Eggs are high in cholesterol, but eating eggs does not have adverse effects on cholesterol in the blood for the majority of people.
A large egg contains 212mg of cholesterol, which is a lot compared to most other foods.
However, it has been proven, time and time again, that eggs and dietary cholesterol do NOT adversely affect cholesterol levels in the blood.
In fact, eggs raise HDL (the good) cholesterol which is linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.
Despite the fear mongering of the past few decades, eating eggs and cholesterol has no association whatsoever with heart disease.
Eggs Are Rich in Unique Antioxidants
Eggs are particularly rich in the two antioxidants Luteina nd Zeaxanthine.
These antioxidants gather in the retina of the eye and protect against the eye diseases Macular Degeneration and Cataracts.
In one study, supplementing with an average of 1.3 egg yolks per day for 4.5 weeks increased blood levels of Lutein by 28-50% and Zeaxanthine by 114-142%.
Eggs contain large amounts of the antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthine, which dramatically lower your risk of age-related eye disorders.
Eggs Are Among The Most Nutritious Foods on The Planet
Just think about it… one egg contains all the nutrients and building blocks required to grow anentire baby chicken.
Eggs are loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients.
A large egg contains:
Only 77 calories, with 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein with all 9 essential amino acids.
Rich in iron, phosphorous, selenium and vitamins A, B12, B2 and B5 (among others).
One egg contains 113 mg of Choline – a very important nutrient for the brain, among other things. A study revealed that 90% of Americans may not get enough choline in their diet.
If you decide to include eggs in your diet (you should) then make sure to eat Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs. They are much more nutritious than eggs from factory-raised chickens.
Eat the yolks, they contain pretty much all the nutrients!
Eggs contain all 9 essential amino acids, are highly concentrated with vitamins and minerals and are among the best sources of choline you can get. Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs are best.
Omega-3 enriched and pastured eggs contain significant amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids. Eating these types of eggs is an effective way to reduce blood triglycerides.
Eggs Are Satiating and Help You Lose Weight
Eggs score high on a scale called the Satiety Index, which means that eggs are particularly capable of making you feel full and eat less overall calories.
Eggs only contain trace amounts of carbohydrate, which means that they will not raise blood glucose levels.
In a study of 30 overweight or obese women that ate either a bagel or eggs for breakfast, the egg group ended up eating less during lunch, the rest of the day and for the next 36 hours.
Eggs are a nutritious, protein rich food with a strong impact on satiety. Studies show that eating eggs for breakfast can help you lose weight.
If you need any more reasons to eat eggs… they are cheap, go with almost any food and taste awesome.
If there was any food I’d be willing to classify as a superfood, it would be eggs.