The health properties of eggs have been questioned for a while now. People have doubted eggs in the past, but it turns out they’re actually very good for you. Recently, it’s been found that 2-3 eggs a day are the optimal dose to really get the health benefits of eggs (specifically chicken eggs).
Your Brain is Protected By Choline
Phospholibids—which enable normal communication of brain cells—consist of choline. It has been scientifically proven that this vitamin is the most important and essential building material of the brain. Eating 2 eggs a day will ensure your body receives enough of this nutrient. Choline deficiency leads to a memory decrease.
New research has shown that eggs are rich in lutein, a substance responsible for clear and sharp eyesight. A deficiency in lutein will cause irreversible damage to your eyesight.
Vitamin D helps to absorb calcium. One egg has the same vitamin D content as a spoon of fish oil, and who’d choose a spoon of fish oil over eating a boiled egg? Scientists have also found a way to increase vitamin D content in eggs by feeding chickens special supplements.
Vitamin B protects your skin, liver and hair. Biotin, vitamin B-12 and digestible proteins contribute to this. Phospholipids help expel toxins from the liver.
Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Despite doubts in the past, new research has shown that cholesterol from eggs is balanced with phosphatides, and therefore not harmful to your health. It also restricts your body’s cholesterol production. Eggs also contain omega-3 acids that reduce triglyceride levels.
American scientists have found that if you combine a low calorie diet with eggs for breakfast, you lose weight 2x faster. A breakfast containing eggs will keep you satisfied for a long time, reducing the amount of food you eat throughout the day.
Reduces Cancer Risk
Choline (mentioned above!) also reduces your risk of cancer. According to the findings of a recent study, for women whose daily diet in adolescence included eggs, the risk of developing breast cancer decreased by 18%.
Keeps You Looking Youthful
When you eat eggs on a daily basis, your aging process slows down. According to Dutch scientists, in 87% of women ages 35-40 years old, age spots disappeared and skin lifted. In men, eye wrinkles were noticeably smoother.