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9 Health Benefits Of Eggs

Updated on August 9, 2015
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Eggs Are My Favorites

Mention the word eggs, and cholesterol will fall on you! Don’t be fooled by the mass media and the other so-called health experts. By the way, eggs prepared in whatever forms are my favorites. So beware, this article may be a bit biased! That is why this is my second article on the health benefits of eggs. I thought I have written enough about the health benefits of eggs until I received another viral email on "9 health benefits of eggs". Well, since what I read in that email made sense, I thought perhaps I should share with you here. If you have not read my earlier article on the health benefits of eggs, this is the link to that article : “Eggs Are Good For Me”.

Years ago, eggs were a taboo because they were accused of bringing ill health to those who consumed too many of them, especially the egg yolks. It was reported that egg yolks had lots of cholesterol, and if you ate 2 large eggs or more, your blood cholesterol will increase and your health would be compromised. This was based on the belief that high blood cholesterol causes heart diseases. It is now established that the real culprit is inflammation and not cholesterol that causes heart diseases. Do you know, eggs actually increase your good cholesterol level? Another substance in eggs, lecithin is a good antidote to cholesterol as it breaks down the cholesterol. And don’t forget, egg white contains a lot of protein.

9 Health Benefits Of Eggs

Please let me share with you the 9 benefits of eggs, which were reported in that viral email I received.

1. Improves Concentration. Eggs are especially good for children. Children are naturally active and use a lot of energy everyday. Eggs will give them that extra energy and nutrition needed for their active physical activities and help their sustained concentration and the impetus for doing mental calculations.

2. Maintain Healthy Weight. Egg white is high in protein and contains all the essential amino acids vital for our body health. Weight watchers may like to take note that eggs provide lots of nutrition with lower level of calories. If you are hungry, eat eggs, instead of a big hamburger.

3. Brain Development. Egg yolk not only has cholesterol, but also the substance called choline, which is not produced by the human body. Choline is needed to maintain healthy cells and is essential for brain development and function.

4. Eyesight Improvement. Egg yolk contains the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Rather big words with big benefits. These two substances are believed to be effective in improving eyesight and help reduce the risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration which may cause blindness, especially to those over 50 years of age.

5. Prevents Blood Clots. Eggs contain the important antioxidant called selenium which inhibits blood clots. Blood clot prevention reduces the risks of stroke and heart attack.

6. Promotes Healthy Pregnancy. The choline in egg yolk helps in the growth of the brain of the foetus and also prevents possible birth defects.

7. Helps To Strengthen Bones. Egg yolk contains vitamins A,D, and E. Egg is one of the few foods which naturally has vitamin D, which helps in the strengthening of bones and in improving immunity.

8. Helps To maintain Healthy Hair, Nails And Skin. Egg yolk also contains sulfur. Actually our body contains a lot of sulfur which is found in the connecting tissues, nerve cells, nails, hair and skin. Sulfur helps stimulate hair growth and improve conditions of skin and nails.

9. Prevents Breast Cancer. I don’t know about this, but apparently there is a 44% less risk of women developing breast cancer when they consume 6 eggs or more per week. That is good news for the ladies out there.

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    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      4 years ago from Minnesota

      I had to read this article on the benefits of eggs because I love them! Thanks for the great information. I'm off to make poached eggs for breakfast :-)

    • vishnum969 profile image

      vishnu 

      4 years ago from india

      Really eggs are very nutritious and health. I am going to have them more and more now as long as it does not affect my health due to overconsumption.

    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      4 years ago from Malaysia

      Good evening rebeccamealey,

      We all love eggs. Let's enjoy our eggs, free range and all! Thanks for the compliments.

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I also love eggs. Fortuately we have plenty of free range eggs around here. Great hub, good videos. Voted useful, awesome and shared!

    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      4 years ago from Malaysia

      Good afternoon, Vellur,

      You are welcome. And thanks for reading and comment.

    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      4 years ago from Malaysia

      Good afternoon, Jodah 3

      I eat eggs as and when I like!

    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      4 years ago from Malaysia

      Good afternoon, Jacqueline65 ,

      Anything labelled "organic" is most expensive. Be careful of unscrupulous "organic" suppliers who may not be so honest. If one can be sure of genuine organic products and can afford them, then by all means go for them.

      As for me, the only organic product I can afford to buy is "organic raw cane sugar".

    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      4 years ago from Malaysia

      Good afternoon, Jackie,

      Enjoy your eggs. Nothing better than home grown chicken eggs.

    • Good Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Justin Choo 

      4 years ago from Malaysia

      Good afternoon, Alphadogg16

      Thanks for your compliments.

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      Thank you for the information about eggs.

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Good information, I eat eggs at least every second day, nothing better for a healthy start to your day. I never cook them with fat or oil, aways, boiled, poached or sometimes scrambled.

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      Jacqueline Myers 

      4 years ago from Texas

      I agree but they must be organically grow, by chicken that are raised on organic food. I live in Texas, the "Poultry Capitol" It used to take 3 months to grow chicken now only 3 weeks.

    • Alphadogg16 profile image

      Kevin W 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Great & informative hub good guy, eggs are also one of my favorites. It's a common misconception that the yolk will raise your cholesterol. Thumbs up on your hub.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Glad I found this. I have 3 hens getting ready to lay and have been thinking I am getting ready to ruin my health but now you have convinced me differently. Hard to believe anyway that any natural food could be bad for us and I read years ago that if you eat the whites with the yellow it cancels out all bad. Well I have heard fresh eggs are fantastic so I plan to find out. Thank you kind sir for letting me enjoy them! ^

    • Alphadogg16 profile image

      Kevin W 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Great hub good guy, I also love eggs and had heard the myth of the egg yolk causes high cholesterol. I eat them on a regular basis. Voted up on your hub.

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