Here is Why You should Start Eating Eggs
Eggs are among the few foods that I would classify as “superfoods.” They are loaded with nutrients, some of which are rare in the modern diet. If you choose to eat eggs daily at breakfast, then you should be aware of the egg benefits. Here are some super reasons to add eggs into your diet.
1. Eggs for Weight Loss
Did you know that eating eggs can help you lose weight? Maybe not, right? This might come as a surprise to those who think of eggs as fattening or unhealthy, but eating eggs for breakfast helps limit your calorie intake all day, by more than 400 calories. That means you could lose three pounds or more per month.
2. Reduce the Chance of Stroke and Heart Diseases
For many decades, eggs have been unfairly demonized. It has been claimed that because of the cholesterol in eggs, they must be bad for the heart. But it’s actually on the contrary. We often see researches and studies regarding the relationship between egg consumption and the risk of heart disease.
Many studies have looked at egg consumption and the risk of heart disease and found no association. However, some studies have found an increased risk in people with type 2 diabetes.
3. Prevent Breast Cancer
In 2005, another study showed that women eating at least six eggs per week had 44 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer than women who ate two or fewer eggs each week.
It is also found that choline (present in egg yolks) can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 24 percent.
4. Eye Care
Eggs are one of the excellent food items for the eyes. They are best in keeping the eyes all away from the macular degeneration (a medical condition which may result in blurred or no vision).
5. Loaded with the Needed Nutrients
Eggs are packed with iron, zinc and phosphorus, minerals and other healthy nutrients that are vital for our body. We need plenty of iron, and not getting enough could leave you feeling tired, run down and grumpy. Zinc also keeps your immune system in top. Phosphorus is important for healthy bones and teeth.
And, as a bonus, there are some trace elements (minerals you need in small amounts) in eggs: iodine, required to make thyroid hormones, and selenium, an antioxidant that can help cut your risk of cancer.
6. Egg is a Brain Helper
Choline is used to build cell membranes and has a role in producing signaling molecules in the brain, along with various other functions. However, eggs are among the best dietary sources of choline. A single egg contains more than 100 mg of this very important nutrient.
The above facts clearly show that really… eggs are pretty much nature’s perfect food. On top of everything else, they are easily available, easy to prepare, go with almost any food, and taste awesome.
Try these egg recipes for your next breakfast.