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Fresh farm eggs to enhance running performance

Ok, you may be wondering why the heck am I writing about building a chicken coop on a running blog. I promise there’s a reason. I dove deep into nutrition this year, to really understand the concepts of using food to fuel my runs. I’ve learn a LOT that I am excited to share with you soon! Overall, I highly recommend to eat. real. food. One way I’ve incorporated that into my daily diet is EGGS! Guess who lays eggs? 🙂 That’s right, my brand new chickens! (We also dove really deep into the country life this year too).

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Why you should add eggs to your daily diet for improved running performance

Eggs have amazing health benefits, however they commonly get a bad rep as ‘high in fat’ and ‘things to avoid’ if you have high cholesterol. When actually a diet that includes eggs actually can increase your HDL, or “H for Happy” cholesterol. These high density lipoproteins actually help facilitate bringing your LDL, or “L for lousy” low density lipoproteins to the liver where it can be excreted. Benefit number two- Eggs are high in polyunsaturated fat, or as most of us know them: Omega-3’s. These amino acids are ESSENTIAL in our diet as our bodies cannot produce them. Another source of Omega-3’s are fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and tuna; however if you’re anything like me, I definitely don’t intake enough fish to get my essential fatty acids, so I’m all about the egg. There are many many more benefits of eating eggs daily including nutrient rich in vitamins, choline and antioxidants. Plus they’re rich in protein which increases satiety- or makes you feel full longer! Now I definitely enjoy that perk on my long runs.

We got the plans for building a chicken coop from the Home Depot

Also I just LOVED building this coop, so I thought I’d share with you too 🙂 If you’re interested in how to incorporate eggs into your daily diet, Here’s a complete Whole 30 meal plan I followed last year before my Atlanta Half marathon where I got my PR of 2:02!

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