ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Eggs For A Healthy Life

Updated on August 28, 2012
Source

Things You Should Know About Eggs

With this Easter holiday approaching many are busy coloring eggs as our ancestors before us did year after year. But there is one thing many do not know and that is just how healthy that particular Easter treat is to children and adults alike.

One reminder before we began gathering facts about eggs, eggs are perishable and should be refrigerated. It's best if they are used before the expiration date. For every hour left at room temperature eggs age an entire day. This advice comes from the American Egg Board.

Salmonella risk is very low because cooking kills the bacteria. It is best to avoid eating raw eggs. The salmonella scare in recent years was a very rare event as egg producers in the United States are under strict rules and regulations to prevent contamination from developing.

Eggs contain a large amount of cholesterol but eggs can lower the LDL (bad) cholesterol while at the same time raising the HDL (good) cholesterol. Studies have shown that eating eggs are not related to body cholesterol or cardiovascular problems.

Eggs are packed full of proteins which are found mostly in the egg white. The yolk has anti-clotting proteins which help lower the risk of heart attack or stoke. The egg yolk contain 80% of the calories and all the fats found in the egg. The yolk has 90% of all the calcium and iron. Eggs have essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants all with just 70 calories in a single large egg.

Health Benefits

Eggs have many health benefits.  They can help you with weight management, muscle strength, strong vision, brain function, strong bones, skin care, cataract treatment, and a healthy pregnancy.

The protein in eggs provide energy which is sustained at a steady pace.  This is important in weight management as you feel fuller and don't get hungry in between meals as often. The energy is key to daily activities. The protein helps build strong muscles and prevents muscle loss in middle age and aging adults.

Egg yolks contain antioxidants essential for eye health.  Yolks also contain choline to aid in brain function and contributes to a healthy pregnancy by preventing birth defects.  Choline also reduces fat found in the liver.  

Egg yolks contain Vitamin D a steroid vitamin which keeps the immune system regulated to prevent disease.  It maintains strong bones and teeth. New benefits of vitamin D are being found every day.

Iron found in the egg yolk is one important mineral that helps with brain function, immune system, and blood formation.

Eggs contain zinc which aids in the digestive tract, immune system and regulates hormones. The iodine in eggs prevents most types of cancer and helps with chronic fatigue.  

Eggs provide 13 essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins which make for a healthy diet, they are also affordable and easy to cook.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Diana Lee profile image
      Author

      Diana L Pierce 7 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank for the nice comments.

    • Reynold Jay profile image

      Reynold Jay 7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I like'm. I ate these at breakfast this morning! I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and Useful. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ

    • Hyphenbird profile image

      Brenda Barnes 7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I eat eggs because they are indeed very good for us. I don't really like them though. But having said that, a great deviled egg would be nice right now. Thanks for the information about eggs!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)