What I Learned From Eating 3 Eggs a Day For 20 Years
By Kevin DiDonato MS, CES — Level 1 Certified Precision Nutrition and Certified Personal Trainer
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the little old egg.
Many people avoid eating it because they’re afraid…
…afraid that the EGG will eventually lead to a heart disease, a heart attack, or death at some point in their lives!
Why? Well, way back in the 1990’s, egg started to get a very bad reputation as a food that would increase your cholesterol levels. And, with higher cholesterol levels, you may also see a higher risk for heart disease. But is it true? Yes, eggs have a lot of cholesterol in the yolk, so naturally one would think that it does increase the risk for heart disease. But that type of thinking is wrong. You see, doctors and researchers have determined that eating an egg won’t specifically raise your cholesterol. In fact, it may help to dissolve cholesterol and fat due to a specific nutrient (choline) that is found in the egg yolk. So, as you can see, eggs may not increase your cholesterol levels or increase your risk for heart disease. But there is plenty of other health benefits you can get from eating eggs.
Here are five of the TOP benefits you may see from increasing your consumption of eggs:
1. Helps Boost Iron Levels
Ever feel really tired, fatigued, or irritable? Do you have frequent headaches?
If so, you may be deficient in iron! Iron is an important mineral for your body.
It uses it to make hemoglobin, which is a part of the red blood cells. This enables oxygen to bind to the red blood cells and get transported through the body.
The great news: The egg yolk contains plenty of iron! If you have low iron levels and want to give it a bump in the right direction, including eggs may be an easy way to accomplish that.
2. Eggs may Boost Weight Loss
In order to lose weight, you need to eat the right type of food. And eggs should be on your list! Not only are eggs a great source of fat and proteins, it also ranks higher than mostcereal for boosting satiety after the meal. The more satisfied you are AFTER eating, the less likely you will be to snack or munch on unhealthy foods. This could lead to lower calories throughout the day, which ultimately could boost weight loss.
3. Eggs could Improve Brain Health
One of the most important nutrients for brain health and development (fetus) is choline. During pregnancy, choline is especially important the development of the brain of your new baby. Tt may also be a precursor to acetylcholine, a powerful neurotransmitter. This could help improve the nervous and muscular system. One egg yolk may provide 28 percent of the choline a pregnant women needs per day!
4. Eggs could Improve Your Vision
As you get older, your vision may start to decline.
Things that used to appear crystal clear may start to fade in and out or become blurry.
Age increases your risk for eye issues like macular degeneration, cataracts, and lens issues.
But eating eggs may help! You see, eggs contain both lutein and zeaxanthin, which are potent antioxidants. And these antioxidants may decrease the risk for developing these common age-related eye disorders. The combination of the two could actually IMPROVE your vision as you get older.
5. Low in Calories
Another reason why eggs may help your metabolism is they are very low in calories — making it a very weight loss friendly food.
Not only are they low in calories, but they are packed with essential fats, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs to accelerate your metabolism and burn pound after pound of fat.
Take Home Message Eggs may be one of the best foods you can eat. It contains healthy fats, plenty of protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are plain food for your health. Concerned you may develop high cholesterol? You won’t. One of those powerful nutrients, choline, may help dissolve fat and cholesterol.
So, if you’ve been on the fence, eating eggs may improve your vision, brain health, lower cholesterol, and help in your overall weight loss program.
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Originally published at www.jaylabpro.com.