Eggs have gotten some bad press over the years for really no good reason at all. Many tout about the fat content. Others scream horror about the cholesterol contained in the yolk. And then there’s the hormones contained inside eggs simply because they come from the the unfertilized cycle of a female chicken.
The truth of the matter is, eggs are incredible, and have earned that title just by being themselves. What’s better? You can eat several of eggs a day and reap a whole carton-load of benefits — and that’s no eggs-ageration.
In fact, one large hard-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
You will also earn yourself This 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats.
And just to sweeten the deal, we’ve put together a list of some pretty cool things that will happen to you if you start eating not one, but THREE eggs a day.
1. Your HDL “good” cholesterol will go up
So much has been said about high cholesterol, and eggs being a negative factor in that occurrence. However, there is such a thing as good cholesterol, and eggs have plenty of it. In fact, several studies have found that a regular consumption of eggs will cause your HDL (High-density lipoprotein) to go up. This type of cholesterol is needed in your body to carry cholesterol from other parts of your body back to your liver so it can remove the bad cholesterol from your body.
2. You’ll reduce your risk of heart disease
Having high levels of HDL will help rid your body of LDL, aka, High-density lipoprotein, aka “bad cholesterol.” And as many years of research has found, having high levels of LDL is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Increasing HDL + decreasing LDL = Happy heart!
3. You will have stronger, healthier muscles
An average large egg contains only 72 calories — most of which are in protein form. Your body needs protein to build and repair muscle cells. It’s simple, really. Eggs are the perfect fuel for your muscles, so get crackin’. Boiled egg, some fruit and oatmeal for breakfast, and you’ll likely be g00d until lunchtime.
4. You’ll have healthier bones
The old school of thought was that consuming animal protein had a negative effect on bone health. However, recent findings have debunked that thought, concluding that there is a significant positive relationship between protein intake and bone mass or density. This was due to the animal protein actually helping to retain and absorb calcium — thus improving bone density and strength.
5. You will improve your eye health
Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin which are antioxidants that have been proven to benefit eye health. These powerful antioxidants accumulate in the retina of the eye helping to counteract some of the degenerative processes that can affect our eyes.
Studies have found that getting enough of these nutrients in your diet can reduce the risk cataracts and macular degeneration.
6. You will eat less
OK, sometimes food is really good, and you just can’t stop eating it – except when you are too full to do so. The protein in eggs helps to make you feel full, reducing the constant feeling that you need to eat all day long.
Have a hard-boiled egg, some fruit and a bowl of oatmeal, and you’ll likely be good to go until at least lunch.
7. You’ll have more time and energy
Have you ever taken the time to prepare eggs? If so, you probably know that it takes like no time at all. Crack a few in a pan, stir them around with a little salt, pepper and a tiny bit of putter, and within 2-3 minutes or less, you will have yourself a plate full of eggs. Set a few eggs in a pot, pour water over them, set the stovetop to medium-high, and let your eggs boil for a quick breakfast on the go. Crack an egg on a frying pan and watch it sizzle.
The point is, it takes no time to cook an egg, leaving you time to do more important things — whatever that may be. Plus, you’ll have truck loads more energy than had you poured yourseld a bowl of cereal. Trust us.
8. You’ll have tasty food
Eggs are rich and creamy on their own. But the great thing about them is you can add things to them that will only make them taste better. Chop up some zucchini, tomatoes and mushrooms, and add some cheese for a one-of a kind omelet. Take that same concoction and scramble the eggs for an English muffin topper.
Eggs are incredible and edible! And multiply that by three? Well, the possibilities are endless.