Eggs are one of the easiest, the most versatile and the cheapest ways for you to take in more proteins.
Besides for increasing your daily protein count, eggs are also great for boosting your health, as they contain seven grams of the muscle-builder, each 85-calorie egg. Eggs are also abundant in amino acids, iron and antioxidants. Do not avoid the yolk, since it boasts a fat-fighting nutrient called choline.
1. YOU’LL REDUCE YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE
We all know that the LDL cholesterol is ‘bad’ cholesterol, and that is because the LDL particles transmit their fat molecules into artery walls, and drive atherosclerosis, principally gumming up of the arteries. The HDL particles, on the other hand, remove fat molecules from the walls of the arteries. However, not all LDL particles are the same, and there are different subtypes that are different in size. The bigger are better, because it was scientifically proven in numerous studies that individuals who have predominantly small, dense LDL particles have an increased risk of heart disease compared to individuals who have predominantly large LDL particles. The best part is – even though eggs tend to increase the LDL cholesterol in some people, research indicates that the LDL particles change from small and dense to large, thus cutting the risk of cardiovascular issues.
2. YOU’LL BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
If you want to avoid or get rid of the infections, diseases and viruses, then you should include an egg or two in your daily diet. Only one egg contains nearly a quarter (about 22 percent) of your RDA of selenium, a nutrient that aids in improving your immune system and regulating the thyroid hormones. Eggs are especially recommended for children. Lack of selenium in children and adolescents can lead to developing Keshan disease and Kashin-Beck disease, two illnesses that can affect the heart, the joints and the bones.
3. YOU’LL IMPROVE YOUR CHOLESTEROL PROFILE
Three things connected to cholesterol are familiar to everyone: 1) high cholesterol is bad, 2) there are good and bad cholesterol; and 3) eggs contain a lot of cholesterol. In general, doctors are mostly concerned with the ratio of ‘good’ cholesterol, or HDL, and ‘bad’ cholesterol, or LDL. In a large egg, there are 212 milligrams of cholesterol, but this does not mean that eggs increase the ‘bad’ cholesterol levels in the blood. Cholesterol is perpetually produced by the body itself, and a large body of evidence shows that eggs can in fact improve your cholesterol profile. How is this possible? Well, eggs are known to increase the HDL, the good cholesterol and to increase the size of the LDL particles.
4. YOU’LL HAVE MORE GET-UP-AND-GO
In only one egg, there is nearly 15 percent of your RDA of vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin. This is just one of the eight vitamins from the B group of vitamins, which are beneficial because they help the process of converting food into fuel, used for production of energy. Eggs also belong to the group of 25 best foods for a tones body.
5. YOUR SKIN AND HAIR WILL IMPROVE
B-complex vitamins are also required for your liver, eyes, skin and hair health. Besides vitamin B2, eggs also contain plenty of vitamins B5 and B12. These vitamins are also needed for the proper functioning of the nervous system.
6. YOU’LL FEEL FULLER AND EAT LESS
Eggs are an excellent source of quality protein, and are the best source of protein compared to all other food sources. The score of eggs is a perfect one – 100. In numerous studies the effect of high-protein food on appetite are shown, and the conclusion is that they take the edge off. There is a scale called the Satiety Index, and eggs are known to score very high on this scale, meaning that they contribute to the feeling of fullness a lot.