Super foods

Food of the Day: EGGS

organic-eggs-9_14Eggs often get a bad reputation for being too high in fat and cholesterol. I have good news; eggs are a superfood! Eggs from hormone-, antibiotic-, and pesticide-free hens (raising your own or eating your neighbor’s hens are best!) are an inexpensive, nutrient-rich food, which provide an excellent source of complete protein, iron, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin D (one of the only foods that contain vit. D), Vitamin E, Manganese, PABA, sulfur and B vitamins. The lecithin in egg yolks is rich in choline, a precursor to acetylcholine, which is the brain neurotramsmitter that keeps us alert, sharp & improves short-term memory and problem-solving skills! Choline also keeps cholesterol emulsified, elevates BENEFICIAL HDL and recudes LDL (bad) cholestertol. The cholesterol in eggs actually HELPS us manage stress, as it helps balance our adrenal and reproductive hormones. Eggs help balance the female menstrual cycle. (10-15 eggs per week is a good UPPER limit, as it’s not healthy to overconsume ANY food!).

The less you cook the egg yolk (which is where all the nutrients are), the higher the nutrient content. The best way to cook them is lightly poached with the egg still runny when you break into it. Of course they are also great fried, baked and scrambled! You can toss in some spinach, goat cheese, onion, garlic- whatever veggies you like to have a balanced meal. When you’re eating meals, remember to keep the acid/alkaline balance. If you eat animal protein, balance it with an alkalinizing food (all veggies and some non-gluten grains like quinoa and millet). Fruit is also alkalinizing, but I recommend eating fruit alone and on an empty stomach (in the am is best), especially if you have weak digestion as fruit can get “caught” behind by the protein and ferment (producing bloating and gas) because protein takes much longer to digest than fruit.

2 egg omelet
1 Tbs. goat cheese
1/2 cup chopped kale or spinach
1 Tbs. chopped red onion & garlic
1 Tbs. nutritional yeast
2 tsp. organic butter
sea salt & pepper
any other spices/herbs you like- oregano, basil, parsley, etc

Enjoy! ❀


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