Eggs are one of those foods that are so common that it’s easy to overlook how absolutely wonderful, delicious and healthy they are. When cooked poorly, they seem like a pretty average food choice. But when cooked great, they’re unbelievably awesome. There are actually so many ways to eat eggs that it can take some time to really find your favorite way of preparing them. They also happen to be incredibly good for you for a wide variety of reasons.
Read on to learn about some surprising things that happen when you eat three eggs each day. Number two is pretty convincing!
6. You’ll Get A Ton Of Vitamins
Eggs are full of important vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, B6, E, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, phosphorus, selenium, and magnesium. Eggs are great sources of choline, which is common nutrient to be deficient in. Some sources say that 90 percent of people aren’t getting enough choline and eggs have 100 mg apiece.
5. You’ll Improve Your Eyesight
Eggs are a great source of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, both of which are good for the eyes. These nutrients can help improve eyesight as well as protect those eyes from the daily sun. Eating eggs regularly can help decrease your risk of developing cataracts by as much as 50 percent. Omelet anyone?
4. You’ll Get Tons Of Protein
Eggs are a great source of protein while being low in calories. Each large egg has six grams of protein for only 78 calories and five grams of fat. Compared to other meats, that ratio is incredibly low, and you can’t really beat the convenience factor. This ties into to number two, as well.
3. You’ll Strengthen Your Bones
Eggs are good sources of vitamin D and calcium, both which are great for bone development and keeping bones strong. Eggs are also a good source of sulfur which helps to create collagen in the body. Bones are made up of both collagen and mineralized collagen, so it’s great to get it where you can.
2. You’ll Lose Weight
One of the best ways to lose weight is to increase your consumption of protein-rich foods that are low in calories. Eating a few eggs is going to fill you up and make it less likely that you’re going to be craving foods that aren’t good for you.
1. You Won’t Raise Your Cholesterol
People used to believe that the cholesterol in eggs raised the cholesterol in the body as well, but that’s been proven mostly untrue. Around 70 percent of people’s cholesterol levels are totally unaffected by the cholesterol in eggs, while 30 percent of people are mildly affected. They can actually raise the levels of good cholesterol in the body.
Eggs happen to be one of the healthiest foods around, not to mention delicious. There are probably hundreds of ways to cook eggs, so it’s easy to add them to whatever your existing diet might be. Eggs are also super cheap, so you might even save some money if you swap them into your diet in place of some other meats.
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