Why Eat Eggs?

Chances are, if you bake, you use eggs. Eggs are also great to eat on their own! Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrients and there are dozens of ways to make eggs interesting to eat.

Taken from healthline.com:

Whole eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet, containing a little bit of almost every nutrient you need. Omega-3 enriched and/or pastured eggs are even healthier.

Eggs are high in cholesterol, but eating eggs does not adversely affect cholesterol in the blood for the majority of people.

Eating eggs consistently leads to elevated levels of HDL (the “good”) cholesterol, which is linked to a lower risk of many diseases.

Eggs are among the best dietary sources of choline, a nutrient that is incredibly important but most people aren’t getting enough of. The choline in eggs can give your brain power a boost.

Egg consumption appears to change the pattern of LDL particles from small, dense LDL (bad) to large LDL, which is linked to a reduced heart disease risk.

The antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are very important for eye health and can help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts. Eggs are high in both of them.

Omega-3 enriched and pastured eggs may contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating these types of eggs is an effective way to reduce blood triglycerides.

Eggs are fairly high in quality animal protein and contain all the essential amino acids that humans need.

Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for bone health, immunity, and much more.

Eggs are a great food when you’re trying to lose weight. They are low in calories (about 80 calories per egg) and the protein they contain will keep you fuller longer.

Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals.