Posted on March 10, 2020 at 8:50 PM

 EGGS – YOU NEED THEM     The most abundant of SUPERFOODS, eggs contain the 9 essential amino acids. They are called essential as your body must get them from YOUR DIET and can’t make them. You may have heard of a few: Lysine to heal cold sores, L tryptophan to calm the mood. You NEEDS them to:

• Break down food

• Grow

• Repair body tissue

• Perform many vital body functions

Eggs are only 75 calories each and make you fuller for longer, isn’t that a wonderful gift from your own backyard chickens each day.

There are 11 vitamins, minerals and nutrients in eggs.

100grams is 2 eggs and studies have shown that the cholesterol they contain is essential to build cell and nerve membranes including brain lining. Additionally, cholesterol builds hormones such as testosterone, estrogen and cortisol.

A clinical study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25833969 

was conducted with overweight or obese people who had pre-Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes. Results were gained from patients eating a high-egg diet (2 eggs each day for 6 weeks) compared with a low-egg diet (<2 eggs week).

There was no significant difference in the change in HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol between groups.

In troubled times “you can live off eggs and potatoes”, A wise observation by an elderly lady I met recently.



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