When it comes to helping meet your daily nutritional requirements, eggs are pretty tough to beat. Eggs provide the highest-quality protein, they also contain alot of essential vitamins and minerals, alongside necessary omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Below are four benefits of consuming eggs.
1. Eggs keep your brain sharp.
Eggs have vitamin D, which is good for your gray matter and hard to get from food. And they have something called choline that helps the nerve cells (neurons) in your noggin talk to each other. Choline is also a very important for pregnant women and breastfeeding women because of the big role it plays in brain development.
2. Eggs have good cholesterol.
Eating eggs leads to elevated levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as the good cholesterol. People who have higher HDL levels have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and other health issues.
3. They are good source of proteins.
One egg has 6 grams of the stuff, with all nine essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein. That's important because those are the ones your body can't make by itself. The egg white holds about half that protein and only a small portion of the fat and cholesterol.
4. Eggs help improve your eyesight.
As we get older, we need to take better care of our eyes. Egg yolks contain large amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, helpful antioxidants that help reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration in the eyes. Eggs are also high in vitamin A, which is beneficial for eye health.
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