I Do Not Like Them, Sam I Am, I Do Not Like Green Eggs And Ham!!

If you don't believe me about my intense dislike for eggs, then you can ask my brother. He will verify the fact that, when I was younger, I wouldn't even go in the kitchen if he was eating eggs for breakfast.

Fast forward to 2011. I will, on occasion, like every few months, eat eggs. I do have certain requirements that must be met. First, the eggs must be in the form of an omelette, a scramble, or a quiche. Second, said concoctions must contain hefty amounts of vegetables. And third, I have to have something to put on top to mask the taste of the eggs....goat cheese or bbq sauce works well.

Otherwise, you will not catch me near an egg. No way, no how. In fact, for many years, I thought that "Just Say No" was a reference to eggs. I still wonder about that.

This brings me to today's topic, which is, Eggs Are Good For You! And here's why.......

1. Eggs contain 13 different vitamins and minerals? And all in just about 70 calories! Quite the powerful punch there!

2. Eggs are a great source of high-quality protein.

3. Eggs do contain fat, but it is mostly unsaturated fat (good!).

Eggs And Cholesterol.....Yes, eggs do contain cholesterol, concentrated in the yolk. Unless you have cholesterol problems, it's generally thought that having one egg per day, is perfectly fine, and will not impact your cholesterol levels. However, if you have any question or doubt about this, you should consult your doctor.

Egg Whites Only..... a popular trend, but what are you missing??? Well, you'd be missing #1 and #2 above....the vitamins, minerals, and protein!

Enjoy your eggs. I'll continue to "enjoy" mine a few times a year. My brother would be shocked to hear that I eat them at all!!!!