Eggs and Potatoes: 11 Reasons it is Healthy and Oh So Yummy

Eggs and Potatoes
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White potatoes, red and purple with egg whites and yolk are all you need to make a breakfast, lunch or snack that will fill you plenty and screams healthy.

Mind you, accessorizing any baked potato is a good idea, since flavor is the crown food wears. I suppose in this case, that makes the potato the king, the eggs the cape, and the condiments the crown and jewelry.

Why would you want to have baked potatoes? Simple! It might fight off that mortal enemy of the human body, currently claiming lives by the minute. Potatoes are great for fighting cancer and hitting it where it hurts. Let’s not forget that they help with digestion and regulate the body to prevent inflammation as well.

When it comes to picking the right potatoes for your breakfast tomorrow, here are some things to consider:

• While white potatoes are a rich source of antioxidants, colored potatoes have higher levels of anti-cancerous, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.

• One-half of a recently harvested, baked purple potato delivers significant amounts of compounds that fight colon cancer cells. To get the same amount of nutrients from other foods, you’d need

o three and a half recently harvested and baked white potatoes,
o 600 potato chips,
o 45 blueberries or
o 25 grapes.
• For best benefits, shop locally for purple or red potatoes that are in season.

We can’t forget the benefits of eggs either! Those chickens work hard to give us oval pieces of wonder that North Carolina State University boasts about. Combining two anti-cancerous foods should be quite appealing, one would presume. According to an article released by the university,

 An egg each day can prevent macular degeneration because of the carotenoid content, a compound that helps lower the risk of developing cataracts.

 One egg contains 6 grams of protein that is high in quality, alongside all nine essential amino acids necessary for the body.

 According to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, strokes and heart attacks.

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 Egg yolk contains choline, a nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system.

 It was once believed that eggs have a negative impact on cholesterol, when, in fact, recent studies show that the intake of two eggs a day may improve one’s lipid profile.

 Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.

 Eggs may prevent breast cancer, as shown through a study where women who consumed at least six eggs per week had their risk of breast cancer lowered by 44%.

 Eggs stimulate healthy hair and nails through their high sulphur content and multitude of inherent vitamins and minerals.

One recipe from Ourbestbites has put together a great and healthy concoction that is fully customizable to suit the tastebuds and needs of each and every culture and foodie.

Ingredients

• Baked potatoes, slightly cooled
• Melted butter
• Kosher salt and black pepper
• Shredded cheese (cheddar, gruyere, fontina, pepperjack, or other of your choice)
• Eggs
• Additional fillings of your choice: sautéed vegetables, bacon or ham, etc.

Instructions

• Start the great baking process by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
• Now, move on to slicing off the top of that potato, before scooping out the meat and leaving a very thin layer along the skin. Careful not to puncture the poor thing.
• Keep the scooped out potato for use later on.
• Use the melted butter to paint along the inside of the potato, dusting it off with salt and pepper and some shredded cheese.
• Here is where you get creative and place the adornments on your king potato. Fill him up with vegetables or meat or anything else you would like to cook with it. Now, you add the “meat” of the concoction. Crack an egg into each one before adding a few more adornments and setting your masterpiece into the over to bake for 20 minutes.
• VOILA! Healthy and Yummy and utterly subjective to your taste buds!

It's my favorite recipe yet!

Sources: NC State University, Colorado State University
Image by Tavallai. Creative Commons License.

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