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Egg Health Benefits

Eggs are extremely nutritious and can be found readily in every part of the world. They taste good and at the same time are packed with a whole list of essential components. Eggs are a known to be a nutritional powerhouse they also help to cure ailments. The nutritional value of eggs is vast. Eggs are a rich source of proteins and amino acids, which are indispensable for a healthy and strong body.
Eggs are known to protect from breast cancer and even Alzheimer’s disease! Older people are recommended to eat eggs on a daily basis. Eggs are also known to correct heart arrhythmia and also raise good cholesterol.

The list of egg health benefits is never-ending, eggs are known to improve eye sight and prevent disease likes cataract.
Eggs are rich in vitamin D content and thus consuming them daily makes teeth and bones healthy. Consuming just the egg white also is quite beneficial, eggs whites contain a lot of amino acids which are the building blocks of all proteins, the fat content in the egg whites is really low and hence they are suitable for a low-fat diet. The benefits of egg whites are pertinent to those on a low-protein diet and cannot consume egg yolk. People with certain health conditions such as high cholesterol levels may be instructed by their doctors to consume only egg whites and not egg yolks. The egg whites make up two-thirds of the egg’s weight and contain proteins, vitamins, trace minerals, fatty materials and also glucose. It is important to know the nutritional value of egg whites when planning your diet. Eggs propitiate the normal functioning of the immune system; the zinc content in the eggs aids this. According to various sources, whole eggs in moderate proportions help you lose weight and stay in shape. Due to the sulfur content in eggs and the presence of vitamins and minerals in eggs, eating eggs promotes healthy hair and nails. An important antioxidant called selenium is found in eggs. This antioxidant helps to curb blood clots, strokes and heart attacks. Eggs are rich sources of choline; this is an important nutrient which helps in regulating the brain, the nervous system and the cardiovascular system. 

Egg whites help in muscle building and hence are consumed by body builders. The B vitamins in eggs help reduce stress levels in individuals. They ensure proper blood flow and thus enhance overall health. Egg health benefits cannot be ignored and consuming eggs in proportionate amounts on a daily basis keeps your body healthy and makes it age at a slower pace.
Submitted on January 16, 2014