Saturday, March 9, 2019

Health benefits of eggs


The majority of people love eggs in different forms such as fried, baked, scrambled, or combined with countless ingredients, as it considered an important versatile ingredient for cooking but only few of them know the health benefits of eating eggs.


Let’s know the benefit of eggs for our health:

A single large egg contains:

Proteins:
Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein, as they contain all nine essential amino acids; the ones we cannot synthesize in our bodies and must obtain from our diet.

 Vitamins and minerals:
 Eggs are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper, which helps to protect bones, preventing osteoporosis and rickets. 
 Eggs should be included as part of a varied and balanced diet. They are filling and when enjoyed for breakfast may help with weight management as part of a weight loss program, as the high protein content helps us to feel fuller for longer.

While, the cholesterol is found in the yolk and also fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids which are a source of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and lecithin - the compound that enables emulsification in recipes such as mayonnaise.
Eggs contain omega-3 fatty acids, so yolks contain more calories and fat than the whites.

Eggs are high in cholesterol, but eating eggs does not adversely affect cholesterol in the blood for the majority of people.
The liver actually produces large amounts of cholesterol every single day. When you increase your intake of dietary cholesterol, your liver simply produces less cholesterol to even it out.
However, it's important to keep in mind that cholesterol in the diet doesn't necessarily raise cholesterol in the blood but, people with genetic disorders like familial hypercholesterolemia or a gene variant called ApoE4 may want to limit or avoid eggs.

  Eggs promote heart health
A recent study of nearly half a million people in China suggests that eating one egg a day may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, although experts stress that eggs need to be consumed as part of a healthy lifestyle in order to be beneficial.
During pregnancy and breast feeding, an adequate supply of choline (which found in egg white) is particularly important, since choline is essential for normal brain development.
So, we should be classified eggs as “superfoods”.




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