get the total energy of the egg. They are an excellent source of energy and the yolks are a nutrition power house. The yolks contain fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as calcium, iron, zinc, folate, vitamin B6 & B12!
6. Promote Weight Loss
Vitamin B12 helps the body metabolize fat, and studies have shown people who eat a protein rich breakfast such as eggs, tend to be slimmer! Eating eggs for breakfast decreases hunger, which means less calorie consumption during lunch.
7. Healthy Eyes
The pigments lutein and zeaxanthin (the yellow color in egg yolks) are essential for healthy eyes and can help to prevent age related macular degeneration.
8. Gluten Free
Eggs always have been and always will be gluten free! YAY!!! There are also 0 CARBS & no sugar in eggs!
P.S. Always opt out for high quality, organic, free-range, grass-fed forms of animal protein! The health of the animal affects your health as well! 🙂
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