Why should your Easter holiday include eggs?
With Easter approaching sooner rather than later, this week’s blog will focus on one of the staples of this wonderful holiday; eggs! You probably have them sometimes with breakfast. Maybe the odd time you hard boil them for a quick snack. Maybe you even have them every day. But what is it about these nutrient dense, protein packed spheres that makes them so great? Well readers, that’s a secret we CAN tell …….
Eggs have often been considered the “perfect” food. They are low calorie, have a complete amino acid profile, and are an excellent source of vitamin D, the B vitamins, betaineand selenium. Let’s further elaborate on what the significance of these nutrients is, shall we?
B Vitamins– crucial for mental health and energy production
Vitamin D– boosts immunity, maintains the nervous system, important for mental health
Selenium – powerful heavy metal detoxifying mineral (bye aluminum, bye dementia!)
Betaine– can reduce levels of homocysteine (elevated levels of homocysteine have been linked to heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s!)
While eggs contain a wide array of elements that are beneficial to our health, there is a reason why I have chosen to narrow down on these specific nutrients. What do all of the benefits indicated have in common? They all play a role in maintaining a healthy, functioning nervous system.
Worried about egg yolks and cholesterol? While everything in moderation is always the golden standard, interestingly enough; a study was carried out between 1950 and 1965 to track individual egg consumption per year, with results that shocked scientists. Get this; while consumption of eggs dropped from 390 to 315 per person annually, deaths relating to cardiovascular disease rose from 215 to 292 per 100,000 population. Many recent studies have found that regular egg consumption could actually lower incidence of heart disease, not the other way around. Think back to what was mentioned about betaine with lowering homocysteine levels. Eggs yolks, which we have consistently been taught are bad for us, contain a compound called lecithin, which actually emulsifies fats and cholesterol. Makes you second guess everything you thought you knew, doesn’t it?
For those of you who hate eggs, are allergic, are vegan, or simply don’t want to be eating them every day, here is where I tie AMIE in. Each formula customized to YOUR own personal health needs will automatically include a multi-mood blend, containing all of your B vitamins, selenium, vitamin D, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin C. Mixed in with this powerful blend is 10g of organic brown rice protein, making it the perfect addition to a satisfying morning breakfast smoothie. Not only that, but our team of nutritionists will also choose specific amino acids, herbs, and enzymes to match your unique biochemical individuality. We know what stands between you and a healthy, happy life, and we think you deserve to be let in on the secret!