How do you like your eggs? Scrambled? Poached? Sunny-side up? It doesn’t matter. They’re all great. Every egg provides about 6 grams of muscle-building, fat-quashing protein. (Did you know that eggs are the number-one bioavailable source of protein, meaning that your body can absorb and use protein from eggs more easily than it can protein from any other food? Boom!)
Meanwhile, egg yolks are one of nature’s best sources of choline, a nutrient that is vital to brain and liver health and is typically contained in prenatal vitamins because it is so important to neurological development, says White. In case you’re still leery of yolks, don’t be. Research published last year in the American Heart Journal shows that eating as many as three eggs per day doesn’t have any effect on heart health, even in people with existing coronary artery disease.