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3 Health Benefits of Eggs

Updated on January 26, 2014

1. Eggs Are A Great Source of Protein

Eggs contain all nine essential amino acids making them one of the best protein sources you can eat. Multiple scientific scales that measure protein quality consistently score eggs the highest. The high quality protein helps your body maintain healthy muscles, provides energy, and helps you to stay full longer.

2. Eggs Are Rich In Vitamin D

Studies have shown that vitamin D may help strengthen our immune system and prevent disease. We get most of our vitamin D from the sun, and in fact, eggs are one of the few foods that contain this nutrient. In seasons where sunshine is scarce, eating eggs can help us to make sure we keep our vitamin D intake up. Increasing our vitamin D intake may also help to improve our mood and even help relieve mood disorders by increasing serotonin levels.

3. Eggs Are A Good Source of Choline

Choline is an essential nutrient that is especially important for the brain, liver, and cardiovascular system. Unfortunately, many people do not get enough of this valuable nutrient in their diet. A lack of choline in the body can result in high levels of hymocysteine which can harm your health and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      For a long time i wouldn't eat eggs because of the cholesterol, now we find out they are healthy and full of important nutrients, I am glad because i love eggs. Thank you for sharing great info.....

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Always good to learn how to better take care of your body. Lucky for me, i love eating eggs! There are so many ways to prepare them, it never gets old. Thanks for sharing!