Hard Boiled Eggs for a Healthy Snack
some hard boiled eggs and have a quick high protein snack on hand
at anytime! Hard boiled eggs are an excellent source of protein,
simple to prepare and each one only has about 76 calories. Eggs
are also very nutritious. They don't just contain fat (yolk) and
protein (white). In fact, they contain a wide array of essential
vitamins and minerals.
- A: good for the skin and growth.
- D: strengthens bones by raising calcium absorption.
- E: protects cells from oxidation.
- B1: helps properly release energy from carbohydrates.
- B2: helps release energy from protein and fat.
- B6: promotes the metabolism of protein.
- B12: an essential vitamin in the formation of nerve fibers
and blood cells.
- Iron: essential in the creation of red blood cells.
- Zinc: good for enzyme stability and essential in sexual
- Calcium: most important mineral in the strengthening
bones & teeth.
- Iodine: controls thyroid hormones.
- Selenium: like vitamin E, it protects cells from oxidation.
Not only do eggs contain the highest quality source of protein
available but they also contain almost every essential vitamin and
mineral needed by humans. In fact, egg protein is of such high quality
that it is used as the standard by which other proteins are compared.
Eggs have a biological value (efficacy with which protein
is used for growth) of 93.7%. Comparable values are 84.5%
for milk, 76% for fish, and 74.3% for beef. Eggs really are the
best protein money can buy, and it has all those other valuable
vitamins and minerals too.
The yolk is extremely high in cholesterol, containing more than
two-thirds of the recommended daily limit of 300 mg! However, the
yolk has many health strengths necessary for immunity, healthy skin,
nerves and vision. The yolk contains good amounts of B Vitamins,
Vitamin A, iron and riboflavin.
Egg whites are very low in calories, have no fat, no cholesterol,
and are loaded with protein. The egg white is less likely than the
yolk to harbor dangerous salmonella, but due to the health risks
that raw eggs present, consumption is highly discouraged by medical
Directions For Making Hard Boiled Eggs
- Place the eggs in a saucepan with just enough cold tap water
to cover them by one inch.
- Bring water to a boil.
- Promptly reduce heat to low medium and cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove saucepan from heat
- Using a ladle or slated spoon, place each egg into a bowl of
iced water to chill.
- Chill for a few minutes until egg is completely cooled.
- To peel, crack the egg and roll on a counter top to loosen the
- Dice and serve.
|Hard Boiled Egg
||Serving Size 1 egg
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