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What Makes Eggs So Healthy and Nutritious?

Yes eggs are a super healthy choice for keto dieters

As a keto dieter perhaps you knew that consuming eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. If not then allow this post to inform you of the many health and nutrition qualities of consuming eggs in your keto recipes. Plus keto egg recipes a whole lot of fun.

No Yolking Matter

Why are eggs so nutritious?
Eggs are full of healthy protein

Did you know that more than half the protein of an egg laid from a regular hen is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat than the yolk. Also were you aware that egg yolks contain more calories and fat than the white part of the egg that surrounds them?

Eggs Pack a Powerful Healthy Punch

Eggs are literally bursting with valuable micronutrients
Eggs are literally bursting with valuable micronutrients

Eggs are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. It sounds like a potent mix but actually it is very good for you. In fact if you want to learn about micronutrients, vitamins and keto you are going to be hearing quite a lot about the nutritional value of consuming eggs.

Eggs Are Farmed Very Differently

I am a big fan of free range eggs
I am a big fan of free range eggs

Eggs are generally farmed either from caged hens or from free range hens, the latter which are thought to provide a much better quality of life for the hens that lay all those delicious and healthy eggs.

Eggs Make Your Favourite Sauces

Make sauces and condiments
Make sauces and condiments

Eggs are also a valuable source of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and lecithin – which is the compound that enables emulsification in keto recipes such as hollandaise or mayonnaise sauce for example.

A Complete Source of Healthy Protein

More protein than you think in healthy eggs
More protein than you think in healthy eggs.

Some brands of egg now contain omega-3 fatty acids, depending on what the chickens have been fed (always check the box). Eggs are regarded a ‘complete’ source of protein as they contain all nine essential amino acids; the ones we cannot synthesise in our bodies and must obtain from our diet.

So Many Tasty Keto Recipes

Healthy keto egg recipes
So many healthy keto recipes use nutritious eggs as ingredients.

Eggs are a common ingredient in so many tasty keto recipes and meals. From breakfast omelettes and muffins; to pancakes and delicious desserts. You have probably eaten so many tasty dishes already unaware to what extent they use eggs. Consuming eggs is a whole lot of fun with tasty daily keto meals like these.

How Consuming Eggs Became Healthier Over Time

For years consuming eggs on a regular basis were considered more of a health risk than a healthy part of our diets. This is because eggs were considered a high cholesterol food. Hence those with high cholesterol levels were generally advised not to eat eggs. Diets such as keto and other research in more recent times has taught us that the cholesterol found in food has much less of an effect on our blood cholesterol than the amount of saturated fat we eat. Fat is actually a good thing; so long as it is the right kind of fat.

Keto Recipes That Use Healthy Eggs

The list of potential recipes stemming from tasty early morning breakfasts, to brunches and delicious lunches, dinners and desserts is almost limitless with an egg cooker. Here though are a few examples of really cool egg recipes from our keto kitchen.

Lots Of Eggs – Try An Egg Cooker

These three egg based recipes literally just scratch the surface. An egg cooker really realizes its true potential when you find yourself cooking for multiple people and time is limited.

In that role, an egg cooker is literally like having an extra pair of hands to help you in your keto cooking endeavors. When you are under pressure to deliver that perfect meal you will really appreciate the extra help that an egg cooker brings to your kitchen.

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