A staple in many American diets, scrambled eggs make for a filling breakfast and also work well as part of a quick and easy lunch or dinner. Except for people sensitive to dietary cholesterol most of us are no longer advised to avoid eating eggs, since consuming eggs in moderation isn’t likely to increase blood cholesterol levels. “In moderation” means no more than one or two eggs per meal, and no more than once or twice a week (even if eggs aren’t a problem for you). Eggs offer protein and several brain-essential B vitamins like choline, B12, and B6, as well as anti-aging selenium, which make them a healthy addition to your diet. Mixing in other nutritious ingredients such as spinach, tomatoes, and olives further boosts their nutritional value.
— Lisa Mosconi, PhD, INHC
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Recipe excerpted from Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power by Lisa Mosconi, PhD, INHC, published by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC © 2018 by Lisa Mosconi.