Containing a little bit of almost every nutrient people need, eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. This is a reason why eggs are one of the few foods that should be classified as “superfoods.”
The human studies have been confirmed many health benefits of eggs and here are the top 10:
- Incredibly Nutritious
- Don’t Adversely Affect Blood Cholesterol, although they are High in Cholesterol – a single egg contains 212 mg, which is over half of the recommended daily intake of 300 mg
- Raise HDL (The “Good”) Cholesterol
- Contain Choline — an Important Nutrient That Most People Don’t Get Enough Of
- Eggs Are Linked to a Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
- Containing Lutein and Zeaxanthin Eggs are Great Antioxidants That Have Major Benefits for Eye Health
- Omega-3 or Pastured Eggs Lower Triglycerides
- Contain High-Quality Protein with All the Essential Amino Acids in the Right Ratios
- Don’t Raise Your Risk of Heart Disease and May Reduce the Risk of Stroke
- Eggs Are Filling and Tend to Make You Eat Fewer Calories, Helping You Lose Weight
In some cases, people cannot predict what they will find when they break a fresh egg, except that everyone expects to see the condition of the egg contents – egg whites and yolks. After breaking eggs, people can determine the quality of the eggs depending on how yellow the yolks are. This detail, according to many findings, can reveal more than people think. The color of the yolk is a direct consequence of the nutrients that the chicken feeds on, so as such it will dictate what people eat.
The Broad Ripple Farmers Market provides additional explanations of egg yolk status:
- The darker the yolk, the more nutrients it has, of course, this mainly refers to the healthier and more varied diet offered by free-range chickens.
Therefore, it is recommended that chickens should be fed not only with corn and grain but also with occasional bugs and vegetables.
Most of the eggs found in supermarkets come from factory farms, which most often feed chickens whole grains, so these egg yolks are lighter. This is not a cause for panic when such eggs are used because they are not harmful but are less effective in delivering the nutrients we expect to ingest.
The eggs are loaded with nutrients, some of which are rare in the modern diet.
A single large boiled egg contains:
- Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA
- Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA
- Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA
- Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA
- Folate: 5% of the RDA
- Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA
- Selenium: 22% of the RDA
They also contain decent amounts of vitamin D, vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin K, calcium, and zinc, which comes with 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats.
Studies clearly show that eating up to three whole eggs per day is perfectly safe and there is no evidence that going beyond that is harmful. On top of everything else, the eggs are also cheap, go with almost any food, easy to prepare, and taste awesome.
Tips for Leftovers of Eggs
– Leftovers should be refrigerated in containers within two hours of cooking.
– Eat them within three to four days or freeze for later use.
– Store hard-boiled eggs in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.