We dispel rumors about the harm of frequent and high consumption of eggs by scientific facts (and they claim the exact opposite).
Eggs – a favorite object of negative criticism: in reproach, the cherished product is put as a fatty component and cholesterol in its protein part, and hormones, supposedly contained in unfertilized chicken eggs. Let’s not complete the “attack” with rumors and move on to the real facts.
Egg products are a valuable source of useful elements necessary for the coordinated functioning of the human body. If we turn to the numbers, only one hard-boiled egg contains (calculated from the recommended consumption ratio for each substance):
- Vitamin A: 6%;
- Folic acid: 5%;
- Vitamin B5: 7%;
- Vitamin B12: 9%;
- Phosphorus: 9%;
- Selenium: 22%;
- Eggs also contain a decent amount of vitamin D, E, K, B6, as well as calcium and zinc.
Total: 77 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 5 grams of healthy fats.
What happens to the body, if it receives not one day, but, let’s say, as many as three eggs? We share some interesting research on this.
Your HDL cholesterol (or “good cholesterol”) will rise
Do not forget: eggs are a “warehouse” cholesterol with a function with a sign “plus”. The fact is that this type of cholesterol (in the composition of high-density lipoproteins, or HDL) helps our body with the transport of cholesterol from different parts of the body to the liver. There is a complex reaction to eliminate the very “malicious” cholesterol, for which eggs are so scolded. So, restoring them in the status of useful products, we conclude: regular consumption of three eggs a day will increase the level of your lipoproteins, responsible for the removal of cholesterol with the sign “minus.”
Moreover, increasing levels of high-density lipoproteins significantly reduces the risks associated with cardiovascular disease. Three eggs are unlikely to create magic with your health, but will arrange for him first-class prevention.
The perfect product for strong and healthy muscles
The average large egg contains only 72 calories, most of which are represented in the form of protein. He is the main builder and cell restorer of human muscle tissue, without which it would be difficult not only to exercise, but also to change the position of the body in space as a whole. For people who are actively engaged in fitness, the consumption of three eggs a day can become something like the “golden” rule (and it is quite justified).
Bones will tell you a big “thank you”
Previously, doctors believed that animal protein negatively affects the health of the bone system. However, recent scientific studies have disproved this claim: it turned out that sufficient protein intake has a positive effect on bone density. And there is a logical explanation for this: animal protein perfectly absorbs and preserves calcium, which, as everyone knows, is the first in the top list of elements for strong bones.
Effective vision prevention
Eggs contain antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which (and this is scientifically proven) have a positive effect on eye health. These effective antioxidants are collected on the retina and prevent a large number of degenerative processes that your visual apparatus may be exposed to.
And the best part: you will start eating less
Indeed, eggs, thanks to the high protein content, help to quickly feel the saturation and for the whole day reduce the likelihood of annoying urges to eat. Boil hard-boiled egg, choose juicy fruit and serve them together with oatmeal: after such a healthy and hearty meal you will forget about the food at least until the next lunch.