Protein. Protein. Protein.
One could argue that this is the health industry’s version of an IT professional’s response to your broken computer: “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” When you begin discussions with your doctor, a dietician, or a fitness professional, they’ll immediately ask you “What types of protein are you including in your diet?”
Such a powerful keyword in the health industry. Whether you’re looking to boost your energy, improve mental clarity, lose weight, or increase your muscle mass, the answer seems to be, “Add quality protein to your diet!”
Eggs contain a whopping 6 grams of protein, which is surprising considering their small size. According to an article by BBC Good Food, “Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white. . .”
This is exactly why adding them into your diet, particularly as a breakfast staple, can provide some pretty incredible health benefits and can make for a great start to your day. Think back to the mornings you’ve chosen to eat a healthy egg-focused breakfast. How did you feel? What did you accomplish that day? Now, remember a day where you started your morning off with pancakes, waffles, or muffins. Ask yourself the same questions. Now compare. Chances are that you had more sustainable energy, better mental clarity, and felt fuller longer after eating a healthier breakfast with eggs.
Now, I’m not saying those are bad – who doesn’t love a good carb-filled breakfast on occasion – but the crash that comes after eating such a high amount of sugar can lead to fatigue, trouble focusing, and a greater chance of succumbing to a mid-morning nap attack.
So what’s the moral of the story? Consider your day when picking your breakfast. On the days where you can go back to bed for a while or want to stay in your pajamas and binge Netflix, indulge in that high-carb, high-sugar, pancake feast.
On the days where it’s crucial that you get a lot accomplished or have an important task or project to work on, turn to the protein-filled egg. There are literally no limits to the ways you can prepare it, and you’ll still get the same incredible amount of protein that will give you the energy you need to power through your day.
Lewin, Jo. The Health Benefits of Eggs. Retrieved from