Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hard Boiled Eggs

You're probably wondering why the hell I'm "reviewing" eggs. And I answer: because they're freak'n delicious. Okay, so there is a bit more to it than that.

Chicken eggs  are packed with nutrients, and are relatively cheap (under $4 for 18 store-brand eggs around here). A typical chicken egg has just 80 calories, contains 6 grams of protein, and a negligible number of carbs.

Oh, and as it turns out, we really don't need to worry about the nearly 190mg of cholesterol in an egg because the research shows that consuming dietary cholesterol does not increase blood cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is an important nutrient that your body produces a whopping 1 to 2 grams of each day. And what happens when you consume more cholesterol in your diet? Your body responds by producing less on its own. Yeah, sounds to me like Big-Pharma has got millions of people by the balls on this one, but whatever, that's a different discussion.

For the last month or so I've been consuming about 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, per day. This comes from a combination of powders, bars, and whole foods such as brown rice, chicken, and hard boiled eggs.

Why hard boiled? Boiling eggs in the shell means I don't need to slather a pan with oil. Hard boiling also makes the eggs easily portable. I like to throw a couple, along with a pinch of sea salt, into a plastic container to eat as a snack during the work day. I boil them 12 to 18 at a time, and my fridge is rarely without a bowl of hard boiled eggs awaiting me when I crave a snack.

Consider adding eggs to your nutrition regimen.


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