Eggs is a very popular type of food, so much so that it has a class of its own, “vegetarian” like vegetarian and non-vegetarian. So, what makes eggs so popular? Not only is egg tasty, it is a power house of nutrients and especially proteins. Also, egg can be used in a variety of dishes and can be cooked, boiled, baked, fried, etc. making it popular worldwide.
Let us have a look at the health benefits of eggs:
- Proteins: Eggs have an array of amino acids and are power packed with the goodness of proteins which help in building immunity and promotes the growth and development of muscles. It is also known to improve the metabolism of the body which is important in the maintenance of the Body Mass Index and weight of the body. In young and growing children, it helps to promote lean tissue development and prevents excess fats from being deposited in muscles and tissues. It can also be used as a staple food for people suffering from gout since it does not contain purine (which is not good for gout symptoms). Did you know that one entire large egg contains 6 grams of protein? Egg is a major source of proteins for the people who don’t consume meat.
- Carotenoids: Eggs are a good source of carotenoids such as zeaxanthin, leutin and retinol which are important in the human body for vision, brain, skin and hormonal balance.
- Vitamin K2: Vitamin K 2 plays a major role in the health of the heart and the cardiovascular system. It helps reduce the deposits of calcium and fat in the arteries and veins and thus prevents blockages. Blocks on the long term may lead to heart attacks and similar symptoms. Vitamin K 2 also helps the bones to absorb calcium and incorporate them.
- Choline: Acetyl choline is the reason why impulses flow in the human body and is important for reflexes and involuntary actions. It is a neuro transmitter. It also helps in improving the cognitive abilities of young kids and growing children.
- Vitamin D 3: Vitamin D 3 helps in maintaining the bone health and blood pressure. It also improves coordination of different muscle groups.
- Vitamin E: responsible for the strength of the immune system and lymph nodes of the body. Vitamin E also helps regulate the functions of the vascular system.
- Omega 3 fatty acids: These help in the regulation of the functions of the heart such as heart rate circulation, blood pressure, etc. It also helps to maintain the health of the liver.
- Lecithin: is important for the formation of cell membranes when new cells are formed. It also supports the cardio vascular system and improves the development of the brain and cognitive abilities.
Thus, making eggs a part of your diet has immense benefits on the long run. Many disorders can be prevented by regularly having egg from a young age. Eggs have many health benefits and contain almost all kind of nutrients, especially proteins.