It seems that almost every single day that some kind of new report has come out saying that this or that is either healthy or unhealthy.
However, one thing has always been healthy and you will never be able to convince myself and many others of anything else than the fact that eggs are good for you.
Eggs a lot of the time are one of the first non baby foods that many kids start eating and practically every breakfast that you can order at every restaurant no matter how big or small has eggs on the menu. Now why do you think that is?
It’s because they are good for you. Now, we know this because we have been getting told this for generations by people that loved and trusted us so we never really delve too deep other than what we were told into exactly how they are healthy.
There was a time when eggs got a bad rap for being unhealthy and high in cholesterol. The thinking on that has changed and eggs are now at the top of their game, so to speak.
They’re an excellent source of protein, which can be more satiating than a bowl of cereal for breakfast, and they make a perfect quick snack in their hard boiled form.
Their versatility is only half the story, however, as there is no longer a fear that eggs will increase a person’s cholesterol. And for such a tiny package, they’re packed with all kinds of good-for-you things, such as:
- Vitamins: Egg yolks are high in vitamin A, B vitamins ( B6, B9 and B12), vitamin D, and vitamin E, all necessary for fighting disease and giving your skin a radiant glow.
- Minerals: Eggs have iron, zinc, and calcium for healthy bones, blood and an improved immune system.
- Protein: We already mentioned that eggs are a protein powerhouse, which is excellent for metabolism, tissues, hair, and muscle building, but did you know a large egg has 6 to 7 grams of protein?
- Choline: Adequate choline consumption helps with improved liver function and assists with brain development in fetuses and children, even preventing neurological defects in babies. An egg yolk provides a great source of choline.
- Omega 3s: These are great for healthy cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure and fighting body inflammation, as well as helping with brain health and immunity.
If eggs sound pretty great, there are even more areas where they can help you out.
- Fertility: The protein and vitamins in eggs, as well as the choline and omega fats, help with a woman’s fertility. Plus, eggs contain the hormone progesterone, which is necessary for healthy ovulation.
- Vision: Eggs contain Vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin, all helpful for eye health and the prevention of macular degeneration. Additionally, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) can prevent cataracts.