Why Are Eggs Considered A Superfood?

By First Posted: Oct 4, 2016 Tue 10:11 PM
Why Are Eggs Considered A Superfood?
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Eggs are considered a superfood worldwide. But there has always been a debate about how healthy they really are. On one hand, we know that eggs are a source of great nutrition. But on the other hand, the high cholestrol content in egg yolks gives this superfood a bad reputation. This is why experts advise that we eat eggs regularly without consuming too many of them in a day. 

So what exactly makes eggs a superfood?

- One large egg contains about 78 calories only. You can make a full meal out of 2 large eggs and some vegetables on the side, and still not consume more than 250 calories!

- Eggs are a great source of protein as the egg white is nothing but protein. One egg contains all the 9 essential amino acids, and that is just awesome!

- One large egg contains around 212 mg of cholestrol. You may think that is too much and is bad for you. It is a lot, around 60% of your daily requirement. But it means your liver will be producing less cholestrol. 

- Eating eggs is known to increase the HDL - good cholestrol.

- Egg yolks are full of vitamins and minerals that are rarely found elsewhere!

- Eggs are rich in antioxidants like  luteinand zeaxanthin. These are useful in preventing macular degeneration and cataracts.

- One egg contains 113 mg of Choline, which is very important for good brain health.

- Eggs are rich in Iron, Phosphorous and Selenium.

- Being rich in protein, eggs give us a lot of satiety. This means that after eating a breakfast of two eggs, you will have the feeling of fullness for a long time. This means you are less likely to snack between meals, and more likely to lose weight faster!

These are the reasons why eggs are considered to be a superfood and a storehouse of nutrition.

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