Eggs are the only healthy breakfast food. Yeah, I said it.
OK, so that might be a slight exaggeration. There are some other breakfast foods which can be acceptable (oatmeal comes to mind), but nothing quite matches the egg. It is a staple for the performance or physique minded individual. It is packed with protein, healthy fats, and many essential nutrients. Eggs have even been called the most perfect protein source available! Unless you plan on eating meat, fish, or poultry for breakfast every day, it’s basically your only good protein source.
I eat 4 or more whole eggs for breakfast every morning.
But Warren?! Isn’t that dangerous?!?
No. There is nothing inherently dangerous about eggs. They have, extremely unfortunately, gotten a bad rap from the “low fat diet” days and have never fully recovered. Because eggs have a decent amount of fat and cholesterol, they were relegated to the list of fattening, heart-disease causing foods, which couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Eating fat doesn’t make you fat
Fat does not have inherently fattening properties. In fact, sugars and other simple carbs are much more likely to have that effect. Substituting eggs for breakfast cereals, bagels, toast, and jelly doughnuts is a great way to reduce the amount of simple carbohydrates in your diet.
The cholesterol in egg yolks does not raise your LDL cholesterol
Research has driven this point home several times. Eating eggs does not raise your bad cholesterol. If anything, it may improve your cholesterol ratio by raising your HDL (“good” cholesterol).
Eggs do not raise your risk for heart disease
Again, research does not show any evidence that eating eggs raises your risk of heart disease.
Eggs chock full of nutrients
Especially the yolks!! Almost 100% of the great vitamins, minerals, and other helpful stuff is located in the yolk, and it’s a lot of good stuff! In fact, Jonny Bowden lists eggs in his book The 150 Healthiest Foods On The Planet (which I own and highly recommend).
Eat more eggs!
In case I haven’t made it clear, eggs are easily the healthiest “breakfast food” around. Eat em with some veggies every morning (I like a nice scramble with green peppers or spinach). Your waistline will thank you. For more info and links to relevant studies, check out th