“Health is not about the weight you lose, but about the life you gain.”
Attempting to put together some wildly nutritious meals, I looked up what science considers some of the most nutritious foods. Another genius move. My plan was to incorporate these foods into my eating plan and become super healthy and
popular and play volleyball on the beach in a bikini full of energy. Please excuse the caffeine burst.
One of my concerns was sufficient protein. I decided to explore the nutritional value of eggs, simply because they’re so easy to add to meal. Here’s what I found.
Eggs are no longer on the list of bad foods. While eggs are high in cholesterol, cholesterol in food doesn’t raise blood cholesterol levels — saturated fat does. So if you like eggs, go ahead and include them in your diet a few days a week. Eggs are low in calories and a good source of protein. Plus, they’re also one of only a few foods that contain vitamin D. Whee!
Keep in mind, however, that most of the research about eggs is done by organizations trying to sell eggs, such as, United Chickens. I made that up. But do keep in mind that it’s just as easy to find dire warnings about eggs, especially if you’re diabetic. Please consult your doctor on this but first find out if your doctor’s parents put him or her through medical school by raising chickens. I really do need to cut down on the coffee.
And then there are mushrooms, better known as fungus. And what do mushrooms do for your body? Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, just like carrots, tomatoes, green and red peppers, pumpkins, green beans, and zucchini. So if you don’t want to settle down to consuming a pumpkin for lunch, maybe you could simply add some mushrooms to your eggs along with other stunning veggies.
Shiitakes are my favorite.
This is only the beginning. We are going to become super healthy, aren’t we? Bathing suit season is right around the corner unless you’re unlucky enough to live in a place where it’s always warm. A few months of frozen beaches are my friends. I find life’s blessings in various places.
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.