Eggs are not only tasty, they’re good for you as well!
Despite years of conflicting research regarding the health benefits of consuming chicken eggs, recent research from renowned universities such as Harvard have confirmed that there are numerous benefits to regular egg consumption. Here are 5 reasons you should begin eating TWO every day!
Reduced Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases
Though there has long been conflicting research as to the effect of egg consumption on cardio health, it has recently been proven that cholesterol from eggs is balanced with phosphatides, and therefore not harmful to our health. It also inhibits the body’s own cholesterol production. In addition, eggs contain omega-3 acids which reduce triglyceride levels, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Moreover, the belief that egg yolks have lots of cholesterol, and therefore should be avoided, has been debunked by that most of the cholesterol in our body is made by our liver- and doesn’t come from cholesterol we eat. The liver is stimulated to make cholesterol primarily from saturated fat and trans fat in our diet, not dietary cholesterol. But a large egg contains very little saturated fat-about 1.5 grams (g). And research has confirmed that eggs also contain many healthy nutrients including; lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for the eyes (as touched on below); choline, which is good for the brain and nerves; and various vitamins (A, B, and D). In fact, just one large egg contains 270 international units (IU) of vitamin A and 41 IU of vitamin D. One large egg also contains about 6 g of protein and 72 calories.
Lutein Helps Preserve Eyesight
New research has shown that chicken eggs are rich in lutein. This substance is responsible for clear and sharp eyesight. With its deficiency, destructive changes in the eye tissues accumulate, and eyesight irreversibly deteriorates.
Choline Helps Protect Memory & Brain
Phospholipids, which ensure normal communication of brain cells, consist of choline. It has been clinically proven that this particular vitamin is the most important building material of the brain. If you eat 2 eggs a day, your body receives enough of this nutrient. Choline deficiency leads to a memory decrease.
Vitamin B Complex Protects Skin, Hair, Liver
Biotin, vitamin B12, and digestible nourishing proteins contribute to the strengthening of hair and skin. Phospholipids contained in chicken eggs promote the elimination of toxins from the liver.
American scientists came to the conclusion that if you combine a low-calorie diet with chicken eggs consumption for breakfast, you lose weight twice as quickly. Such a breakfast sates you for a long time, allowing you to decrease the amount of food consumed in a day.
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