5 Reasons to Wake up on the Sunny Side of Breakfast with an Omelet
Forget about not putting all your eggs in one basket. Crack them into a bowl instead, and whisk them up with a little milk and seasoning. You'll then have the beginnings of one of life's healthiest staples, the humble omelet.
Happiness is egg-shaped. So what is it about omelets, in particular, that makes them such a good choice to begin the day with?
1. An Omelet Keeps You Feeling Full
'Have breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper,' the old saying goes. We all need energy to keep us going during the day. That means starting out with a breakfast that's going to be tasty and satisfying.
It's been proven that those who eat eggs for breakfast will feel fuller during the day. That means you're less likely to snack on foods that may be bad for you.
2. Healthy Fillings for Your Omelette
Omelet recipes typically contain several eggs. You're getting more bang for your buck by getting your daily egg-fix in this way. You can also diversify by putting other good quality, healthy ingredients into them.
The sky's the limit here. You could go for peppers, mushrooms or asparagus. Adding greens to your omelet is a great way to increase your vegetable and fiber intake without even realizing it.
3. Omelets Are a Great Source of Protein
Every large egg contains around six to seven grams of protein. Protein is a great muscle builder. That's why omelettes are good news if you're trying to buff up or tone up. They also contain eight-five calories apiece for an energy boost.
The yolks contain a fat-fighting nutrient called choline. Eating omelets could, therefore, help you to trim down a little too.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, a sufficient supply of choline is important. That's because choline is also essential for normal brain development. The eggs in your omelet are packed with amino acids too.
4. Omelets Are Good for Eyesight
As we age, we need to look after our eyes. Egg yolks boast large quantities of lutein and zeaxanthin. These helpful antioxidants found in your omelet can help lower the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration in the eyes.
Eggs also contain high levels of vitamin A. That's also beneficial for eye health. Eating omelets regularly leads to higher levels of 'good' cholesterol. That could lead to a lower risk of heart disease or strokes.
5. Omelets Are Good For Your Blood
By eating an omelet, you’ll be helping your blood circulation. This is because eggs are a good source of iron. Omelets can also increase your metabolism. Your body needs to use extra calories to process all the nutrients found in the eggs.
Eating omelets may help people to burn more calories than eating carbohydrates or fats.
Let's Get Cracking!
It's a no-brainer. Eating an omelet is good for you! Not only that but they're a tasty breakfast treat that is going to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
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