From my observations, if Spiderman eats an egg with his breakfast, he is able to endure the rigors of sitting in a chair for school. If I skip it, thinking it doesn't really matter, you'll hear me saying things like, "Put your feet down and your head up to read." Or "You must do your handwriting without dancing." Or "Focus, please!" ... about eighty times.
What about an egg is beneficial for our littles? Well, first there is protein. Protein is severely lacking in most packaged breakfast foods. Protein stabilizes blood sugar and keeps children's energy levels on an even keel -- rather than in fitful bursts. Protein is also slowly metabolized giving children a longer source of energy.
Eggs contain an abundance of fat-soluble vitamins, especially if you've acquired farm fresh eggs. These are vitamins that help with concentration, eye focus and visual perception. Farm fresh eggs are also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for the development of the brain and synapses connection. Egg yolks contain cholesterol which aids in mental development as well. Did you know there was all that brain power in an egg?
Another major benefit of the lovely egg is that it contains naturally occurring choline. What's choline good for? Choline is a B vitamin that keeps cholesterol moving through the bloodstream. Useful component. I'm glad God put it there. Choline also aids in memory and learning, which we want to amplify in our littles' lives.
So, what works for me and Spiderman? I boil a dozen eggs on Monday morning, and all week long, we've got the nutritional supplement he needs to keep his energy even and his attention peaked. I give my girls one too... because they benefit from the brain nourishment as well. Real mental acuity food, in a convenient little package.
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