7 reasons to eat more eggs

by Richard Adams in Nutrition



Eggs are a big part of my nutrition.   I eat 2-3 for breakfast almost every day, and on days where I miss them for brekkie, I often make an omelette or frittata for lunch to get my fix.

Here are my 7 reasons to eat more eggs.

  1. They’re a great source of protein.  A large boiled eggs contains 7g of high quality protein.  Eat two or three a day and you’re well on your well to getting a good amount of protein into your body.
  2. They’re cheap!   A large free range egg from Lidl comes in at less than 15p.
  3. Eggs are the ultimate portable snack.  Neatly packaged in an easy to remove shell, a hard boiled eggs is ultra-convenient.
  4. There’re lots of ways to cook them.  Sunny-side up, over-easy, scrambled, poached, boiled, omelettes. There are lots of options to keep things interesting.
  5. You can add them to lots of dishes as a little extra luxurious protein treat:  crack an egg onto a frozen pizza before popping it into the oven, or slide a soft poached eggs onto a plate of steamed asparagus. A fried egg atop a plate of stir fried rice or noodles is another tasty addition that’s popular in Indonesia.
  6. You can cook them in advance.  Got a super busy week ahead, and wondering how you’re going to get some quality nutrition?  Hard boil a dozen eggs on Sunday night and grab them from the fridge during the week.
  7. Eggs are packed full of nutrients, including lutein, a pigment that has been linked to better eyesight and lower risk of eye disease.


But aren’t eggs supposed to bad for you?

There has been a lot of research around the health benefits of eggs.  For many years eggs had been associated with cardiovascular disease.  This was due to the belief that there was a link between consumption of foods high in cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases.  This link has never been definitively proved, and now both UK and US government nutrition guidelines no longer include restriction on cholesterol.  A 2019 study from the the University of Connecticut concluded that there was no relationship between easting eggs and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.


As with all foods, eggs should be eaten in moderation, and for the reasons above I encourage you to work them into your diet and enjoy all that they offer!