Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods in the world. In fact, some consider them a superfood. Eating them every day will bring lots of health and weight loss benefits.
Most studies show that it’s safe to eat up to 3 eggs per day. Note that you might miss out on some of these benefits if you don’t eat the egg yolk.
Here’s what will happen if you eat eggs every day.
1. Your cholesterol will improve
While it’s true that eggs are high in cholesterol, research shows that when we eat eggs the liver produces less cholesterol. Additionally, studies show that ingested cholesterol may not raise blood cholesterol.
A study found that eating 2 eggs each day raised the good cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) by 10 percent.
2. Risk of heart disease will reduce
Eggs help change bad cholesterol, LDL, particles from small to large and dense. And research shows that people with large, dense LDL particles have lower risk of heart than those with small particles of LDL.
The fact that eggs raise the good cholesterol helps lower risk of stroke and heart disease.
3. You will lose more weight
Protein is the most filling macronutrient. So eating eggs will help you consume less calories. One study found that the subjects consumed less calories after eating eggs for breakfast instead of bagels.
4. Your eye health will improve
Our eye sight gets worse as we grow older. Well, the egg yolk contains 2 nutrients (lutein and zeaxanthin), which help improve eye sight. I may also note that eggs are a great source of vitamin A, and one of the leading causes of blindness is vitamin A deficiency.
5. You’ll have better brain function
Eggs are rich in a substance called choline. Research shows that this nutrient helps build cell membranes and produces molecules in the brain.
Sadly, most people don’t get enough choline. Statistics show that 90 percent of Americans eat less than the recommended amount of choline per day.
6. You’ll be less prone to diseases
Eggs contain a nutrient that helps improve the immune system and balance the thyroid hormones. Selenium is the main nutrient from eggs that has these benefits. In fact, one egg contains 22 percent of the RDA of selenium.
7. Skin hair will improve
Eggs contain a small amount of many of the nutrients our bodies need. Vitamins, B2, B5, and B12 will improve your skin and hair health. Note that these nutrients also improve function of the nervous system.
8. You get enough omega 3s
Eggs from pasture raised chicken have very high amounts of omega 3s. Well, consuming enough omega 3s is very important. For one thing, it helps balance ratio of omega 3s to omega 6s and reduces risk of heart disease.
9. You will reduce blood triglycerides
According to this study, eating 5 pastured eggs per week for 3 weeks reduced triglycerides by 16-18%. Note that high triglycerides can cause diabetes, heart attack and high blood pressure in both men and women.
10. You’ll reduce stress and anxiety
Science shows that lack of essential amino acids can cause stress and anxiety. Well, eggs contain all the amino acids you need to fight the symptoms of stress or anxiety.