Regardless of your opinion on eggs, let’s face it, you probably have a pack in your fridge.
For me, eating eggs each morning is a good way to start the day. Not only because they taste rather good, but also because I’ve that they come with a number of benefits besides. Yet even I – egg advocate that I most definitely am – didn’t fully appreciate how useful they can be.
After reading the information in this article, though, I’ve upped my egg intake to at least two every day.
What do eggs contain
Plenty, as it happens. Eggs contain vitamins A, D and E, as well as B12, riboflavin and folate. On top of that, you’ll find minerals such as iodine, iron, calcium, zinc and selenium. I know, right, lots!
1. Improves Memory
Have you ever heard of the amino acid choline? It affects the nerve signals that help us to remember the little things day to day – take, for example, where you left your keys or wallet. According to research, additional supplements of choline can improve memory and responsiveness.
2. Eggs strengthen your immune system
Given that most people are just emerging from the winter months – you may have been sneezing and coughing for the past few weeks – right about now is the perfect time to say that eggs can bolster your immune system.
Studies have shown that just two eggs a day can help protect from infections, viruses and general illness.
An egg contains 22% of the recommended daily intake of selenium; an element well known for bolstering you immune system.
3. Strengthening the skeleton
When you eat eggs you get calcium, which is important for strengthening your skeleton and preventing osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
4. A wonder for your eyes
Lutein helps your eyes to maintain clear and sharp vision. New research has shown that chicken eggs are rich in lutein, and so beneficial for your peepers. Lutein is produced naturally by your eyes, and protects the retina from being damaged.
5. Building muscle
Many people looking to add muscle mass choose to consume plenty of eggs – they do it for a reason. Eggs are packed full of protein, which is, of course, crucial for those looking to bulk up their frame.
6. Protects the skin, hair and nails
Amongst their abundance of other properties, eggs also contain plenty of B vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids. These help you to keep healthy skin, hair and nails.