Why You Should Be Topping Your Corn Thins™ Slices With an Egg
The classic eggs on toast is a known favourite but swapping it with Corn Thins™ slices could make it even better for you! Do you know about choline? It is an important nutrient to consume during pregnancy as it plays important in supporting the brain and spinal cord development of the foetus. Choline’s role does not stop there as you need this nutrient as an adult too. It is needed:
- To make acetylcholine. This is a neurotransmitter or chemical messenger which supports your muscle control, mood, and memory function.
- Choline is needed to help make the fat which creates the outer cell structure of your cells called the cell membrane.
- Choline is needed to make a substance that is needed to be able to take cholesterol from your liver into your blood stream so you can use it as energy.
- Helps your body repair and protect your DNA by a process called methylation.
This is how the egg comes into this blog. Egg yolk is a great source of choline which is one of the many reasons not to throw away the yolk. One egg yolk has 164mg of choline which is a huge 30-36% of your daily needs.
You may be wondering why the combination of egg with Corn Thins™ slices matters? Corn Thins™ slices as a whole grain containing source is a good source of betaine. Betaine is a nutrient which provides similar health benefits for the protection and development of your brain and DNA. Betaine can also be found in foods like beets, spinach, and broccoli too.
Take home message: So why not swap the white bread yolkless egg combo for a brain optimising combo of whole grain containing Corn Thins™ slices with an omelette which includes the whole egg with spinach/broccoli and beets!
- Stuart AS Craig, Betaine in human nutrition, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 80, Issue 3, November 2004, Pages 539–549, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/80.3.539
- Choline in Eggs: What Choline Is & How it Benefits You. https://www.australianeggs.org.au/nutrition/choline/. Cited: 17/05/2020.