Health Benefits of Eggs

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For years we have seen reports and heard warnings that eggs were bad for your health. People feared the impact eggs would have on their cholesterol and their waistlines.  Eggs seemed to be the bad guy from health to weight gain.  As eggs were vilified, we were missing out on some key health benefits of eggs.  Yes, that is right, eggs contain health benefits that far out weigh any false claim of their poor impact on health.  While, moderation does need to be used with eggs or any food, you have nothing to fear from waking up in the morning to a plate of sunny side up eggs.

Benefits of Eggs 

Eggs are good for your eyes.  An egg a day may help reduce your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts due to the lutein and zeaxanthin contained in eggs.

One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.  

New research shows that moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person’s lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.

Hold onto your hats because eggs are the only food to contain naturally occurring vitamin D.

Eggs are good for hair and nails.

Consuming eggs can lower the risk of breast cancer by almost half.

Eggs contain good fat that helps regulate the cardiovascular system and support the brain.

A Harvard study showed that eggs are not connected to heart disease.  In fact, eating eggs is good for your cardio health.

Relax and enjoy your eggs in the morning.  Or if you are like my family, we even eat them for dinner.  Who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner?