Why eggs should stay in your diet

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The egg. A staple in the cuisines of cultures all around the world, yet a food that’s healthy reputation has come under attack in past years. Luckily for us and for eggs, recent studies have shown that an apple isn’t the only thing that’s good every day. Eggs are the gold standard for protein, a great source of vitamins and a convenient way to eat healthy.

Eggs: To Yolk or Not to Yolk?

Aye, there’s the rub. Egg yolks, the golden center of the egg, are also rather high in cholesterol. It’s for this reason that many people eat just the whites, which are still high in protein. As it turns out, the cholesterol problem from eggs was overestimated or exaggerated.

  • In fact, studies have shown that eating a single egg (yolk included) each day has no effect on your risk of heart disease and heart attacks.

Without the egg yolk, you miss out on the high amount of vitamin-B complex therein as well as even more protein, vitamin A, vitamin D and choline.

All in All

Eggs in their entirety contain lots of essential vitamins and minerals on top of a fantastic amount of protein. Many people worry about the saturated fat content of eggs, but it’s a common misconception that eating this kind of fat raises your risk of heart disease. It doesn’t.

Here’s a quick rundown of the beneficial ingredients:

  • Choline: Improves neurological function
  • Lutein: Good for your eyes
  • High-quality protein
  • Vitamin A: Boosts your immune system
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2): Helps metabolize energy
  • Folate (vitamin B9): Helps digest and utilize protein, makes red blood cells
  • Vitamin B12: Keeps nerve and blood cells healthy
  • Vitamin D
  • and it goes on!

What’s on your breakfast plate?

While an egg is very good for you, a lot of the fixings that accompany eggs may be very bad. The processed meat used in breakfast sausage, ham and bacon needs to be avoided. Studies have shown that eating processed meat every day can raise the risk of heart disease by a whopping 42%. Granted, a little is fine. You don’t need to exile your bacon, just be sure to not overindulge.

And while we’re on the subject of your breakfast plate, eating eggs is a great way to keep from piling up too much food every morning. Protein is a natural appetite suppressant. Since eggs are so high in protein, you feel more satisfied with less food. Plus, the protein will help you stay satisfied for longer to help prevent snacking.

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