Monday, November 22, 2010

10 Health Benefits of Eggs

1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day
may prevent mascular degeneraton due to the carotenoid content, specifically
lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our
bodies from eggs than from other sources.

2. In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every
day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein
and zeaxanthin in eggs.

3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential 
amino acids.

4. According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there
is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact,
according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent
blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

5. They are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300
micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps
regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

6. They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of
fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

7. New research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate
consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In
fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs
per day does not affect a person's lipid profile and may, in fact, improve

Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol
rather than dietary cholesterol.

8. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring
vitamin D.

9. Eggs may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed
at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.

10. Eggs promote healthy hair  and nails because of their high
sulphur content and wide array of vitamins  and minerals. Many people
find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet,especially if
they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.

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