The Incredible Edible Egg!

1. Eggs are among the best foods for the body especially to a growing child.

2. Eggs do not cause an elevation of blood cholesterol.


3. Eggs do not clog up the coronary vessels as once thought. In fact the opposite is now true.


4. Eggs are low in energy value and is a factor to consider in the formulation of a caloric-restriction diet.


5. Eggs protein quality is extremely high and has a very high nitrogen-retention value. Hence it is extremely useful in post-surgical care, trauma and in post-management of hypovolemic shock against negative nitrogen balance.


6. Eggs contain vitamin D in its natural form. The benefits of vitamin D require several chapters on human nutrition in medicine to discuss.


7. Eggs are cancer-protective, especially for breast cancer.


8. Eggs are very rich in sulfur-containing amino acids methionine which is a very crucial amino-acid in blocking damaging free radicals. These are directly linked to the pathogenesis of heart disease, cancers, DNA damage, all degenerative disorders and accelerated aging.


9. Eggs protect against fatty liver, slow growth, macular degeneration (degeneration of the macula area of the retina in the eyes. This is responsible for central vision for reading, face recognition and detailed vision), edema (water retention) and various skin lesions


10. Eggs promote healthy growth of nails, hair and skin.


11. Eggs are rich in tryphophan, selenium, iodine and riboflavin (vitamin B2).


12. Eggs selenium content is cardio-protective against Keshan disease, cardiomyopathies (diseases involving the heart muscles, cardiomegaly (enlarged heart), myocardial dysfunction (poor heart function) and death from heart failure.


13. Eggs are protective against Kashin-Beck disease (osteoarthropathy), myxedematous endemic cretinism (mental retardation).


More Health Benefits of Eggs 


1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may prevent 
macular degeneration due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.

2. In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.


3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.


4. According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there is no significant link between egg consumption and 
heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke and heart attacks.

5. They 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.


6. They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.


7. New research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person's lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.


8. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.


9. Eggs may prevent 
breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.

10. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficit in foods containing sulphur or B12.


Source: Dr. JB Lim (the current TOP Nutritionist in Malaysia)

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