Post by Azmina Govindji @AzminaNutrition
NUTRITIONAL NUGGET – E is for… Eggs ??
Eggs have been in and out of vogue, and you may be confused about whether they’re good for you or not, and if so, how many to eat. So, let’s start with the basics. A poached egg has around the same number of calories as an apple. The yolk is rich in fat, most of which is the healthier unsaturated type.
A couple of eggs for breakfast will give you around 12g of high quality protein, and your daily requirement of vitamin B12. They’re also a natural source of vitamin D and other B vitamins. Although eggs do contain cholesterol, this has little effect on your blood cholesterol levels – it’s the saturated fat in your diet that has more impact on blood cholesterol.
There’s no recommended limit on how many eggs you should eat in a week, so enjoy them as part of a varied eating pattern. It’s generally best for most people to choose healthier recipes that are lower in fat and salt.
Check out these 3 ways to enjoy eggs:
1. Shakshuka: A popular Middle Eastern dish including peppers, tomatoes and onions and bursting with exotic flavours (Shakshuka recipe)
2. Curried eggs: Make a speedy curry by heating a teaspoon of oil and adding some chunky onion slices, beaten egg, cumin seeds and curry powder. Stir till lightly cooked and finish off with freshly chopped coriander
3. Main meal salad: Bought a salad for lunch? Enrich it with protein by adding chopped boiled egg, edamame and some peanuts