Do you remember when eggs were (basically) the Antichrist – cholesterol laden monstrosities that would certainly send you to an early grave? Well, research now shows that eggs aren’t all that bad after all. In fact, scientist use eggs as the ‘gold standard’ for measuring the protein quality of other foods. Yes, if you have a high level of bad (LDL) cholesterol in your blood, then you should watch your egg consumption (one large egg (yolk) contains 185 gram of cholesterol), but it’s hard to argue with these interesting fact about egg-cellent eggs!
- Eggs make you skinny – studies show that when you eat eggs for breakfast, you stay satisfied longer, you consume less calories throughout the day, and over time, people who consumed eggs for breakfast lost 65% more weight than those who did not.
- A lot of bang for your calorie buck – one egg equals only 70 calories.
- A protein powerhouse – one egg provides more than six grams of protein, or 13 percent of the recommended Daily Value (DV).
- They do a body good – egg protein has just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by humans to build tissues. It is second only to mother’s milk for human nutrition.
- Eggs are cheap – averaging just 15 cents a piece!
- They’re good for the little peeps, too – Children who eat eggs for breakfast are more energetic, more mentally alert, and stay full until lunchtime!
- Eggs make kids smart – studies have shown kids who eat breakfast demonstrate improved memory function, improved grades and higher test scores.
- Don’t skip the yolk – while many people think the egg white has all the protein, the yolk actually provides nearly half of the protein content.
- Jeepers creepers, take care of your peepers! – eggs supply lutein and zeaxanthin, which may promote healthy vision.
- Staunch the flow – one large egg contains 25 micrograms of Vitamin K, a key nutrient in blood clotting, about one-third of the daily recommended amount for women.
- Incubate that baby right – one contains 251 milligrams of choline, an essential nutrient especially for pregnant women and women of childbearing age.
- Eggs make you beautiful – eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals.
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