5 Reasons To Eat an Eggs This Easter….

With Easter right around the corner I thought this would be a very timely blog.

I love eggs, egg salad, deviled eggs, scrambled, hard-boiled etc… you name it I like them.

Not only do eggs taste delicious they have so many wonderful benefits that go along with eating them!

Here are 5 reasons you should be eating your easter eggs:

#1 Eggs are loaded with Vitamins, Minerals, and Good Protein:

One large egg contains: Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): 9% of the RDA.Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA.Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 7% of the RDA. Selenium: 22% of the RDA. Eggs also contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body… including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, Vitamin E, Folate and many more.

A large egg contains 77 calories, with 6 grams of quality protein, 5 grams of fat and trace amounts of carbohydrates.

It’s very important to realize that almost all the nutrients are contained in the yolk, the white contains only protein.

#2 Eggs Help You Lose Body Fat: In one study, 30 overweight or obese women consumed either a breakfast of eggs or a breakfast of bagels. Both breakfasts had the same amount of calories.

The women in the egg group felt more full and ate less calories for the rest of the day and for the next 36 hours (20).

In another study that went on for 8 weeks, eating eggs for breakfast lead to significant weight improvements compared to the same amount of calories from bagels. The egg group lost 65% more body weight, lost 16% more body fat, had a 61% greater reduction in BMI, and had a 34% greater reduction in waist circumference (a good marker for the dangerous abdominal fat).

Eggs also help curb your cravings and leave you satisfied so you are not tempted to snack.

#3 Eggs Can Lower the Risk of Cancer: Antioxidants in eggs may actually help to reduce the risk of both cancer and heart disease, two of the major killers in the United States, according to a 2011 study. Eggs contain the same amount of antioxidants as apples, and give you the good proteins that your body needs to fuel and repair muscles and tissue.

#4 Eggs are a good source of Choline: One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

#5 Eggs give you Eggcellent Hair – Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. If you are not a regular  egg eater you may notice your hair and nails growing faster once you become regular eggxpert.

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Posted By: Annie