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The Benefits of Consuming Eggs

By Kathryn Parry | Nutrition | Rating:

An American breakfast cannot be considered complete if eggs arenít served as part of the meal. Unfortunately, a lot of people have been misguided by false information about eggs that they fail to see the truth and miss out on a lot of things in the process. Consuming eggs on a regular basis does not actually post any threat to health. In fact, here are a few health benefits that are enjoyed by egg lovers when they consume this nutritious food on a regular basis.

High Nutritional Content

Eggs are a good source of protein and can provide essential amino acids in a single serving. In fact, a single boiled egg can provide six grams of high-quality protein and all 9 amino acids. A single egg can also provide 300mcg of Choline which is essential for excellent brain, nervous, and cardiovascular functions. Eggs are also the only source of naturally occurring vitamin D. Therefore, eating eggs during breakfast is a really healthy way to start the day and will ensure that you have the energy to start the day right.

Perks for the Eyes

Eggs have been scientifically proven to be helpful to maintain good eyes. Research shows that regular egg consumption helps prevent macular degeneration because of its carotenoid content. Eggs also have zeaxanthin and lutein and are proven to be the best source for these two nutrients. Take note for a fact that these two nutrients also help to prevent cataracts. If you want to prevent the development of cataracts in your eyes, egg consumption on a regular basis should do the trick!

Lowered Breast Cancer Risks

Current research shows that eggs are very promising in terms of cancer prevention. A published study explores how breast cancer in women can be prevented. In the study, women who were tasked to eat 6 eggs per week were able to lower their breast cancer risks by over 44%! The researchers who participated in the study attributed this to the abundance of nutrients that can be found in the egg. Surely, no other health food can surpass such a performance.

Healthier Hair and Nails

Eggs are known to have numerous vitamins and minerals aside from having high sulphur content (thus the smell when they rot). Because of this, eggs are acknowledged to be good for growing healthy hair and strong nails. If you want your hair to grow faster, try adding eggs to your diet. This is especially beneficial to people who eat sulphur deficient foods or those that lack the vitamin B12.

Blood Clot, Stroke, and Heart Attack Prevention

Eggs may contain high fat, but recent studies show that egg consumption does not have a negative effect on cholesterol level. It is suggested that dietary cholesterol (i.e. those found in eggs) is not harmful compared to saturated fat. Thus, there is no need to believe, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, that regular egg consumption can lead to heart disease, blood clots, and stroke. Isnít that good news for all the egg lovers out there?





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  • Comment #1 (Posted by Ivanna)
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    I love this article. I'm an advocate of eating al lest 6 eggs a day for healthier life with a much lower risk of cancer.
     


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