November 16

One of the most popular items at Edgar and Joe's are their famous breakfast wraps. These wraps contain scrambled eggs, ham, avocado, and spicy mayo wrapped in a jalapeno wrap. All wraps are made fresh in-house in Edgar and Joe's Horton St. Location, with an effort to make some ingredients local.

Other than being delicious, these wraps also have nutritive factors. Want to know why you should try an Edgar and Joe's breakfast wrap? Keep reading to find out!

Avocados used in the wraps are known as being a "healthy fat", so what does this mean? This "healthy fat" is in a category of fats called medium chain triglycerides, coconut and olive oil are also high in these MCTs. Medium chain triglycerides do not require bile salts for digestion in the body, meaning they are easily metabolized by the body and directly used for energy in your busy work day. Studies have also shown that MCTs are beneficial for brain health, commonly used in nutrition therapy for epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders.

Another benefit to consuming fats in the morning is to prevent you from being hangry halfway through your work day. Fats are one of three macronutrients (other two being carbohydrates and proteins) that provide energy and calories. Fats are the slowest digesting macronutrient, meaning consuming fats early in the day will provide slow-digesting energy throughout the day.

One breakfast wrap contains approximately 357 calories - 30 grams of carbs (3 grams of fibre), 21 grams of protein, 17 grams of fat (mostly good avocado fats!), exact nutrient measures vary.

So try a breakfast wrap and have a healthy day!