The incredible, edible egg. You can have them scrambled, boiled, over easy, over hard, whatever way you like, but how do they affect your body. What can pair of eggs do for you if eaten every day?
Boosts your immune system. If you don’t want to play chicken with infections, viruses and diseases, add an egg or two to your diet daily. Just one large egg contains almost a quarter (22%) of your RDA of selenium, a nutrient that helps support your immune system and regulate thyroid hormones. Kids should eat eggs, especially. If children and adolescents don’t get enough selenium, they could develop Keshan disease and Kashin-Beck disease, two conditions that can affect the heart, bones and joints.
Improves Your Skin & Hair. Have you ever thought about putting eggs in your hair? While you may know that eggs are high in protein, eggs are also rich in B vitamins including, vitamin B12, B5, biotin, riboflavin, thiamine and selenium. All these vitamins can be used for maintaining your hair, skin and nails. They nourish our cells, promote skin elasticity and counteract the damage caused by the free radicals. B-complex vitamins are also necessary for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver.
Eating eggs leads to elevated levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as the “good” cholesterol. People who have higher HDL levels have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and other health issues. According to one study, eating two eggs a day for six weeks increased HDL levels by 10%.
Eggs are brain food. That’s largely because of an essential nutrient called choline. It’s a component of cell membranes and is required to synthesize acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. Studies have shown that a lack of choline has been linked to neurological disorders and decreased cognitive function. Shockingly, more than 90% of Americans eat less than the daily recommended amount of choline, according to a U.S. dietary survey.
Improves your eyesight. The two antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin found in eggs are also found in the macular region of the eye. Studies have found that lutein and zeaxanthin and omega 3, which are also found in eggs play an essential role in maintaining your eye health. The two antioxidants help in maintaining eye health in the long term by protecting against retinal degeneration.
Lowers Your Cholesterol. Contrary to previous beliefs, eggs have been found to not increase risk of coronary heart disease. In fact, they might actually decrease your risk. LDL cholesterol became known as “bad” cholesterol because LDL particles transport their fat molecules into artery walls, and drive atherosclerosis: basically, clogging up the arteries.