12 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Eggs
There are very few other ways that can provide you cheaper, simpler and versatile protein alternative to eggs. They can not only increase your daily protein intake (1 egg contains 7g of proteins and just 85 calories), but also improve your overall health.
Eggs are storehouse of antioxidants, iron and amino acids. You should not only eat the whites, even the yolks have choline, a nutrient that fights fat. So you must eat the whole egg.
Make sure to look at the labels when shopping for eggs. Make sure you are always getting organic eggs.
They are USDA certified and don’t contain hormones, vaccines and antibiotics.
You can choose any color because it depends on the kind of chicken.
According to Molly Morgan (RD and a Sports Specialist Dietitian who is board certified) from New York, different egg colors have same nutritional value.
Eggs can offer you the following health benefits:
1. Stronger Immunity
Do you want to avoid infections, diseases and viruses? Make sure to take 1-2 eggs daily in your diet. A single large egg supplies almost a quarter of your Recommended Daily Dosage of selenium. This nutrient helps boost your immunity and helps in regulation of thyroid hormones.
Children should specifically be given eggs. Lack of selenium in kids and adolescents can cause Kashin-Beach disease and Keshan disease, affecting their bones, heart and joints.
2. Enhanced Cholesterol Profile
We all know the following 3 pointers about cholesterol:
- High levels of cholesterol are bad for our health.
- There are healthy and unhealthy forms of cholesterol.
- Eggs have lots of cholesterol.
Mostly doctors will be concerned about the HDL (good cholesterol) to LDL (bad cholesterol) ratio. A single large egg has 212 mg cholesterol. However, this doesn’t indicate that eggs will always increase your blood’s bad (LDL) cholesterol levels. Our body is regularly producing its own cholesterol. Many studies show that eggs can help in boosting our cholesterol profile.
These studies show that eggs help in increasing our HDL cholesterol (good one) and increase the LDL particles’ size.
3. Reduce Chances of Heart Disease
LDL cholesterol got the ‘bad’ reputation because of a reason. The LDL particles can transport fat molecules into our artery walls and promote atherosclerosis.
On the other hand, HDL particles will remove fat molecules from our artery walls.
LDL particles can have different sizes and the larger ones are considered better. Research shows that if you have smaller LDL particles, you are at a higher risk of developing heart disease compared to those who have larger LDL particles.
The good thing about eggs is that even if they may increase LDL cholesterol in certain people, these particles can become larger. This can help in minimizing the risk of cardiovascular problems.
4. More Energy
A single egg has around 15% of our daily allowance of vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Riboflavin is among the 8 vitamin Bs that helps in converting our food into fuel (required for energy production).
5. Healthier Skin & Hair
The B-Complex vitamins are essential for the health of our hair, skin, liver and eyes. Eggs contain vitamin B2, B5 and B12. These vitamin Bs are also required for the healthy functioning of our nervous system.