So did you have eggs in the breakfast today?
Most of you will answer in the affirmative and why should not you. They are used as a breakfast staple, in almost every nook and corner of the world. After all, they are the perfect choice for breakfast. And not just breakfast, eggs can be used in proper meals as well as in desserts too.
Eggs are one of the few interesting “superfoods”. Eggs are nature’s perfect gifts for humans. They are not at all expensive. They are easy to make, can be accompanied with any kind of food and taste really good. All in all, eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients. There are a whole lot of wondrous things; the egg can do ranging from its natural taste abilities to its nutritional value.
Consuming eggs has a lot of health benefits. Let us find out about them.
- Eggs are very important for a good physical health as they are rich in proteins, fatty acids and calcium. Fatty acids increase the level of good cholesterol in the body whereas calcium is essential for strong dental and bone health.
- Eggs help in increasing the body stamina, owing to the presence of amino acids in them.
- Eggs, being rich in Vitamin A, tend to make hair & nails, stronger.
- Eggs are a great source of carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin), which tend to decrease the risk for eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and cataract, significantly.
- Eggs are, typically, good for people with iron deficiency, and i.e. the ones who feel tiredness, headaches and irritation. Iron in Egg yolk is one of the most useable and absorbable form of iron, there is.
- Eggs, because of Vitamin B12 presence, reduce the chances of breast cancer.
- Eggs help in the better functioning of brain by improving memory and cognitive skills and are also effective in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Egg yolk is rich in Vitamin D, which is important to keep the bones and the immunity system, healthy.
- Egg is important for pregnant women as it helps in the healthy development of foetus and is also good for postnatal care.
- Egg white does not contain many calories, so even weight conscious people can include an egg white in their diet, because of all its benefits.
- Eggs are responsible for weight maintenance, as they keep people energised and make their tummy feel full for longer period of time. This prevents continuous and unhealthy munching, thus reducing, the overall calorie intake.
Although eggs are a rich source of minerals and nutrients, but consuming a lot of eggs may also be dangerous to health. The following are few of the disadvantages that one might face, if eggs are not consumed in a moderate quantity:
- Eggs should be stored in the refrigeratorand should be consumed only when they are properly cooked. Raw or semi-cooked eggs can cause food poisoning. They may also result in vomiting, fever, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and other stomach related problems.
- Eggs should only be bought from verified farms or shops otherwise they may contain bacteria, which might be infectious, thus resulting in health problems.
- Egg white is rich in sodium. Hence people with sodium restriction in their diet may want to watch out for this.
- Egg yolk contains cholesterol, so people suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes or cardiovascular diseases should not be consuming too much of it. Even one egg daily, can increase the risk in people with diabetes, significantly.
- Eggs are rich in calories, which is the main concern for weight conscious people or the people suffering from obesity.
There is no hard-wired rule as to how many eggs should be consumed in a day. It totally depends on the individual and his/her health. For that, one might need to consult a doctor.
I personally love eggs. I could eat them morning, noon, & night every day for the rest of my life and not get tired of them. And I would have to say that I have never faced any side effects, I am not a fatty and my health has never been better.