8 Health Benefits of Eggs

I love me some eggs. Scrambled, fried, hard boiled, whatever … I’ll take them any way (but raw). I also happen to have high cholesterol. So what’s a girl to do? Deny herself of her favorite breakfast food? No. Say it isn’t so.

It isn’t so!

Many believe that eggs contribute to heart disease and stroke. And while this still remains an area of debate among some, a plethora of highly regarded research studies exists in favor of the egg. For example, this Harvard School of Public Health study concluded that among healthy individuals, one egg per day is unlikely to lead to coronary heart disease. And this study by the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Connecticut not only found no evidence to support a correlation between egg consumption and cardiovascular risk among healthy individuals, but it also uncovered multiple health benefits derived from eggs.

One egg has 6 grams of high quality with 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. It is high in choline, sulphur and numerous beneficial vitamins and minerals. It’s a good source of cartenoids and is one of the few foods that contains naturally occurring vitamin D.

So what does this all mean? Let me break it down for you.

8 health benefits of eggs:

  1. Helps regulate the brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system.
  2. Aids in muscle growth and helps to repair muscle tissue.
  3. Protects eyes from free radicals and sunlight.
  4. Been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  5. Reduces inflammation.
  6. Helps prevent blood clots.
  7. Keeps you feeling fuller for longer
  8. Promotes healthy hair and nails.

So there you have it: eggs are good for you! But like anything else, you don’t want to go overboard. Enjoy in moderation.

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Comments

  1. I agree with you, moderation is the key. Eggs are good, if you eat them right. Like you, I am focusing on the healthier aspects of this holiday this year. 🙂

    • Yes, me, too! I just ordered some more natural candy from Amazon. Nothing with high fructose corn crap or white sugar… more natural sweeteners. Let’s see how THAT goes. Will let you know.

  2. My Hubby and I eat scrambled eggs and omelets a lot. He drowns the pan in butter first when he makes them, and then piles on the cheese. I have high cholesterol, he does not. I tried to eat more oatmeal this winter. I do like hard boiled eggs to eat or put in salads. Some great info in here Steph!

    Oh, and let us know how that “natural” candy works out. 😉

    • Kathy, I have been eating tons of oatmeal, too. I, too, have high cholesterol and I love eggs. That’s why I was so interested in their health benefit. I think that anything in moderation is key. That said, your husband drowning his eggs in butter (yum!) is probably not sanctioned by the American Heart Association.

  3. I’m going to be the dissenting opinion here, but I believe the only thing eggs are good for are sticking cake batter and cookie dough together. But y’all just enjoy the heck out of them!

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