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5 Reasons Eggs Should Be in Every Family’s Refrigerator

Every family has a few refrigerator staples that are always stocked and ready to go. Here are the five expert-vetted reasons why eggs (unless someone in the house has an allergy to eggs) need to be among those staples.

1. Eggs have all the protein.

It’s essential. We can’t live without it. In fact, The Family Thrive Fierce Foods approach holds that it’s the most important macronutrient of them all. And eggs are protein powerhouses.

Protein in food is made up of different amino acids, and humans require nine different types of amino acids.

Guess what? Eggs contain all nine and in just the right ratios! They’re truly the perfect protein food. An average egg contains 6-7 grams of protein, but we best absorb all that protein when the eggs are cooked. In fact, we only absorb 50% of an egg’s protein when it’s eaten raw.  

2. Egg yolks are nature’s multivitamin.

Eggs are a great source for several B vitamins and the important mineral selenium. They also contain small amounts of potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, vitamin E, and folate. Throw in some veggies and you can toss the multivitamins in the cupboard.

3. Eggs are a great source of choline–exactly what you didn’t know you were missing!

The human body needs adequate choline, but it was only recognized as an essential nutrient in 1998! Choline is neither a vitamin nor a mineral, but it’s responsible for a wide range of body functions from proper cellular function and building neurotransmitters in the body to fat metabolism.

Other foods like beef and chicken liver have more choline per serving, but eggs are the easiest and yummiest way to ensure your family is getting adequate choline.

4. Eggs fill you up.

“Satiety per calorie” is a concept in nutrition science that tells us how full a food makes us for each calorie of that food we consume. The idea is that the more full we feel per calorie, the less we’ll ultimately eat and the better our metabolic health (weight, blood sugar, fat processing) will be. Eggs happen to have a great satiety-per-calorie ratio!    

5. They go with everything.

Eggs are one of the most versatile foods available. Not only can they be cooked in a wide range of ways from omelets and frittatas to poached, fried, hard-boiled, and scrambled, but they can be made into a central ingredient for pancakes, waffles, muffins, cookies, pies, and pizza crusts.

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Eggs are a delicious, versatile ingredient for any time of day! Here are 5 reasons they should be a cooking staple in your home.

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Eggs have all the protein the human body needs and the yolks are a great source of many essential vitamins and minerals

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Egg yolks are a great source of choline, an important, essential, but often overlooked micronutrient

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Eggs are more filling per calorie than most other foods, and can be made into just about anything

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Every family has a few refrigerator staples that are always stocked and ready to go. Here are the five expert-vetted reasons why eggs (unless someone in the house has an allergy to eggs) need to be among those staples.

1. Eggs have all the protein.

It’s essential. We can’t live without it. In fact, The Family Thrive Fierce Foods approach holds that it’s the most important macronutrient of them all. And eggs are protein powerhouses.

Protein in food is made up of different amino acids, and humans require nine different types of amino acids.

Guess what? Eggs contain all nine and in just the right ratios! They’re truly the perfect protein food. An average egg contains 6-7 grams of protein, but we best absorb all that protein when the eggs are cooked. In fact, we only absorb 50% of an egg’s protein when it’s eaten raw.  

2. Egg yolks are nature’s multivitamin.

Eggs are a great source for several B vitamins and the important mineral selenium. They also contain small amounts of potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, vitamin E, and folate. Throw in some veggies and you can toss the multivitamins in the cupboard.

3. Eggs are a great source of choline–exactly what you didn’t know you were missing!

The human body needs adequate choline, but it was only recognized as an essential nutrient in 1998! Choline is neither a vitamin nor a mineral, but it’s responsible for a wide range of body functions from proper cellular function and building neurotransmitters in the body to fat metabolism.

Other foods like beef and chicken liver have more choline per serving, but eggs are the easiest and yummiest way to ensure your family is getting adequate choline.

4. Eggs fill you up.

“Satiety per calorie” is a concept in nutrition science that tells us how full a food makes us for each calorie of that food we consume. The idea is that the more full we feel per calorie, the less we’ll ultimately eat and the better our metabolic health (weight, blood sugar, fat processing) will be. Eggs happen to have a great satiety-per-calorie ratio!    

5. They go with everything.

Eggs are one of the most versatile foods available. Not only can they be cooked in a wide range of ways from omelets and frittatas to poached, fried, hard-boiled, and scrambled, but they can be made into a central ingredient for pancakes, waffles, muffins, cookies, pies, and pizza crusts.

