Everyone loves eggs. No one wants to hear bad stuff about eggs. There are numerous ways to cook eggs, omelet, sunny side up, boiled or added to desserts, eggs always taste fantastic. In the past, eating eggs was related to heart problem, as these are rich in cholesterol which was thought to be the causer of heart problems. The daily recommended value of cholesterol is about 300 mg; one whole egg contains about 213 mg.
This delicious food was blamed for heart conditions but in the year 2000, American Heart Association declared eating eggs to be danger free since saturated fat is the main culprit for causing cardiac issues, which is found in very low amount in eggs.
In-fact eggs are the most nutritive food on the planet. The benefits of eating eggs include:
Eggs are among the wonder foods that contain every nutrient your body needs in the right amount. No wonder eggs are very fulfilling. Single boiled eggs contain the following:
Eggs also contain trace amounts of vitamin D, calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin B6, vitamin E and vitamin K.
Eggs have high cholesterol in them but it is not the foods that necessarily increase your blood cholesterol levels. Every day your liver produces large amount of cholesterol, if you eat more eggs resultantly your liver produce less cholesterol so it evens out. Production of cholesterol also varies individually. In some people, food doesn’t affect cholesterol level at all, this comprises of about 70% of the total population. Other 30% are those who are hyper responders, in which food has a little influence on blood cholesterol levels.
High density lipoprotein or good cholesterol is the kind that does not raise the risk of heart disease or stroke. Eggs are a great way to increase good cholesterol. A study showed that eating only 2 eggs per day raised HDL levels up to 10%.
Eggs contain an excellent nutrient called choline that is needed by our body for carrying out various functions. Like building cell membranes and signaling molecules in the brain. Eggs are a wonderful source of this important nutrient. In America about 90% of people are getting less amount of choline then recommended value. A single egg contains about 100 mg of choline.
Did you know that eating eggs can improve your vision? Eggs contain Zeaxanthin and lutein the important antioxidants that improve the health of retina and prevent many age related eye degenerative conditions like macular degeneration and cataract.
One controlled trial showed that eating 1.3 egg yolks per day for about 4.5 weeks increased the amount of lutein in the blood by 28-50% while raised the levels of Zeaxanthin, by 114-140%.
Eggs are also rich in vitamin A, the deficiency of which is also the common cause of blindness in the world.
If you get a grab of pasteurized or omega 3 rich eggs then it is a lot healthier then the regular egg as it can lower the levels of triglyceride in the blood. Eggs that come from hens that are fed diet that contains omega 3 and are pasteurized feed have considerably large amount of omega 3 fatty acid which resultantly decrease the triglycerides.
A study proved that eating just 5 omega 3 richer eggs per week up to 3 weeks lowered the level of triglyceride by 16-18%.
Eating eggs can serve you with the right amount of quality protein that is needed by the body for the building of tissues and cells and molecules. It is very important to get protein in the right amount as it can help regulate blood pressure, increase bone density and reduce weight. The recent researches show that the recommended amount may be low then the required amount. Eggs contain decent amount of protein in them that has the right amount of essential amino acids which body can utilize in the right manner. A single egg contains about 6grams of protein.
Eggs are always associated with increasing risk of heart problems and stroke which is not true according to recent studies. A review of 17 studies that included 263,938 people showed that there was no link between eating eggs or heart problem.
However in diabetics eating eggs can increase risk of heart problem as shown in a study, but the studies only show statistical linkage. There might be other factors involved in the increased risk of heart problems in this group.
Eating eggs is very fulfilling as it contains large amounts of nutrients that induce feeling of being stuffed, that in turn help fight hunger pangs for longer hours that help reduce weight. In one study that include 30 overweight women, were given eggs in breakfast instead of bagel, reduced the feeling of hunger and kept they take in fewer calories up to 36 hours. Another study where bagel was replaced with eggs resulted in the significant weight loss during the time period of 8 weeks.
As mentioned above, it is completely safe to eat eggs everyday as it is a cheap food that goes with almost every other food and tastes amazing. So brush the myths aside and prepare your favorite scrambled eggs and raise your goblet and celebrate the busting of egg myth. Cheers!
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