Eggs are one of my favorite foods and are an extremely versatile food that you should try to fit in on Valentine’s Day. Not only are they packed with nutrients but they are also filling and low in calories. A single egg contains just 78 calories. In this article I will be discussing why you should go for eggs on Valentine’s Day by discussing some of the key nutrients they contain.
Eggs contain extremely high levels of choline. This impressive nutrient has a number of functions in the body. It keeps your cell membranes healthy, prevents cancer and heart disease and reduces painful inflammation. Choline also keeps your nervous system healthy and can prevent nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.
Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that can be found in eggs. Its main role is to keep the body’s cells safe from dangerous free radicals. Selenium also helps the body produce disease fighting antibodies, fights cancer and heart disease, boosts the male reproductive system and relives the pain associated with arthritis and inflammation.
Eggs also contain good levels of iodine. The main function of this nutrient is to keep the thyroid gland healthy and help it produce hormones. Iodine also strengthens your hair, nails, skin and teeth and boosts the immune system of developing babies.
Vitamin B2 is another of the impressive nutrients that eggs contain. This vitamin helps your body break down the main nutrients in your food for energy. Vitamin B2 also supports the production of healthy red blood cells, boosts your skin and helps you maintain healthy vision.
Eggs are one of the best protein alternatives to meat around. This powerful nutrient is responsible for the construction, maintenance and repair of all your body’s cells. Protein also assists with a number of essential internal processes such as fluid balance and the production of important chemicals.
Summary & Serving Suggestions
As you can see, eggs are certainly a healthy Valentine’s Day treat. If you want to add a unique romantic twist then try one of the serving suggestions below:
Fried Egg & Bread Hearts:- Cut a heart shaped whole in a slice of bread and place both pieces of bread in a frying pan with a little olive oil. Fry the pieces of bread for about one minute then flip them over. Crack an egg, place it in the heart shaped hole and then fry it until the egg is solidified. For added effect, take the heart shaped piece of bread and spread on some strawberry jam to create a red Valentine’s Day heart.
Heart Shaped Omelette:- Get a heart-shaped frying pan and then cook your omelet as normal to create a romantic shaped omelet for your Valentine’s Day date.
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