Egg consumption is good for blood, heart and maintaining a slim figure, according to the latest research.
Thanks to changes in the food given to poultry, eggs today are more nutritious and healthy than those produced 30 years ago. They contain about 20% less fat, 13% fewer calories and 10% less cholesterol.
Egg yolk provides us with 13 essential nutrients.
Modern eggs also contain 70% more vitamin D and twice as much selenium . Vitamin D is good for bones as it has a role in calcium absorption and prevention of diseases such as osteoporosis and rickets.
Here are some more specific facts about the benefits of eating eggs ...
1. To maintain the figure and control the appetite
Eating an egg in the morning helps regulate appetite during the day.
Consumers of eggs at breakfast were found to show fewer signs of hunger than those who insisted on cereals.
Egg proteins are thought to be more effective at maintaining a feeling of satiety than those found in wheat. This also helps to lose weight.
2. Do eggs raise cholesterol?
According to an analysis of 30 scientific studies, eggs have no clinically significant effect on cholesterol levels. In one of them, scientists found that consuming two eggs a day for two weeks did not increase cholesterol levels.
3. Eggs are good for the blood and heart
Eggs contain beneficial ingredients for heart health.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eggs help maintain healthy blood pressure levels , says Helen Bond of the British Dietetic Association.
The yolk is especially useful. It contains two important amino acids - tryptophan and tyrosine . Scientists have also calculated that two raw egg yolks contain almost twice as many antioxidants as an apple.
However, it should be borne in mind that frying or boiling eggs reduces antioxidant levels by about half.