Christian Lauber of MaxFit Studio tells us the healthiest way to eat eggs.
What is the healthiest way to eat an egg? We all love to eat eggs! What’s not to love? They are without a doubt a nutritional powerhouse packed full of protein, vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, D, E and K as well as selenium, lecithin and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper and depending on what the chicken who laid the egg eats, can be a good source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Not to mention all the various cooking methods allow you to eat them without getting too bored.
But what truly is the healthiest way to eat an egg? The healthiest way of eating an egg is by cooking it with a method that does not fully cook the yolk such as over easy, sunny side up or soft boiled. The health benefits of the yolk are greater when they are consumed raw.
Cooking eggs over high heat destroys enzymes and reduces the amounts of certain nutrients. It also has been shown to reduce the availability of cysteine, which your body needs to produce glutathione, also known as the master antioxidant. Eating the egg without fully cooking the yolk has been linked to easier digestion, resistance to illness and increased stamina.
No need to worry about consuming the egg yolk raw, the fear of eating uncooked eggs comes from the bacteria salmonella. Salmonella is found on the shell of the egg but not inside the egg itself. The egg white protects the yolk from any bacteria, so as long as you cook the egg whites you have nothing to fear!