Eggs have been criticized because of their cholesterol for years. However, it has been proven a myth that egg yolks are harmful to your health. Eggs and egg protein are one of the few superfoods for athletes.
On the other hand Avocados have also taken some blows because of their high fat content. However, Avocados are an incredible healthy food that you don’t need to avoid.
Avocados are rich in a number of antioxidants, including lutein, beta-carotene, and vitamin E which are known disease-fighting compounds. One study found that some of these compounds can inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory.
Another great nutrient in avocados are the healthy fats. These have an important role in a number of processes in our bodies, including a healthy hormone production and normal hormonal balance. Its also a known fact that adding fats to your meals helps in better absorption of antioxidants.
Lets take a look at Eggs
Eggs are inexpensive and full of nutrients that promote good health and are necessary for proper function of our bodies. Take Choline for example. It is a macronutrient that’s important for liver function, normal brain development, nerve function, muscle movement, supporting energy levels and maintaining a healthy metabolism. And eggs are loaded with choline.
Eggs are also rich in lutein, an antioxidant that could be keeping our eyes healthy by preventing the leading cause of blindness – muscular degeneration. Besides these two components, eggs are rich in other vital nutrients, including: folate, riboflavin, selenium and vitamin B12. Not to mention the high quality protein that athletes need to consume in high amounts on a daily basis.
When you buy eggs, however, always try to buy organic eggs as normal eggs are produced by chicken that are kept in poor conditions and pumped with antibiotics.
We said that this is a great breakfast, but it can also be a great snack or dinner.
Egg and Avocado Toast
1 egg, beaten with a small amount of water
1 slice Ezekial Bread
1 piece of turkey bacon (optional)
Put a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add a piece of butter in the pan and wait for it to melt. Add the egg and put some salt and pepper by taste (just don’t over do it with the salt). Cook the egg until done.
Mash the avocado in a bowl and add some chilly if you like your toast hot and spicy. When done, spread it over the piece of bread (optionally you can add a piece of bacon). Top with the cooked egg.
Bon Appetit !!