2019 has brought the “great egg debate” back into the nutrition sphere, as several recent studies have produced opposing evidence on whether or not eggs are healthy for us. Two registered dietitians set the record straight for us a few months ago, explaining that while eggs do contain dietary cholesterol, it is vastly different from the type of “bad” cholesterol our bodies make.
They said dietary cholesterol and saturated fat are typically found together in a food-with eggs being an exception. There is more evidence for saturated fat impairing our cholesterol levels than dietary cholesterol, so we shouldn’t worry about avoiding eggs for better heart health. Eggs are packed with protein, selenium, choline and zinc, and it is one of the few true food sources of Vitamin D for healthy bones and better brain health. We always love scrambled eggs and veggies on busy mornings.
It’s easy to think of garlic strictly as a flavoring agent, but this little allium offers a whole bunch of amazing health benefits. Garlic has been used for its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties for thousands of years.
Garlic can help protect the immune system from sickness, reduce heart disease risk by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and even promote healthy aging. There are few snacks we love more than fresh veggies and our Garlic Hummus.