Due to their high level of cholesterol, eggs were considered to be unhealthy for the overall health. According to the doctors, eggs were bad for the health. However, this misconception has been already rejected. Eggs are healthy, as they are loaded with minerals, vitamins, proteins and antioxidants.

NUTRITION FACTS OF EGGS:

A large boiled egg has:

• Vitamin A – 6 % RDA
• Vitamin B5 – 7 % RDA
• Vitamin B12 – 9 % RDA
• Vitamin B2 – 15 % RDA
• Selenium – 22 % RDA
• Folate – 5 % RDA
• Phosphorus – 9 % RDA
• Cholesterol – 62 % RDA
• Thiamin – 2 % RDA
• Potassium – 2 % RDA
• Zinc – 2 % RDA
• Small amounts of Vitamin K, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin B6, and calcium.
• 78 calories
• 0.6 g. carbohydrates
• 6.3 g. proteins
• 5.3 g. fats

Today, doctors recommend eating 2 – 3 eggs per day in order to enhance health.

HEATH BENEFITS OF EGGS

Here are some health benefits of consuming eggs:

1. They lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases

Eggs have about 40 g. of good cholesterol (HDL), which significantly lowers the risk of experiencing cardiovascular diseases. Even though in the past eggs were considered to increase the levels of cholesterol, it is not true. The body itself produces and regulates cholesterol levels.

Eggs are rich in omega-3 fats, which lower triglycerides level, thus preventing any cardiovascular issues.

2. They lower the risk of cancer

A study, published at the Journal ‘Breast Cancer Research’, has shown that eating eggs on a daily basis can lower the risk of experiencing cancer by 18 %. In addition, eggs are loaded with amino acids, minerals and vitamins that regulate estrogen levels, the main cause of breast cancer.

3. They stimulate brain health

Eggs have choline, a nutrient that is crucial for the proper functioning of the brain. It is a neurotransmitter, which transmits stimuli to the nervous system and the brain. The choline deficiency may have side effects on the proper brain functioning as well as on memory.

4. They prevent cataracts and enhance eye health

Including eggs is you diet will help you to lower the risk of cataracts by 20 %. Moreover, eggs lower retinal degeneration and by 40 %, which is the main cause for blindness in elderly people.

Eggs are a great source of lutein, vitamin A and zeaxanthin, which are essential for the eye health. To improve eyesight and to be able to see in the dark, we should take vitamin A. in addition, zeaxanthin and lutein are great antioxidants that improve eyesight, prevent free radical damage, thus eliminating numerous eye issues.

5. They slow down the aging process

A study has shown that eating eggs slows down the aging process. It prevents skin cancer, too.

Eggs have organic pigments, like carotenoids, that slow down aging. For better results, it is best to eat boiled eggs as they contain more carotenoids than cooked eggs.

6. They aid in weight loss

To lose weight, avoid consuming low glycemic-index foods and consume more eggs. Eggs satiate you and help you eat less, which stimulates weight loss.

7. They lower the risk of birth anomalies

Eggs have 0.7 mcg of folic acid (Vitamin B9), which is strongly recommended for pregnant women, because folic acid lowers the risk of birth anomalies and prevents damage of the nervous system of the embryos. Eggs are loaded with vitamin B9.

8. They enhance skin, hair and liver health

The egg yolk has sulfur and proteins, which regulate the weak and dry hair and enhance skin health. It also has lecithin, a compound that enhances detoxification in the liver and improves digestion.

9. They enhance bone health

Eggs are loaded with calcium and vitamin D, nutrients that are crucial for teeth and bone teeth. The combination of calcium and proteins regulate the level of calcium and enhance metabolic processes in the bones. Vitamin D, which is found in eggs, is important for numerous processes in the body.

10. They boost up the immune system

Eggs are rich in selenium, vitamin B12 and vitamin A, which keep the immune system healthy.

Even though it was thought that eggs are bad for the overall health, these health benefits have shown the opposite.

Eggs are loaded with numerous health nutrients, which improve overall health and regulate body processes. This is why you should consume 2 – 3 eggs on a daily basis. However, if you suffer from heart issues or diabetes, you should eat just 3 eggs a week.

References: Authority Nutrition