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EGG YOLKS CONTAIN A NUTRIENT ESSENTIAL TO METABOLISM CALLED CHOLINE.
Choline, only found in the yolk of eggs (so you need to eat the whole egg) is a major source of nutrients that we may be lacking in our normal diet. Our bodies can synthesize a small amount of this nutrient, but not enough to meet its needs. So, you need to load up on foods like eggs to ensure you have the right levels. Choline plays a part in many functions within the body including nerve function, metabolism, and brain development.
One large egg, with the yolk, supplies about 145 milligrams choline, or more than one-quarter of the Daily Value of 550 milligrams. It is a good idea to make eggs part of your daily routine. One Journal of Human Kinetics study even reported that supplementing one’s diet with choline contributed to a lower body mass in female athletes and was thought to have contributed to positive athletic performance as well.
The choline found in eggs is imperative for brain development, especially before birth and in early childhood.
Choline is involved in producing cells dealing with memory, mood, muscle control, and other brain functions. Studies suggest that mood disorders like anxiety and depression appear to be connected to unhealthy weight and unhealthy metabolism, so good mental health habits and a healthy diet could influence metabolism in a positive way.
Another nutrient found in eggs, lutein, has some hidden brainpower as well. Lutein is also present in the brain and has been linked to optimal cognition in older adults and academic performance in children.
There could be a connection between healthy brain function and maintaining a healthy weight, according to Harvard Health. Eating processed, sugary foods (which is what makes you gain weight) could be detrimental to brain health and contribute to anxiety or other mental health issues.
It's no coincidence that eggs are a go-to hangover cure breakfast, because choline, the superhero nutrient in eggs, can help liver cells reboot, research shows. Dietitians agree that liver metabolism can't happen without choline, and a healthy liver adds to a healthy fat-melting metabolism in general.
Look out for our next egg recipe.
Egg Drop Soup with Veggies Recipe
This is another warm delicious soup to keep you warm and cosy in our chilly winter weather and it is healthy, nutritious, and delicious! It is also a good food to include in your diet if you are wanting to lose weight because it is low in calories, fat, and carbohydrates. Start each meal with a delicious bowl of soup to fill you up. This will help you to eat less of the other food and therefore help you to achieve your weight loss goal.
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EGG DROP SOUP with VEGGIES RECIPE
Simple and fast egg drop soup made with broth, veggies, herbs, eggs, and green onions for garnish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 cups
• 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
• 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
• 1 clove garlic minced
• ½ tsp salt
• ¼ tsp black pepper
• 4 eggs
• 1 TBSP butter
• 1 cup cubed carrots
• 1 cup cubed celery
• 1 cup shredded green cabbage
• 1 cup shredded red cabbage
• 1 cup cooked shredded chicken breast (optional)
• 3 green onions thinly sliced
1. In a medium saucepan, heat the chicken broth.
2. Add ginger and garlic and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add salt and pepper.
4. Add in veggies and simmer until soft
5. Add in the shredded cooked chicken breast if wanted
6. Whisk eggs in a small bowl.
7. Remove the broth from the heat and add the eggs, whisking slowly and gently to create little egg ribbons or drops.
8. Whisk in butter and sliced green onions.
9. Serve immediately. Top with additional green onions for garnish if desired.
If you like shorter egg pieces in your soup, whisk more quickly when adding the egg. If you like longer ribbons, stir very slowly when adding.
Serving: 1.25cups | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 996mg | Potassium: 219mg | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 14.8mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.1mg