The number one typical American breakfast item you're about to read about is about to blow your mind with information. Eggs!! That's right. My everyday breakfast includes at least 2-3 eggs 7x's a week 365 days a year (LOL) no joke! As a personal trainer and bodybuilding competitor, eggs are packed with the necessary protein and it doesn't stop there. Keep on reading to find out what else eggs are good for!
1. Eggs are packed with protein. A three egg omelet provides about 20 grams of protein just from the eggs, and when you add my favorite two omelet ingredients -- ham & cheese -- you're now over 30 grams! As you may know, protein is essential for maintaining lean muscle as you age as well as keeping trim around your waistline due to it's calorie-burning power.
2. Nutrients galore! Vitamin A, K, D, B12, selenium, riboflavin, folate, potassium, and calcium just to name a few! Eggs, particularly the yolks, are full of metabolism-supporting, brain-boosting vitamins and minerals.
But aren't eggs "bad" for you because they are high in cholesterol? Well, believe it or not numerous studies have shown that dietary cholesterol intake has very little impact on your blood cholesterol, unless you are genetically predisposed to high cholesterol levels. For everyone else, your body self regulates cholesterol levels and balances the cholesterol it makes on its own with the cholesterol you consume in your diet.
So next time you're in the mood for an omelet, eat one! They're great for your body, belly, brain, and taste buds...delicious, fat-burning, and nutritious...can't go wrong there!