Eggs have gotten a bad rap – and it’s been at your expense.
Eggs contain choline, lutein, and of course are a great source of protein. And they are a rich source of Vitamin D!
They may prevent obesity, reduce the risk of stroke, protect against breast cancer, keep your eyes healthy, your hair and nails strong, and your mind sharp. Eggs are one of the only good natural sources of lutein which is vitally important for protecting your eyesight.
Eggs are a great food when eaten in moderation. One egg a day, or 2 eggs twice a week. Eggs do contain 213 mg of cholesterol each. But, they make you feel full longer and youâ€™ll have fewer cravings, and therefore â€“ youâ€™ll have taken in fewer calories when the day is over. According to a recent study at Louisiana State University, it can be as much as 400 calories less! Plus eggs increase your metabolism and build muscle. Eggs contain every vitamin and mineral except vitamin C.
Oh, and the nutrients are in the yolks.
And about that cholesterol thing – new research is questioning that whole issue. Your body makes cholesterol. They are finding that people with too little cholesterol may also be at risk for heart disease.
Go ahead â€“ eat an egg for breakfast! The whole thing, not just the whites.