It's the incredible edible egg, let's take a look at the basic nutrition numbers of one large Grade A egg. Calories come in at about 72 with 1.5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. It doesn't matter if its fried, boiled , poached, sunny side up or raw this is its value. Actually, I tend to avoid them in their raw state because of possible salmonella issues. That said, I'll usually consume a half dozen or more each week. Two scrambled eggs, toast & grits is my typical fare and a couple rashers of bacon to keep me honest. Simplicity is the name of the game and protein is the reward.
Cholesterol has long been feared where eggs were concerned however eating it does not necessarily have an effect on your lipids according to the Harvard Medical School. HDL and LDL numbers are generated by how well your liver metabolizes fat when you eat it. Smoking and alcohol consumption can diminish this ability so try to curb those actions. Yep, this healthy stuff can really be a party pooper and most notably after the party has left you decades later.
The thing about protein is that it is much better to have it in reserve than to allow your body to retrieve what it needs from your muscles and organs. A few weeks ago I talked about Body Fat Tests and why they're important. Lean mass is your muscle, bones and organs also known as the active body parts. Without protein they can't function as well because they cannot repair themselves when it's depleted. The average woman needs 46 grams per day while an average man needs 56 grams. These are minimal amounts for barely active persons but since you're all on ActiveRain your requirements should be much higher. Figure it out here?
Why nutrition remains such a mystery to us is odd. I've spoken to nutritionists, doctors and dieticians all with varying thoughts. If they don't have it together how can we Brian? Darn food lobbyists!