E is for ….. Egg!!

I have a new love for eggs! 
 
Since moving to Hartsville, we have begun to buy fresh eggs from a sweet friend at our church.  I had always heard how much better fresh eggs are but, I admit, I was skeptical.  Now, after a few months of having fresh eggs every week, I hope to never go back to buying them at the grocery store. 
 
I remember when my dad was diagnosed with high cholesterol and one of the first things the doctor warned him of was eating too many eggs.  He was told to limit his egg intake because it was a great source of high cholesterol.  Is that still the case?  Not according to www.incredibleegg.org who cites a recent study that cholesterol in eggs is down 14%.  Yippee!  It’s ok to have an egg for breakfast!  
 
Here are just a few other benefits to eating eggs:
  •  Eating High-quality protein foods, like eggs, after exercising encourages muscle tissue repair and growth
  • Eggs help trim your waistline by helping avoid unnecessary snacking and staying energized throughout the  day
  • Regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, strokes and heart attacks
  • One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline, a nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system
  • Eggs may prevent breast cancer
  • Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals.
 
Nutritionally speaking:
  • Eggs contain high-quality protein, 13 essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in varying amounts
  • Eggs only have approximately 70 calories
  • One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat
  • Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D
                  (Above facts from The Incredible Egg site and from research done by NC State University )
 
Recently we discovered Microwave Coffee Mug Egg Scramble for a quick, easy and healthy breakfast.  I also am a big fan because the clean up is very easy!!   
 
As Easter approaches I think of another type of eggs — The Resurrection Eggs.   These colorful eggs tell the story of Jesus’ journey to the cross.  If you have little ones or teach little ones, this is a powerful tool to share the Easter Story.They can be purchased at Christianbooks.com , Lifeway and through FamilyLife
 
  This post is linked up with Ben and Me .   Hope you will pop over and see what others selected for their “E” topic this week as we “ABC Blog through the Alphabet”. 
 
Blessings and Joy to you!!

4 thoughts on “E is for ….. Egg!!

  1. You forgot the seasonal peanut butter egg surrounded by chocolate, commonly known as the Reese’s Egg 🙂 I have to just turn away when I see these in the stores each spring! lol

    I love those Resurrection Eggs. Matthew grew up on those and I have used them for numerous nursery and Sunday School activities. I can’t wait to buy a set for my niece.

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