Seven Best Benefits of Eggs
If you're someone who doesn't eat a ton of meat, like me. You fish, you snack every 5 months on a little something that's delicious, but for the most part, you abstain from meat especially if you don't know where it's been, where it comes from.
Then you've got to have some protein, dear.
EGGS, baby. Stacked with protein. If you're a traditional, formal vegan, you abstain from eggs too. Any kind of animal product will not do for you. If that's the case, skip this post, and read the other soul foods listed. Otherwise, eggs are a golden chest of nutrients.
Guess what? It's not just the protein to rejoice over, but we're talking Vitamin K here. And B vitamins like biotin (skin, nails, hair), thiamine, and B12. And selenium (thyroid health) and vitamin D. All of these substances necessary for lots of different functions in the body.
Not only that, but depending on what the chickens have been fed, eggs could contain omega-3 fatty acids (anti-inflammation, brain and nerve health, etc.). If you've been duped the cholesterol myth, you are duped no more. Studies have shown that eggs actually lower the risk of heart disease.
It has been shown that damaged or inflamed low-density lipoproteins are responsible for heart conditions, not cholesterol itself. Lipoproteins encase and carry fats around the body. But cholesterol itself is actually important for hormone production and other functions as well.
Actually, eggs have something called betaine, which can reduce levels of homocysteine, a marker for poor heart health that damages the artery walls. Betaine converts homocysteine into its non-damaging forms.
And choline. Don't forget about choline. This nutrient provides flexibility and structural integrity for your cells walls.
So let's recap:
- VITAMIN K
- B VITAMINS
- OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS SOMETIMES
- CHOLESTEROL = GOOD
Try to choose free-range and organic eggs as much as possible. Anti-biotics are not necessary with free rangers, chickens that eat bugs and seeds and these natural things that chickens want to eat. The happier and more well-fed the chickens, the happier and well-fed you will be.
About freshness: eggs are rated y their freshness. AA, A, and B with AA being the freshest so go for those. Cook on low heat to keep nutrients intact as much as possible.