Eggs are a favorite object of negative criticism: the coveted product is reproached with both the fat component and cholesterol in its protein part, as well as hormones allegedly contained in unfertilized chicken eggs. Let’s not complete the “attack” with rumors and move on to the real facts.
Egg products are the most valuable source of useful elements necessary for the smooth functioning of the human body. If we look at the numbers, only one hard-boiled egg contains (based on the recommended diet for each individual substance):
- Vitamin A: 6%;
- Folic acid: 5%;
- Vitamin B5: 7%;
- Vitamin B12: 9%;
- Phosphorus: 9%;
- Selenium: 22%
- Eggs also contain a decent amount of vitamin D, E, K, B6, as well as calcium and zinc.
What will happen to the body if it receives not one, but, say, three whole eggs per day? We are sharing a number of interesting research in this regard.
1. Your HDL (or “good” cholesterol) cholesterol will rise
Do not forget: eggs are a “pantry” of cholesterol with a “plus” function. The fact is that this type of cholesterol (in high density lipoprotein, or HDL) helps our body with the transport of cholesterol from different parts of the body to the liver. There a complex reaction takes place to eliminate the very “harmful” cholesterol for which eggs are so scolded. So, restoring them to the status of healthy foods, we conclude: the regular consumption of three eggs a day will increase the level of your lipoproteins, which are responsible for removing cholesterol with a minus sign.
What’s more, raising high-density lipoprotein levels significantly reduces the risks associated with cardiovascular disease. Three eggs are unlikely to work magic on your health, but they will give him first-class prophylaxis.
2. Ideal product for strong and healthy muscles
An average large egg contains only 72 calories, most of which are in the form of protein. It is the main builder and regenerator of human muscle tissue cells, without which it would be difficult not only to play sports, but also to change the position of the body in space as a whole. For people who are actively involved in fitness, consuming three eggs a day can be something like the “golden” rule (and this is quite justified).
3. Bones will thank you very much
Previously, doctors believed that animal protein negatively affects the health of the skeletal system. However, recent scientific studies have refuted this claim: it turns out that sufficient protein intake has a positive effect on bone density. And there is a logical explanation for this: animal protein perfectly absorbs and retains calcium, which, as everyone knows, is the first on the list of elements for strong bones.
4. Effective prevention of vision
Eggs contain antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which are scientifically proven to have a positive effect on eye health. These powerful antioxidants accumulate in the retina and prevent a large number of degenerative processes that can affect your visual apparatus.
5. And the best part: you will start to eat less
Indeed, eggs, thanks to their high protein content, help you feel full quickly and reduce the likelihood of annoying snacks for the whole day. Boil a hard-boiled egg, choose a juicy fruit and serve them along with oatmeal: after such a healthy and satisfying meal, you will forget about food at least until the next lunch.