An Egg A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

Posted by: Beena Q (November 14, 2011)

Why should I eat eggs with the yolk?

Eggs could actually protect against heart disease, breast cancer and eye problems and even help you to lose weight.

For years people assumed eggs were bad for cholesterol levels. But a review just published in the British Nutrition Foundation’s Nutrition Bulletin found they ‘have no clinically significant impact’ on heart disease or cholesterol levels.

“Egg is a ‘Life Force’ that gives life and sustains life. It is the only complete food that is ‘of life,’ ‘for life,’ ‘with life’ and ‘in life.’ “ From Best seller, Eat This Lose That! Cardiologist Dr. Kota Reddy explains straight from his book why you should eat whole eggs daily.

Eggs are rich in nutrients. One egg provides 13 essential nutrients, all in the yolk (egg whites contain albumen, an important source of protein, and no fat).

Eggs are an excellent source of B vitamins, which are needed for vital functions in the body, and also provide good quantities of vitamin A, essential for normal growth and development.

An egg’s vitamin E content protects against heart disease and some cancers; there’s also vitamin D, which promotes mineral absorption and good bone health. Eggs are rich in iodine, for making thyroid hormones, and phosphorus, essential for healthy bones and teeth. Teenage girls who eat an egg a day may give themselves additional protection against breast cancer in later life, according to a study in the journal Breast Cancer Research.

Egg yolks contain the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin, which could help to prevent or even reverse the age-related eye problem macular degeneration (MD). This is one of the leading causes of blindness and occurs as a consequence of getting older – however, low lutein intake is implicated as a risk factor.

Eggs are also low in calories – a large egg contains only 75 calories and 5 grams of fat – and other research suggests they can help you lose weight. A study published last year in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition looked at the breakfast habits of obese women.

How many eggs will you eat today?


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