Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Why You Should Eat Eggs Every Day

Eggs might just be the easiest, cheapest and most versatile way to up your protein intake. Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white, which also includes vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat than the yolk. Eggs are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.

A new study published in the journal Heart suggests that eating eggs may even have a protective effect: People who reported eating up to one egg per day had an 11% lower risk of developing heart disease—and an 18% lower risk of dying from it—over the following nine years than those who did not eat eggs.

A large egg contains 77 calories, with 6 grams of quality protein, 5 grams of fat and trace amounts of carbohydrates. It’s very important to realize that almost all the nutrients are contained in the yolk, the white contains only protein.

Eggs Improve Your Cholesterol Profile and do NOT Raise Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. The main reason people have been warned about eggs is that they're loaded with cholesterol. One large egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is a LOT compared to most other foods.

Proteins are the main building blocks of the body and serve both structural and functional purposes. They consist of amino acids that are linked together, kind of like beads on a string, then folded into complex shapes.

Healthiest way to eat eggs are shorter and lower-heat cooking methods cause less oxidation of cholesterol and help retain most of the nutrients in the eggs. For this reason, poached and boiled (either hard or soft) eggs may be the healthiest to eat. These cooking methods also don't add any unnecessary calories.

Adding eggs to your diet may be one of the easiest things to do if you're trying to lose weight. They can make you feel more full and help you eat fewer calories throughout the day. Eggs are a great source of many vitamins and minerals that are commonly lacking in the diet.

The science is clear that up to 3 whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people. There is no evidence that going beyond that is harmful — it is just "uncharted territory," as it hasn't been studied.

Eggs are pretty much nature's perfect food. On top of everything else, they are also cheap, easy to prepare, go with almost any food and taste awesome.

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