BODY BENEFITS FROM EATING EGGS.Almost everybody loves to eat eggs because they are delicious. They can be cooked in various ways for either breakfast, lunch, dinner and even a quick brunch snack. You can boil, fry, bake or scramble eggs along with countless other ingredients and foods. Basically, whenever you get a craving, there’s likely an egg dish out there that you can eat.
However, eggs aren’t just popular because of their taste and multipurpose use, though those uses are certainly helpful. Eggs are really healthy as a sure, cheap way to get your daily dose of protein, so much that they have even been referred to as the original superfood.
One large fresh egg contains about 78 calories, 6.3g of protein, 212mg of cholesterol, 5g of healthy fat and decent amounts of vitamin E, D, K, and B6, selenium, zinc, iron, and calcium, among others.
So think about it, eggs were made to be the home, protection, and food for a new life, which means they are packed full of all the right nutrients that a growing life would need (they are unfertilized, so it’s not like you are eating a baby bird, don’t worry). As an adult, those nutrients would definitely do wonders for you too.
Of course, eggs have been occasionally dissed because of the cholesterol content but the health benefits more than make up for it as they even have positive effects on cholesterol levels as well. Besides the yolk contain a fat-fighting compound known as choline which can also help you trim down.
Here are 8 ways your body benefits from eating eggs.
GIVES YOU EXTRA ENERGY
Eggs are rich in lean protein which gives you the ability to start your day all energized and full of strength. Not to mention the yolks are rich in B-vitamins which play a vital role in converting the foods you eat into energy.
Also, eggs are rich in choline, which contributes to providing energy by being involved in the body’s metabolism and supporting the central nervous system to perform better.
Eating eggs after a workout ensures your muscles properly recover leaving you feeling fresh for the new day.
SERVE AS BRAIN FOOD
The choline in eggs is also important in keeping your brain cells healthy because it strengthens the membranes and helps them maintain their structures. Which means that your brain stays healthy and sharp for a long time.
GREAT FOR YOUR EYES
Eggs contain nutrients that are helpful for maintaining a sharp vision and healthy eyes. They also contain two potent antioxidants, zeaxanthin and lutein which are essential for preventing serious eye problems like macular degeneration and cataracts and protect your eyes from damaging ultraviolet rays.
Eggs also contain 6% of the daily recommended quantities of vitamin A, another nutrient that is essential to having good eyesight.
GIVES YOU STRONG MUSCLES
The high protein content in eggs helps your body to make all kinds of tissues that are essential for maintaining muscle strength. The protein content is also an important part of building muscle mass and maintaining healthy bones.
I’m sure we all know how filling an egg can be and how you don’t have to eat so many to feel satisfied.
Thanks to eggs being filling by nature, consuming one egg means you’ll feel fuller with lesser food and won’t have the urge to consume empty or heavy calories to feel satisfied. Doing this helps you to properly manage your weight.
RAISE GOOD CHOLESTEROL
Lots of studies have proven that consuming eggs can improve your cholesterol levels. We know that the cholesterol content of eggs is 212mg which is more than some other foods, but the good news is that despite the cholesterol content in eggs, it doesn’t actually increase the levels of bad cholesterol in your blood.
Your liver produces cholesterol each day but it depends on how much you eat, that is, if you don’t eat any cholesterol, your liver will have to make more of it. So what happens when you eat eggs is that it raises the good – HDL – cholesterol in your body while also changing the bad – LDL – cholesterol into a larger subtype that isn’t linked to raising your risk of cardiovascular disease.
BETTER HAIR AND SKIN
Eggs contain amino acids that are used by the skin to make new proteins within your skin cells. Some of these proteins are called elastin and collagen and they lend strength to the tissues of your skin while others like melanin impart your skin color. One serving containing 2 big eggs contribute about 12.6g of the proteins that your body would use for healthy skin.
Also, the high vitamin A content in eggs controls the process of development of new cells – like new skin cells – and are involved in the growth of new tissues that are required for healing wounds.BODY BENEFITS FROM EATING EGGS.
You may also have heard of people putting raw eggs in their hair to condition it. This is because apart from proteins, eggs are also rich in biotin. Biotin is a type of B vitamin that is great for a healthy scalp and for hair growth. Eggs are also used for face masks to make the skin glow.
A PREGNANT WOMAN’S BEST FRIEND
We say eggs are a pregnant woman’s best friend because of its unlimited potential in helping the baby develop. The high protein content builds bone and muscle tissue while the minerals and vitamins support the development of practically everything else.
The choline content is also essential in the brain development of the fetus and if the mother is deficient in choline it can result in quite a few birth defects which can often be quite serious.
So now you know how awesome eggs are, it has been recommended that adults should take up to 3 whole eggs each day. Well, there isn’t much evidence to show that taking more than 3 is harmful but it’s better to be safe than sorry, eh?