Eggs are one of nature’s perfect foods so far as I’m concerned. I have two of them for breakfast almost every morning and occasionally have a couple with my dinner as well. Boiled eggs also make a great low-carb convenience snack since they can be prepared ahead of time and they keep well in the fridge. Both the One-Minute Muffin and the Mock Danish which are quick, tasty and satisfying low-carb breakfast recipes use eggs. Eggs are an incredibly versatile food as they can be used in so many other low-carb dishes as well.
Jonny Bowden, in his book The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, calls the egg “nature’s most perfect food.”
“I cant say enough good things about eggs. They’re nature’s most perfect food. Eggs are plentiful, inexpensive, easy to prepare in a zillion ways, and loaded with vitamins. They’re also one of the best sources of protein on the planet.” ~~Jonny Bowden
But as you know eggs have gotten a lot of bad press over the years due to ‘junk science’ studies which had erroneous hypotheses and conclusions. Eggs were wrongly blamed for causing high cholesterol blood levels and like so many other foods, misguided doctors and nutritionists unwittingly elevated the egg to the top of the cholesterol scare list of forbidden foods.
Dr. Michael R. Eades, best selling author of Protein Power, recently wrote a post on his blog that points to a study by the International Journal of Obesity that shows the weight loss value of adding a couple of eggs to any diet, not just low-carb. I highly encourage you to read Eade’s article entitled Two Eggs Per Day Keeps the Belly Fat Away. As always Dr. Eades does a superb job of breaking down these scientific articles into language that the rest of us can understand. He also has a link to the full text of the original study if you’re interested.
The satiety factor of eggs is especially interesting, a fact that low-carbers have known for years. And once again we’re shown from this study that eating a couple of eggs every day did NOT raise cholesterol blood levels. So eat a nice egg breakfast and you won’t feel that nagging hunger like you do with bagels and other carb-loaded fare.
There Really is Life Without Donuts!
Ron, aka The Former Donut Junkie