For a long time, eggs had a bad reputation: they were believed to raise cholesterol levels, damage the liver and provoke heart disease. Now eggs are called almost a "superfood", and here's why
For a long time, eggs had a bad reputation: they were believed to raise cholesterol levels, damage the liver and provoke heart disease. But then scientists completely rehabilitated them. Now eggs are called almost a "superfood", and here's why:1. It is the cheapest source of protein
An ordinary chicken egg costs no more than 2 hryvnias, but it contains about 6 g of high-quality protein. Eggs contain all the necessary amino acids, as in meat, but at the same time they can be eaten by vegetarians.
Just don't listen to the advice of unscrupulous trainers who tell you to throw away the yolk. It contains about half of the protein and a lot of useful substances.2. Eggs for breakfast will keep you full until lunch
Studies have shown that egg dishes suppress hunger for much longer than flour dishes. Men who ate eggs in the morning (instead of pancakes or rolls) felt fuller and ate less at dinner as a result.
Egg yolk is rich in lutein. This pigment protects the eyes from macular degeneration, which is one of the most common causes of vision loss.
In addition, lutein protects vision from harmful "blue light" emitted by our gadgets. So far, this phenomenon has not been fully studied, but it causes serious concerns among scientists. It is assumed that the light from phones and computers increases the risk of developing cancer, obesity and eye diseases.4. Eggs do not clog blood vessels with cholesterol
Since the 90s, it was believed that if you eat more than two eggs a week, the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood will increase. However, this myth was exposed: it turned out that the formation of cholesterol depends on the work of the liver, and not at all on the number of eggs in the diet. We talked about this in more detail in the article "Is it true that chicken eggs are harmful to health?".5. Eggs help maintain muscle mass
After the age of 30, we begin to lose muscle: as much as 5% for each decade. Therefore, with age, people develop weakness, decreased endurance, and body flabbiness.
Sports (especially strength training) will help slow down this process and preserve muscle mass. But only under one condition: if you eat enough high-quality protein. For example, (see point 1!), such as in eggs.