Eating more eggs is a fantastic way to give yourself a health boost. Eating whole eggs is vital: the goodness of eggs is found in the yolk (containing over 90 percent of an egg’s calcium and iron) and the white (containing almost half the egg’s protein). If you’re not eating eggs regularly, here are five reasons why you should..
1. Get your vitamins
One little egg is packed with several vitamins essential to your health:
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), which helps your body to break down food into energy
- Vitamin B12 (cobalamin), vital for producing red blood cells
- Vitamin A (retinol), which is great for your
- Vitamin E (tocopherol), which fights off the free radicals that can cause tissue and cellular damage, which may lead to cancer
Vitamins A and B2 are also important for growth, so make sure your kids are eating eggs regularly, too.
2. Boost your weight loss
Did you know that eating eggs can help you lose weight? This might come as a surprise to those who think of eggs as fattening or unhealthy, but a study carried out by the Rochester Center for Obesity Research found that eating eggs for breakfast helps limit your calorie intake all day, by more than 400 calories. That means you could lose three pounds or more per month.
This is probably because eggs keep you full for longer, meaning you’re less likely to succumb to a mid-morning snack or stuff yourself at lunchtime.
3. Contains essential minerals
Eggs are packed with iron, zinc and phosphorus, which minerals that are vital for your body. Women need plenty of iron due to menstruation, and not getting enough could leave you feeling tired, run down and grumpy. Zinc keeps your immune system in top form and helps your body turn food into energy. Phosphorus is important for healthy bones and teeth.
4. Prevent breast cancer
Research by Harvard University found that eating eggs as an adolescent could help prevent breast cancer as an adult. In 2005, another study showed that women eating at least six eggs per week had a 44 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer than women who ate two or fewer eggs each week.
5. Indulge in low-calorie protein
One medium egg contains just 70 to 85 calories and about 6.5 grams of protein. That means three eggs (210 to 255 calories) provide 19.5 grams of protein: the average woman needs about 50 grams a day, so that’s almost half of your daily intake. (Actual protein needs depend on your weight and level of activity; talk to your doctor to get specific requirements for you.)
With all these said, only a maximum of two eggs should be eaten in a day. And Eggs are best eaten in the morning.
I’ve always loved boiled eggs and this just adds up!
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