Welcome to Friday!
I am so sad about everything happening in the world this week, from Baton Rouge to St. Paul to everything that happened in Dallas last night. It just breaks my heart that all of this is going on (and keeps going on). Sending love and thoughts to all the families and those affected.
Since it’s Friday, I’m linking up with Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC for Friday Five. This week, we’re talking all about food and I wanted to share some thoughts around runners and hardboiled eggs. I introduced hardboiled eggs to my diet earlier this year, and its been transformational! I have started eating two for breakfast (in addition to a protein smoothie) and think they are partly the reason why I’ve been able to lose 15 pounds.
So, today, I’m sharing 5 reasons why runners and hardboiled eggs go together. 🙂
1. A solid dose of protein.
One hardboiled egg has 6 grams of protein and only 78 calories. No wonder why they keep you full for so long! Protein helps our muscles recover (and helps us build new muscles), so finding ways to add it to your diet is super important (especially post run).
2. An easy snack.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m in heavy training mode, I just want some really easy snacks. I don’t want to spend a ton of time assembling a snack and having to worry about dishes. Hardboiled eggs are so easy to grab, peel and eat. Plus, they hold me over when it’s going to be a few hours until dinner.
3. A good reason to get some salt in your diet.
Hardboiled eggs taste so much better with some salt on top, and that’s exactly what us runners need… especially when we’re running in the summer heat!
4. Keep your heart healthy.
This isn’t just a good benefit for runners, but for anyone! Hardboiled eggs contain good fats, which can help with your heart health… which is always a good thing.
5. Get some extra nutrients.
Beyond the good fats and protein, you can find other awesome nutrients for runners in eggs. Vitamin B choline, for instance, has been shown to help reduce inflammation, which is always good — especially when you are in a hard training cycle.
Are you a fan of hardboiled eggs? How/when do you eat them?
TGIF! What are you looking forward to this weekend!?
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