Eggs have gotten a bad reputation over the last few years, in the quest to fight high cholesterol, but studies have been conducted proving that the good outweighs the bad by a long shot. Including eggs in your daily diet will improve your health on the inside as well as the outside! Below is a compiled list, from The Huffington Post and Authority Nutrition, of the top 5 reasons why eggs are beneficial to a healthy diet.
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.
2. Eggs Help Curb Evening Snack Cravings
Eating a high-protein breakfast helps ward off cravings later in the day, according to a 2013 study. The high quality protein in eggs helped create greater satiety in individuals, which lasted all day long. So if you’re trying to lose a few pounds and just can’t shake your cravings for chips or sweets after 7 p.m., eggs may be something you’ll want to consider earlier in the day.
3. Eggs Raise HDL (The “Good”) Cholesterol
HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein. It is often known as the “good” cholesterol.
People who have higher levels of HDL usually have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and various health problems.
4. Eggs May Improve your Reflexes
A 2014 study found that tyrosine, an amino acid found in eggs, helped individuals with making quick, knee-jerk responses more than a placebo. Researchers noted that the tyrosine effect may actually help in situations such as driving, where an instant decision can mean the difference between an accident and just a normal day on the road.
5. Eggs Do NOT Raise Your Risk of Heart Disease and May Reduce The Risk of Stroke
Many studies have looked at egg consumption and the risk of heart disease and found no association. However, some studies have found an increased risk in people with type 2 diabetes.
If you’re looking to add eggs to your daily diet, swing by Eggtc. to try new, delicious ways to eat this superfood!
Eggs Benedict Florentine, two poached eggs served on an English muffin with avocado, spinach, tomato with hollandaise sauce, is a decadent way to enjoy your morning eggs – Looking for something that’s sweet and savory? Try the Apple & Goat Cheese Omelet filled with goat cheese, Granny Smith apples, walnuts and red onion chutney! You’ll never settle for a sad, little breakfast sandwich from a drive-thru window, once you’ve tried our Turkey Florentine Sandwich! This scrumptious breakfast sandwich is piled high with sliced turkey, scrambled egg, Swiss cheese, spinach, avocado, and tomato with side of hollandaise. We’ll see you for breakfast tomorrow!