There are many ways to prepare scrambled eggs, so obviously the nutritional benefits to eating them can vary greatly. There are extremely healthy ways to prepare scrambled eggs, and there are also delicious yet high fat and high cholesterol ways to prepare them. In general eggs are very healthy, and thus far no research has shown a moderate intake of eggs to be associated with heart disease. Eggs are extremely nutrient and mineral rich, and are a great source of iron, essential amino acids, vitamin A, calcium, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, phosphorus, folic acid, choline, vitamin E, vitamin D, and many others. With regard to fat and cholesterol, all of it is in the egg yolk. While eggs are high in fat, they contains good fats that your body needs, and is able to digest. If you are trying to cut back on your cholesterol intake, then eggs might not be the best food source for you, however their cholesterol level is moderate.
As you probably are already aware, there are many healthy ways to prepare scrambled eggs. The easiest way to up the health benefits, is to swap out the standard butter base, and instead fry your scrambled eggs in extra virgin olive oil instead. I will be the first to admit that frying my scrambled eggs in pork lard or butter is an absolutely delicious way to make them, but obviously those are both high fat and high cholesterol cooking methods. Extra virgin olive oil on the other hand is full of essential vitamins and minerals, and it contains only good fats. Butter or margarine are probably even more unhealthy than straight pork lard or pork grease, as heavily processed butters contain trans fat, which is very difficult for your body to break down, and thus it sticks right to the inside of your veins. So the next time you are about to scrambled up yourself some eggs, drop a tablespoon or two of extra virgin olive oil into your cooking skillet instead.
The next way you can increase the overall health benefits of your scrambled eggs, is to scramble them with fresh herbs and vegetables. For some delicious and healthy examples of what I'm talking about, try mixing your eggs with chopped fresh spinach, chopped fresh broccoli, diced white onions, chopped tomatoes, diced chives, sliced spring onions, minced garlic, minced jalapenos, or even organic locally grown mushrooms. I grow my own herbs in pots around my house, and will pinch off a few leafs of fresh basil, Melissa, and other herbs, and then drop them in my scrambled eggs. With regards to herbs and seasonings, they don't have to be fresh for you to reap their health benefits. For example garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and onion powder, are all very health for the body. So the next time you are scrambling up some fresh eggs, try tossing in some herbs, spices, and fresh chopped vegetables.
Another way to increase the health benefits of your eggs, is to buy organic locally farmed free range eggs, instead of the mass produced factory farm type of eggs. For those of you who are not familiar with what free range eggs are, they are eggs that come from chickens that roam freely, instead of being caged up in a likely grueling environment. When chickens roam free, they are obviously way healthier, and thus produce healthier eggs. Chickens being opportunistic feeders, can vastly increase their nutrient intake when left to roam around and eat bugs, various plants, and other things. This increase in the amount of nutrients they are receiving, will obviously be passed on to each egg that they produce. Factory farm chickens however are only allowed to eat chicken feed, and in many cases they live in very unhealthy environments. Overall they generally intake less nutrients, and in turn pass on some of this lacking in their eggs.