Thanks to so many misleading articles online, many people now don’t know whether they should eat eggs or not. Contrary to what you might have come across online, eating eggs would not make you more susceptible to heart disease. Research shows no link between eating eggs and heart disease. The other good news, and it’s not new actually, is that eggs are rich in nutrients. Here are some reasons why you should eat eggs.
Protein builds muscle.
Each egg is packed with essential amino acids, which are needed for muscle building. It’s one of the best protein sources for people building muscle in the gym. Another nutrient found in eggs that’s great for bodybuilders and strength training enthusiasts is vitamin B12. This vitamin aids in muscle contraction.
Choline sharpens memory and enhances brain health.
A piece of egg packs choline, an important building block of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that has a crucial role in building memories and recalling information.
Aside from choline, eggs from hens grown on grass pastures (not on artificial feeds) have more omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is not just a heart-friendly fat. It’s also a brain-friendly fat. Vitamin E in eggs also prevents Alzheimer’s disease.
Choline is not just a brain-boosting nutrient. It can prevent breast cancer. Most of choline in an egg is found in the yolk, and each egg contains 30 percent of RDA of choline.
Eggs are low in calories.
Replace bagels with eggs for breakfast and watch your waist get slimmer over time. People who eat eggs, instead of bagels, at breakfast are bound to lose more weight. Eggs are high in nutrients but low in calories. They may you fuller much longer and reduce craving for food in between meals. A large egg only has 78 calories. Two or three eggs can make you full without adding too much calories into your body.
Eggs have eye-friendly antioxidants.
Lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs are antioxidants that help prevent macular degeneration and cataract. These antioxidants are in the yolk too!
Eggs improve alertness.
Eggs are rich in zinc, B-complex, and omega-3, which work together to fight fatigue and improve mood.
They are nutritious!
Eggs should be part of your nutrition plan. Remember that the egg supplies necessary nutrients for the growing chicken embryo. It has most of the nutrients you need, including protein, vitamins a and b-complex, selenium, zinc, potassium, and folate.
They improve cholesterol profile.
A large egg has 212 mg of cholesterol. That actually made some nutrition experts worry about eating too many eggs. However, research has shown that consuming eggs does not affect one’s cholesterol profile. More importantly, eggs actually improve your cholesterol profile by raising the amount of HDL cholesterol and modify the LDL to a subtype that does not increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.