Why Eggs Are Good For You PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 June 2011 11:01

By Charlene Thelma

Eggs are one of the great sources of not only protein but many other nutrients, minerals and vitamins. In fact, research on the nutrition facts of eggs have found that eggs, the egg yolk in particular, provides 100% of your recommended daily value of quite a bit of nutrients. Some of them include Carotenoids, Vitamins A, E, D and K. These are all essential for good health and functioning of our bodies. Protein, amongst many other things, aids in the strengthening, building and repairing of muscle tissue. It is therefore especially helpful to have a high protein meal or snack right after exercise to help repair any damaged or strained muscle tissue. As well as provide energy of course.

Quite contrary to the belief that many people have had over the years, eggs do not cause heart diseases and related ailments. Most individuals prefer to eat the egg without the yolk due to the cholesterol content. It is however important to note that it's actually the yolk that contains most of the nutritional benefits we can ever hope to get from an egg. Without the egg yolk, you will not gain all that you would have gained from eating an egg. Although the egg yolk does contain a high amount of cholesterol, research and studies have found that the type of cholesterol found in eggs does not have any harmful effects on our health.

In fact, eggs are one of the healthiest foods you could add to your diet. It is the egg yolk that contains Iron, Folate, Protein, Potassium, Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and many other nutrients and minerals which are essential for our bodies. Even the diet of expecting mothers.This is because an egg is also a source of Iron, Folate and Choline. These are all essential nutrients and minerals for the good and healthy development of the unborn child, as well as the mother.

If you are on a weight loss quest, adding eggs to your diet may also help you achieve your goal. This will obviously also have to be in conjunction with exercise and having healthy, well-balanced meals. The reason why eggs may help in weight loss is because they are part of the foods that are said to be high in high quality protein. This kind of protein helps to keep you satiated for longer periods. Foods high in high quality protein not only provide proteins to your body, but also bring along with them all the essential amino acids that our bodies need in just the right amounts. Now that's something that should get you thinking. It may be small, but an egg is loaded with minerals, nutrients and vitamins that are important in keeping our bodies healthy with low to medium calories depending on how it has been prepared. Now that's a great deal!

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