10 Health Benefits of Eggs
- Eggs are great for the eyes. An egg a day may prevent macular degeneration due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.
People who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.
- One egg contains 6 grams of high quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.
- There is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. Regular consumption of eggs may help prevent bloke clots, stroke and heart attacks.
- Each egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system.
- Eggs contain just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.
- Eggs do not have a negative impact on cholesterol. Regular consumption of 2 eggs per day does not affect a person’s lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it.
- Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring Vitamin D.
- Studies have shown that women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.
- Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.
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