Boiled Eggs with Hummus recipe

 Another great nutritious egg recipe from Daniel Davey, Sports Nutritionist

Ingredients

  • 400g chickpeas
  • 3 tablesp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 eggs
  • Paprika

To Cook

For the hummus
1. Place the chickpeas in a blender with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and blend until smooth.
2. Remove from the blender and place in a bowl.

For the eggs
3. Boil the eggs till hard, roughly 8 minutes from when the water begins to boil.
4. Let the eggs cool then remove the shell, cut in half and scoop out the egg yolk into a bowl.
5. Fill egg white halves with hummus mixture and place on a platter then sprinkle with black pepper or paprika. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Apricots a rich source of potassium

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1. Apricot good for your eyes

Many studies have shown that consuming apricots are highly beneficial for your ophthalmic health. (2)

Consuming two or three servings of apricots in a day has proved to be beneficial in preventing age-related Macular Degeneration.

Macular degeneration is a disorder of the eye and is one of the major causes of loss of sight in older people. It also helps in strengthening the optic nerves in your eyes.

It also lowers the risk of another major eye-related illness called Neovascular ARMD. The carotenoids and the various vitamins especially Vitamin A and Beta Carotene present in apricots are responsible for reducing the risk of developing this disorder.

The carotenoids and the various vitamins especially Vitamin A and Beta Carotene present in apricots are responsible for reducing the risk of developing this disorder. (3, 4, 5 )

Vitamin A with Carotene and Lutein prolongs vision in people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa and delays the loss of peripheral vision.

It is also considered an excellent remedy for alleviating dry eyes symptoms. In younger people it has been found to slow the progression of Stargardt’s disease- an inherited eye disease.(6)

Wrap up: Vitamin A and Beta Carotene in Apricots strnethens optic nerves of eyes and protect from macular degeneration and other eye diseases that result in complete or partial loss of vision.

Apricot Fruit 12 Health Benefits & Facts You Should Know