Thank goodness Easter is over! It’s time to forget those chocolate eggs for another year, and turn your attention to REAL eggs. Eggs are so nutritious that they’re often referred to as “nature’s multivitamin.” They contain a whole range of important nutrients including antioxidants. Read on to find out why eggs should be a part of your daily diet WITHOUT risking an increase in your cholesterol levels.
- Eggs are nutrient-packed: Just one whole egg contains an amazing range of nutrients. After all, one egg can incubate an entire baby chicken, so it makes sense that they are full of ‘good stuff’. Eggs contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body including selenium calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, folate as well as Vitamins E, B2 B12, A (and many more). They also are an excellent source of protein and ‘good’ fats.
- Eggs improve your cholesterol level: The main reason people have been warned about eggs is that they’re loaded with cholesterol. One large egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is a LOT compared to most other foods. However, just because a food contains cholesterol doesn’t mean that it will raise the bad cholesterol in the blood – in fact, the opposite occurs. Many studies show that eggs actually improve your cholesterol profile i.e. eggs tend to raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol and they tend to change the LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol to a less-harmful type which is not linked with an increased risk of heart disease.
- Eggs can help you to lose weight: Eggs contain only trace amounts of carbohydrates, but plenty of protein and fat. They score very high on a scale called the satiety index, which is a measure of how much foods contribute to helping you to feel full. For this reason, it is not surprising to see studies where eating eggs for breakfast leads to weight loss. In one study, 30 overweight or obese women consumed either a breakfast of eggs (protein-dense) or a breakfast of bagels (carbohydrate-dense). Both breakfasts had the same amount of calories. The women in the egg group felt more satisfied and ate less calories for the rest of the day and for the next 36 hours.
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