Eggs are the power foods! You can eat them all year round! Apart from being tasty to eat, eggs are full of health benefits!
They contain an exceptional amount of nutrients and the benefits you can reap out of them will surely leave you astonished.
The following is the nutritional value of 100 grams of egg:
- Total fat- 11 grams
- Cholesterol- 373 mg
- Sodium- 124mg
- Potassium- 126mg
- Carbohydrates- 1.1 grams
- Protein- 13 grams
- Vitamin A-10%
- Calcium- 5%
- Vitamin D- 21%
- Iron- 6%
- Vitamin B6- 5%
- Vitamin B12- 18%
- Magnesium- 2%
Here are the 15 best health benefits of eggs which would make you buy a crate next time you go grocery shopping. Or maybe right now!
Before you start reading this article, it is important to know some basic facts about eggs. Some people consider eggs to be a part of a “Non-vegetarian” diet. However, by looking at the standard definition of vegetarianism, it is a diet that prohibits consumption of animal flesh. So technically that makes eggs a part of the vegetarian diet. Egg eating vegetarians are called “Ovo-vegetarians”. You may or may not want to include it in your diet.
You may or may not want to include it in your diet… it’s your personal choice, but from the health perspective, it is highly recommended in your daily diet.
1. Great for Teeth and Bones
Milk is not the only source of calcium for strong bones and teeth. Eggs are an excellent source of calcium that helps to build strong bones and teeth. It also contains Vitamin D that helps to absorb the calcium better. Lack of calcium in the body means brittle bones and teeth, which are at a risk of breaking and falling off.
Eat an egg or two for stronger bones and teeth.
2. Great source of protein
Eggs are a rich source of protein which is essential for muscle building. It is generally recommended for Ovo-vegetarians to include boiled eggs in their diet for their protein needs. They help in muscle development and curbs appetite. Thus, they also help you to lose weight and maintain it.
3. Great for the eyes
Egg yolks contain lutein,a type of carotenoid, that fights muscular degeneration, the leading reason for legal blindness. Egg yolks are more effective than leafy vegetables like kale and broccoli, as the body absorbs lutein from eggs much better.
4. For Healthy Hairs
Egg whites are great for hair that is dry and brittle. It moisturises them leaving them soft. The protein in egg white helps strengthen hair from the roots thus facilitating the growth of new, stronger hair.
5. For Healthy Brain
Egg yolk contains choline, which is important for the neurotransmitters in the brain. Choline is used by the brain to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is important for memory and healthy brain cells.
6. Boosts the immune system
Egg yolk is a rich source of zinc and selenium that help to boost the immune system.
7. Anti-ageing properties
Egg whites contain proteins that help in tightening and shrinking the pore size giving you firmer skin. It temporarily reduces the size of fine lines and wrinkles.
8. Fight Anaemia with eggs
Eggs being a rich source of proteins and a lot of antioxidants that helps in stocking up vitamins in the body. A large egg contains 1 mg of iron and consumption of an egg every day will help fighting anaemia.
9. Beautiful nails
Eggs contain proteins, vitamin D, B vitamins that promote healthy nails. Add hard boiled eggs to your diet to experience beautiful nails.
10. Eggs for cholesterol
Eggs are high in cholesterol but not high enough to raise it to dangerous levels. Egg whites contain no cholesterol thus are a great addition to your diet. Eggs actually reduce the chances of heart diseases and strokes.
11. Great for improving skin tone
Eggs are a great way to improve skin tone. Beat it till it becomes frothy and apply it on your face. Apply it evenly on your face and wash it off. The egg white froth will tighten your skin and improve your skin tone with regular use.
12. Treat acne
Eggs might not be a regular feature on acne remedies, but eggs actually help to clean the pores and clear skin.
13. Remove whiteheads with eggs
Pesky whiteheads are harder and more painful to remove than blackheads for the sole reason that they are deeper in the skin than blackheads that lie more or less on the surface. Apply egg white and lemon mixture over your whiteheads to see results.
14. Reduces the risk of breast cancer
Research says that daily egg consumption can reduce the risk of breast cancer. One in five women suffers from breast cancer eggs are an easy way to prevent the risk of breast cancer.
15. Great during menstruation
Women often run out of iron in their body during their periods. Eggs contain eggs that help reduce the iron deficiency during periods. Women should include eggs in their diet during menstruation.
16. Keep diseases at bay
Eggs contain folic acid and vitamin B12 which facilitate cell regeneration. These help in preventing falling sick frequently.
17. Great for foetal development
It is advisable for pregnant women to include eggs in their diet as it provides enough folate for a healthy baby and good for postnatal care.
18. Helps weight loss
One egg contains 17 calories, which makes it an ideal addition to a weight conscious individuals’ diet.
19. Build Muscles Fast
Eggs contain proteins in great amount. For someone who lifts, 12-15 egg whites and 2-3 whole eggs can actually help in getting the desired amount of muscle bulk.
20. Reduces under eye puffiness
Egg whites are capable of reducing the under-eye puffiness. Whisk some egg whites and apply it under your eyes. Follow it regularly and see results.
Easily available, Inexpensive and loaded with goodness, take a moment to thank the lord for blessing us with eggs!