Studies show that eggs are not the link to high cholesterol. In fact, 70% of the healthy population does not experience a rise in bad (or LDL) cholesterol levels from consuming eggs. Here are seven reasons to eat eggs every day.
1. Eggs are nutrient dense with more vitamins, minerals, and amino acids per calorie than most other foods. Each egg has only 70 calories, perfect for portion control.
2. The “good” cholesterol, called HDL, goes up in people who have three or more eggs a day. HDL absorbs bad cholesterol in the blood and carries it back to the liver. The liver then flushes it from the body.
3. Eggs are rich in choline, which is a very important nutrient for pregnant women and breastfeeding women because of the big role it plays in brain development. It helps the nerve cells in your brain talk to each other.
4. Eggs are rich in protein. One egg contains 6.5 grams of protein. If you have a three-egg omelet, you are getting 19.5 grams of protein, which is almost half of your daily limit.
5. Have them for breakfast and you’ll feel full longer. That’ll make you more likely to eat less throughout the day.
6. Eggs are rich in Vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin which help keep our eyes from getting cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
7. Eggs have vitamin D, which is also good for brain health.