Eggs are delicious and protein-packed, making them a powerhouse for jump-starting your morning. This breakfast staple is nutritious enough to maintain body fuel throughout the day.
Eggs are incredibly versatile, whether boiled, scrambled, or sunny-side-up, and the health benefits give the incentive to eat them more often. They contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats and are a great source of essential nutrients, such as vitamins B6, B12 and D.
Students often turn to eggs for convenience and the short preparation time it takes to cook. Eggs can also be a healthy snack to boost energy levels and reduce hunger throughout the busy school day. Not to mention, the vitamins found in eggs help reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress that can be onset from the overwhelming course load of a college student.
For years, eggs were an inexpensive alternative to meat. However, recently the prices of eggs have noticeably skyrocketed. Consumers have seen a surge in the cost of eggs and it can even be hard to find eggs on the shelves in some places. Fewer eggs mean less supply for a commodity that stays in demand.
Raven Cox, a health science major at Florida A&M University, said, “Last Saturday, I was so confused when I looked at the price of eggs, and it was almost 8 dollars.”
“I didn’t even purchase them because that is honestly ridiculous. I remember getting eggs for way less than that, so it’s a no for me,” said Cox.
Cox went to three different grocery stores to compare Publix prices, but it was the same price increment at Walmart and Winn-Dixie. Even then, there were only a couple of cartons left.
Keto Burke, a student and egg-lover at FAMU said, “I’m still going to purchase them no matter what.”
“Yes, it’s very crazy to sell eggs for that much, but come on, who doesn’t like eggs,” said Burke.
As one of Mother Nature’s original superfoods, the nutritional wonders that eggs pack promote lasting health benefits. With their loaded essential vitamins and minerals, eggs provide key dietary sources that are “egg-xactly” what the body needs.