Get Egg-Xcited!

by Ashley Terrell about a year ago in healthy

The Universal Superfood

Get Egg-Xcited!
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Eggs are known as one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.

Eggs have been my baking secret for rich, flavorful and moist pastries like cakes, donuts—you name it. In my world of baking, eggs have rescued me. On the other hand, eggs have also been my hero for quick and easy meals and nutrition.

This superfood has been beneficial since ancient times in Egypt. In ancient Egypt, eggs with acidic fruit juices were popular. In the seventeenth century, eggs with acidic fruit juices were popular.

In the nineteenth century, the egg drying technique was introduced. This technique was influenced during World War II by the United States Armed Forces and America's Allies.

In 1911, egg development made a turn in culinary history! The egg carton was invented by Joseph Coyle to prevent damaging the outer shell.

Aside from the egg's impact to culinary history, the known superfood is recognized for enriching our breakfast and lunches with vitamins like A, B, D, E, and K. Eggs contain minerals like calcium, folate, zinc, selenium and phosphorus.

Daily consumption of eggs has its benefits and perks like improving bodily functions we need to live our fullest life including our brain, nervous system, memory and metabolism.

Discover how the super food allows us to enjoy life to the fullest below.

Eggs promotes good eye health.

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Eye health is very important.

According to Dr. Axe, the two most common eye disorders are cataracts and glaucoma.

Egg yolks have large amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, two powerful xanthophyll antioxidants that gather in the retina of the eye.

According to Healthline, a study shows eggs have nutrients that can significantly reduce risk of cataracts and glaucoma. Another study proved eating an egg each day for four and a half weeks will increase blood levels of lutein up to fifty percent and zeaxanthin by 114-142%.

Eggs advocate for healthy hearts.

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Again, eggs naturally contain carotenoids that elongate life spans and lower mortality from chronic illnesses.

High triglycerides are a serious risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Low blood triglyceride levels equal a smaller risk for developing cardiovascular disease.

Selenium, found in eggs, is helpful for regulating cholesterol absorption and inflammation in the bloodstream.

Eggs can increase good cholesterol, also known as HDL.

HDL stands for high-density lipoprotein. High levels of HDL have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and other heart related problems.

In a study, eating two eggs per day for six weeks increase HDL levels by 10%.

Choose and eat!

According to Medical News Today, the United States is considered the world's largest exporter of eggs.

Quail eggs are parallel in flavor with chicken eggs. They are petite in size. About five quail eggs equal one large chicken egg. Quail eggs are used in gourmet cooking.

Duck eggs look like chicken eggs, but are larger in size. They have more protein and they're richer than chicken eggs in flavor. Duck eggs also have a higher fat content.

Roe and caviar are great alternatives to chicken eggs. Remember the consumption for daily nutrition value may vary per option.

Visit your local farmer's market or organic food grocer for egg options on your neighborhood.

Eggs are great any time of the day!

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Aside from baking in my test kitchen, I'm a lover of brunch. Whether I use beaten eggs for a French Toast coating or making a quick scramble in the morning, eggs are easy to cook and eat on the go.

On mornings I'm working from home, I love to make frittatas. Chicken or duck eggs are great for frittatas. Add a splash of heavy cream for fluffiness. I like to add broccolini, sautéed onions and roasted red bell peppers. I sprinkle a couple of dashes of Stella Bistro Foods Universalt and Noches Mexicanas Sultry Spice for a flare.

Elevate your egg frittata's flavor by marinating cuts of steak the night before in Stella Bistro Foods Rustic Italian and Marinade Rub Sultry Spices. I recommend serving your steak medium to medium well.

Whether your option is to scramble, fry, cook or bake with eggs, each egg leads to enjoying life to fullest.

Eat up!

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Ashley Terrell
Ashley Terrell
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Ashley Terrell

Bestselling author. Entrepreneur. Seasonings and spices saved my life. Where sheep and angels share the same color. Newport News, VA. Conqueror and lover of all things Fine Arts.

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