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The Amazing Health Benefits of Eggs

Eggs are a staple in most healthy diets and serve as a great (and affordable!) source of protein. They pack amazing benefits that reach far beyond their deliciousness — read on to learn some of the amazing health benefits of eggs!

Broken egg

  • Packed with vitamins
    • One egg is packed with several vitamins that are essential to your health:
      • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) helps your body break down food into energy
      • Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is vital for producing red blood cells
      • Vitamin A (retinol) is great for your eyesight
      • Vitamin E (tocopherol) helps fight off free radicals that can cause tissue and cell damage that may cause cancer
  • Helps with weight loss efforts
    • A study conducted by the Rochester Center for Obesity Research found that those who ate eggs for breakfast typically consumed 400 calories less per day than those who didn’t. Why? Because eggs are a great source of protein and therefore keep you fuller, longer!
  • May prevent breast cancer
    • Research done in 2003 by Harvard University found that eating eggs as an adolescent could help prevent breast cancer as an adult. Another study conducted in 2005 found that women who ate at least 6 eggs per week had a 44% lower risk of development breast cancer than women who ate two or less eggs per week.
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
    • Eggs contain omega-3 fatty acids, which when consumed as part of a healthy diet can lower blood triglycerides and help regulate and lower cholesterol. They’ve also been proven to regulate cholesterol absorption and inflammation in the bloodstream, balancing the amount of good cholesterol and bad cholesterol — helping to lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Improves eye health
    • Lutein and zeaxanthin are two important carotenoids found in eggs, and the only 2 of 600 total carotenoids found in the eyes. They work to maintain eye health by filtering out blue spectrums of light, reducing your chances of developing macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Now that you know some of the health benefits of eggs, we’d love for you to share your favorite way to eat eggs! Tell us in the comments below!

 

 

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