Poached, scrambled sunny-side-up or hard-boiled, eggs satisfy much more than the All-American breakfast. The morning go-to is packed with nutritional benefits, 5 of which you oughta know!
1. Eggs are great for the Eyes. One egg a day provides vital nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin which are caratanoid’s. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources. Research shows that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.
2. Eggs are high in cholesterol, but they don’t adversely affect blood cholesterol. Although a single egg contains 212 mg, it is important to understand that cholesterol in the diet doesn’t necessarily increase cholesterol in the blood.
3. Eggs are high in HDL (Good Cholesterol). People who have higher levels of HDL usually have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and various health problems
4. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.
5. Eggs 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.