If you liked this article, be sure to check out our Nourish Masterclass, recipes, and sign up for our Nourish live events!

Every family has a few refrigerator staples that are always stocked and ready to go. Here are the five expert-vetted reasons why eggs (unless someone in the house has an allergy to eggs) need to be among those staples.

1. Eggs have all the protein.

It’s essential. We can’t live without it. In fact, The Family Thrive Fierce Foods approach holds that it’s the most important macronutrient of them all. And eggs are protein powerhouses.

Protein in food is made up of different amino acids, and humans require nine different types of amino acids.

Guess what? Eggs contain all nine and in just the right ratios! They’re truly the perfect protein food. An average egg contains 6-7 grams of protein, but we best absorb all that protein when the eggs are cooked. In fact, we only absorb 50% of an egg’s protein when it’s eaten raw.  

2. Egg yolks are nature’s multivitamin.

Eggs are a great source for several B vitamins and the important mineral selenium. They also contain small amounts of potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, vitamin E, and folate. Throw in some veggies and you can toss the multivitamins in the cupboard.

3. Eggs are a great source of choline–exactly what you didn’t know you were missing!

The human body needs adequate choline, but it was only recognized as an essential nutrient in 1998! Choline is neither a vitamin nor a mineral, but it’s responsible for a wide range of body functions from proper cellular function and building neurotransmitters in the body to fat metabolism.

Other foods like beef and chicken liver have more choline per serving, but eggs are the easiest and yummiest way to ensure your family is getting adequate choline.

4. Eggs fill you up.

“Satiety per calorie” is a concept in nutrition science that tells us how full a food makes us for each calorie of that food we consume. The idea is that the more full we feel per calorie, the less we’ll ultimately eat and the better our metabolic health (weight, blood sugar, fat processing) will be. Eggs happen to have a great satiety-per-calorie ratio!    

5. They go with everything.

Eggs are one of the most versatile foods available. Not only can they be cooked in a wide range of ways from omelets and frittatas to poached, fried, hard-boiled, and scrambled, but they can be made into a central ingredient for pancakes, waffles, muffins, cookies, pies, and pizza crusts.

If you liked this article, be sure to check out our Nourish Masterclass, recipes, and sign up for our Nourish live events!

Every family has a few refrigerator staples that are always stocked and ready to go. Here are the five expert-vetted reasons why eggs (unless someone in the house has an allergy to eggs) need to be among those staples.

1. Eggs have all the protein.

It’s essential. We can’t live without it. In fact, The Family Thrive Fierce Foods approach holds that it’s the most important macronutrient of them all. And eggs are protein powerhouses.

Protein in food is made up of different amino acids, and humans require nine different types of amino acids.

Guess what? Eggs contain all nine and in just the right ratios! They’re truly the perfect protein food. An average egg contains 6-7 grams of protein, but we best absorb all that protein when the eggs are cooked. In fact, we only absorb 50% of an egg’s protein when it’s eaten raw.  

2. Egg yolks are nature’s multivitamin.

Eggs are a great source for several B vitamins and the important mineral selenium. They also contain small amounts of potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, vitamin E, and folate. Throw in some veggies and you can toss the multivitamins in the cupboard.

3. Eggs are a great source of choline–exactly what you didn’t know you were missing!

The human body needs adequate choline, but it was only recognized as an essential nutrient in 1998! Choline is neither a vitamin nor a mineral, but it’s responsible for a wide range of body functions from proper cellular function and building neurotransmitters in the body to fat metabolism.

Other foods like beef and chicken liver have more choline per serving, but eggs are the easiest and yummiest way to ensure your family is getting adequate choline.

4. Eggs fill you up.

“Satiety per calorie” is a concept in nutrition science that tells us how full a food makes us for each calorie of that food we consume. The idea is that the more full we feel per calorie, the less we’ll ultimately eat and the better our metabolic health (weight, blood sugar, fat processing) will be. Eggs happen to have a great satiety-per-calorie ratio!    

5. They go with everything.

Eggs are one of the most versatile foods available. Not only can they be cooked in a wide range of ways from omelets and frittatas to poached, fried, hard-boiled, and scrambled, but they can be made into a central ingredient for pancakes, waffles, muffins, cookies, pies, and pizza crusts.

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