Whether you like them scrambled, fried or over easy, eggs pack a BIG punch when it comes to health benefits and this may come as no surprise since humans have been eating them for thousands of years. Some people even categorize eggs as “superfoods” and there’s a lot of evidence to back that up. Of course, too much of any one thing can be “bad for your health,” but as long as you’re not abusing them, eggs do plenty of good for the body and mind:
High Density Lipoprotein, or HDL, is known as the “good cholesterol” that is known to lower risk of heart disease, stroke and other various health problems. Studies have shown that eating two eggs per day for six weeks can increase HDL levels by 10% or more.
Eggs are loaded with vitamins and minerals that the brain requires to function on a daily basis. Eggs can help cells in the brain, nervous system, memory system and metabolism function properly.
A healthy immune system is the key to fighting off foreign substances like harmful bacteria and viruses. Eggs contain Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12 and selenium which are key components when it comes to keeping the immune system working at its full potential.
Your muscles need protein in order to grow, and in order to avoid deteriorating, and the protein within eggs is here to serve that purpose. Not only can they help keep your muscles working efficiently, they can help slow the rate at which they’re lost.
Eggs are packed with Lutein and Zeaxanthin which help prevent macular degeneration. In other words, they help prevent age-related blindness and are packed with other vitamins that keep your eyes healthy and promote good vision.
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