I’m a steak-and-eggs kind of guy — and if you see any green on my plate, it’s usually just the garnish.
But I’ll admit: Every now and then I’ll chow down on a salad.
Don’t get me wrong, my salads won’t be mistaken for bunny leaves. Heck, one look at my salad would make a vegetarian faint — because I like to toss my greens with bacon, bleu cheese and slices of perfectly grilled steak (extra rare, of course).
Now THAT’S a salad!
There’s one thing I’ve left out, though… one key ingredient that belongs in any salad, especially if there’s some spinach mixed into the greens… because this one common everyday item can unlock the true potential of a powerful antioxidant in your greens.
The answer… is EGGS!
New research shows how dropping eggs into your salad — yolk and all — will give your body a boost when it comes to absorbing critical vitamin E.
The more eggs you toss in there, the more E your body will soak up.
And if you add three whole eggs to your salad, you’ll get between FOUR and SEVEN times more vitamin E out of your salad!
In the study, they added scrambled eggs to the salad, but that was just to make sure everyone ate ALL of the eggs and not just the whites.
As long as you’re going to use the whole egg, feel free to prepare it anyway you want: scrambled, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, and poached will all do the trick.
Heck you can even turn your salad inside-out and put E-rich spinach inside an omelet with some bacon and cheese.
The key is in the fats. Vitamin E needs them to get absorbed, and eggs have just about the best fat balance of anything out there — and the benefit isn’t limited to E.
One study found that eggs can increase your absorption of powerful fat-soluble antioxidants known as carotenoids by as much as 800 percent.
These are essential nutrients such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene, which can protect your eyes, brain, muscles, and more.
These nutrients can even fight off cancer — and you can get them just by boosting your egg intake.
Is there a more delicious way to get healthy? I don’t think so!
Even without a salad, make eggs part of your daily routine. Have them for breakfast, and you’ll eat less at lunch — making it easier to lose weight, or at least harder to gain any.
A study I shared with you in September even showed how eggs can help with blood sugar control, cutting your risk of diabetes.
Learn more about the benefits of eggs in this free report from the Daily Dose archives.