There are several nutrients in eggs that can help to support brain health and mental health – which is why they’re known as a mood boosting food. First up, eggs contain a nutrient called choline. The body requires choline to manufacture a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine which helps to reduce stress and regulate the mood.
Eggs are also rich in two important B vitamins – B9, also called folate, and B12. Folate and vitamin B12 both help to protect the nervous system and brain which in turn can help to reduce the risk of feeling blue and developing depression.
There are so many ways to eat eggs – fried, boiled, poached or scrambled – the choice is yours. If you’re looking to maximise your health, we’d suggest avoiding fried eggs due to the oil content and instead opting for boiled or scrambled – or poached if you can perfect the technique! Either way, serve with brown toast for added fibre and B vitamins.