A healthy brain needs a stable supply of glucose to maintain optimal cognitive functioning. These necessary, stable blood-glucose levels can be obtained with a regular intake of high-quality protein such as the protein found in eggs. Because they make the body feel full for longer periods of time, they also reduce the need for spiking the body with foods that are high in sugars and carbohydrates.
The quality protein an egg provides is also an important component of neurotransmitters and chemicals that brain cells use to communicate, making the brain sharper and more alert. If you are interested in delicious, healthy meal alternatives to help increase brain functionality, consider one of the healthy egg recipes at Getcracking.ca to help you jumpstart a new lifestyle.
Eggs are high in choline, a nutrient that aids in brain functioning and tissue repair. Very few adults, however, receive the recommended daily amount. Switching to a healthy diet rich in eggs, fish and nuts can promote brain power as the choline works to rejuvenate damaged cells. As well, for expectant mothers, the choline content in eggs that is obtained from the mother’s diet can help her fetus’ brain develop, and may even prevent birth defects.
Studies have also shown that the consumption of eggs can significantly increase serum lutein concentrations in older adults, safeguarding against dementia. Lutein may also protect against different types of cancers, coronary heart disease and stroke. With these many benefits, there has never been a better time to introduce more eggs into your meal-making.
Why not give your memory a boost in the morning with these Russian breakfast squares? The recipe also includes kale, declared a super food due to its nutritional value. Spinach can also be used as an alternative and is equally as healthy.
Begin by preheating your over to 350°F (180°C), then grease an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. In a large non-stick deep skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions for about three minutes or until they’ve softened, adding garlic and sautéing for one minute. Add in kale and cook, covered, for three to five minutes, stirring occasionally.Then place in a large mixing bowl to cool.
Beat the eggs well in a medium sized bowl stirring in dill, mustard, salt, pepper and cheese for that traditional eastern European taste. Stir the egg mixture into the kale mixture, along with salmon (if using, or it can also be replaced with ham) and bread crumbs. Lastly, spread the contents into your prepared baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes or until the eggs are set, and the edges lightly browned. Simply cut into squares and serve warm with sour cream to top off.
What’s great about this recipe is that it makes leftovers, which can easily be reheated in the oven or microwave - ideal for busy families who want to increase their choline intake. It’s one way to make small but beneficial shifts in your diet, making you more keen and perceptive throughout the day.