Halloween Trick But A Healthful Treat

29 Jun

by Phillip Tomlinson

Cutting loose doesn’t get any better!  Whether you’re in Greenwich Village or on Bourbon Street.

So, you wouldn’t be in danger of having egg on your face if you guaranteed heart-pounding fun amidst the costumed revelry and make-belief.

But, while make-belief is so huge that it attracts the curious from near and far, egg on your face — or anywhere else for that matter — hardly depends on the strength or weakness of your prediction.

That’s because anything can happen, it seems, when you don a simple mask and the streets explode with color and mischief. 

Mischief?

Yes, call it trick or treat. 

Right now though I’m thinking treat  more than trick — eggs to be specific.  Not on your face, but in your stomach!

Yes, eggs like the ones that found a bullseye on the back of my jacket one Halloween night as I went to take a bite out of the Big Apple.

A treat indeed!

That’s because, in case you haven’t heard, eggs have outgrown their status as Halloween missiles — elevated instead to super food now to be tossed into your omelet pan without guilt.

So, drum roll:

And now taking a bow — the incredible, edible egg which has shed its label as pure evil, so much so, that even the American Heart Association no longer recommend that we limit our egg intake.

Why?

In dozens of studies, no connection has been found between egg consumption and heart disease.  In fact, work done by Wake Forest University researchers have shown eggs to be perhaps the ultimate diet food.  Here’s the skinny, according to Wake Forest:  “One egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high quality protein, healthy unsaturated fats and antioxidants, for only 70 calories.

And the fat factor?  Well, it turns out eggs are among the best sources of choline — a substance your body needs to break down fat for energy.

One study even found that people who eat eggs as part of their breakfast, eat fewer calories the rest of the day.  But beyond this, is the effect eggs have been shown to have on overall health in general.

So, by all means, work on your trick toss.  It’ll make for good entertainment.  Become handy with that omelet pan as you prepare your creative, mouth-watering treats.  But do so secure in the knowledge that the evidence is overwhelming when it comes to the positive effect egg consumption has on heart health; muscle strength and muscle-loss prevention; healthy pregnancy; brain function; and eye health.

For great information on the value of eggs in your diet, click on the link in the Bodinsync Prescription below:

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BODINSYNC PRESCRIPTION

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http://www.incredibleegg.org/health-and-nutrition/cracking-the-cholesterol-myth

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