Health & Diet

5 Reasons Why Eggs Are Good For You

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Many nutrition professionals have a great track record of demonizing healthy foods. Cheese, coconut oil, red meat and many others. However, the number one example is their decades of propaganda against eggs, which are some of the healthiest foods in the world.

They are very nutritious that they are usually referred to as nature’s multivitamin. Eggs also have unique antioxidants and powerful brain nutrients which many people are deficient in. Here are a few reasons why eggs are good for you and among the healthiest foods in the world.

Vitamins

One small egg is full of vitamins which are essential to your health. It contains vitamins E (tocopherol), A (retinol), B12 (cobalamin), and B2 (riboflavin). Vitamin B2 helps your body to break down food into energy, vitamin A is great for your eyesight, vitamin B12 is vital for producing red blood cells, and vitamin E fights off the free radicals which can cause cellular and tissue damage, that can lead to cancer. In addition, vitamins B2 and A are also important for growth. Therefore, make sure that your children also eat eggs regularly.

Weight loss

Eating eggs can actually help you lose weight. This might come as a surprise for people who think of eggs as unhealthy or fattening, but one study found that eating eggs for breakfast helps limit calorie intake all day, by more than 350 calories. This actually means that you could lose 3 pounds or even more per month. Egg keep you full for longer, which means that you are less likely to succumb to a mid-morning snack or stuff yourself at lunchtime. Even though eggs contain cholesterol, it is dietary cholesterol, different from the blood cholesterol in your body. There is no evidence that eggs will increase your blood cholesterol levels.

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Essential minerals

Eggs contain phosphorus, zinc and iron, minerals which are vital for your body. Due to menstruation, women need plenty of iron, and not getting enough could leave you feeling tired. Phosphorus is important for the health of teeth and bones. Zinc keeps your immune system in top form and also helps your body turn food into energy.

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Low-calorie protein

One average egg contains about 70 to 80 calories, as well as 7 grams of protein. This means that 3 eggs provide about 20 grams of protein. That is almost half of daily intake, since the average woman needs about 50 grams a day. Eating 3 poached or scrambled eggs on toast will keep you full for a longer period of time.

Prevention of breast cancer

One study has found that eating eggs as an adolescent could help prevent breast cancer as an adult. Different study discovered that women eating at about 6 to 7 eggs per week had a 45% lower risk of developing breast cancer than women who ate 2 or even less eggs each week. Choline, which can be found in the yolk of an egg, can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 25%. An egg yolk contains about 125 milligrams of choline, which is about ¼ of the recommended daily intake.

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