Eggs are loaded with a lot of nutrients. For may people eggs are a part of their staple diet. Eggs are among the few foods that I would classify as “superfoods.”
Here are 5 health benefits of eggs:
1. Eggs Are Incredibly Nutritious.
A single large boiled egg contains:
Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA.
Folate: 5% of the RDA.
Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA.
Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA.
Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA.
Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA.
Selenium: 22% of the RDA.
Eggs also contain decent amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc.
This is coming with 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats.
2. Eggs Contain Choline
Choline is a nutrient that most people don’t even know exists. Choline is used to build cell membranes and has a role in producing signalling molecules in the brain, along with various other functions.
3. Eggs Contain Antioxidants That Have Major Benefits For Eye Health
One of the consequences of aging is that eyesight tends to get worse. There are several nutrients that help counteract some of the degenerative processes that can affect our eyes. Two of these are called Lutein and Zeaxanthin, powerful antioxidants that tend to build up in the retina of the eye. Egg yolks actually contain large amounts of both Lutein and Zeaxanthin.
4. Eggs Have Proteins, With All The Essential Amino Acids In The Right Ratios
Proteins are the main building blocks of the human body. They’re used to make all sorts of tissues and molecules that serve both structural and functional purposes. Well, eggs are an excellent source of protein, with a single large egg containing 6 grams.
5. Eggs Are Highly Fulfilling And Tend to Make You Eat Fewer Calories
Eggs are incredibly fulfilling. They are a high protein food, but protein is by far the most fulfilling macronutrient. Eggs score high on a scale called the Satiety Index, which measures the ability of foods to induce feelings of fullness and reduce subsequent calorie intake.
(with inputs from authoritynutrition.com)