An egg a day makes your scales happy
Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the past few years: cholesterol, salmonella, bad fats, we've heard it all. But not only is the story about cholesterol not true, eggs are actually really healthy for you! On average, a single egg has between 180-186 mg of cholesterol, but your body produces cholesterol on its own and will naturally readjust to produce less if you are consuming more from food. Also, cholesterol doesn't only have negative effects on your body and all the positive benefits from eggs definitely outweigh the other stuff.
You don't hear about the nutrient choline very often, but it is very important for your brain. This ammonium compound supports memory function and brain growth. It is particularly important for pregnant women, because during pregnancy, almost all of the body's choline is sent to the baby, which means mothers can often be deficient. Thank goodness eggs are full of it!
Eggs have loads of important nutrients in them: vitamin A, D, E, B12, as well as iron, calcium, and very important Omega-3 fatty acids.
Bones, hair, and fingernails
The vitamin D and calcium are both vital for healthy bones. Eating eggs is one way to help prevent osteoporosis. The amino acids from eggs also support stable fingernail and hair growth. Egg — the all-around champion!
Good for your eyes
There have a large concentration of both lutein and zeaxanthin, two essential antioxidants that protect your eyes from dangerous rays of light. They also support cell regeneration in your eyes.
Eggs are a great source of protein, which is more concentrated than in milk or meat. For example, to get the same amount of protein that is contained in one egg, you have to consume 30 g of meat, which is much more costly and damaging to the environment.
Eggs are satisfying, much more so than other foods. A study showed that people who eat eggs for breakfast tend to be less hungry during the day and therefore consume fewer calories. The result — less weight.
All things in moderation, of course. But you can see that there are plenty of reasons to add healthy, free-range eggs back onto the menu every once and awhile.