Egg: Why it’s the Healthiest Food in the Planet

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Whether you’re aiming to shed a few (or a hundred) pounds this year or you’re set for a gastronomic adventure, you know that eggs will and always be a part of your dietary plan. Commonly referred to as nature’s multivitamin, eggs have unique antioxidants and powerful brain nutrients that many of us are deficient in. Eggs are filling because their high-quality protein satisfies the appetite, providing all the essential amino acids. They provide us with every vitamin we need, apart from vitamin C, along with a healthy complement of minerals.

Why is it good for me?

Contrary to previous historical claims that eggs are considered unhealthy because they contain cholesterol, it has been proven overtime that eggs and dietary cholesterol do not adversely affect cholesterol levels in the blood. Eggs, in fact, raise HDL, the good cholesterol and studies found that eggs head no association with either heart or stroke in otherwise healthy people. This wonder food is very rich in antioxidants particularly in Lutein and Zeaxanthine which protects the retina of the eye against Macular Degeneration and Cataracts.

Eggs are packed with high-quality proteins, good fats, vitamins and nutrients. A large egg contains only 77 calories, 5 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein with all 9 essential amino acids. It is rich in iron, selenium, phosphorus and vitamins A, B12, B2 and B5 along with 113 mg of Choline—a very important nutrient for the brain. Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs are the best.

While eggs are busy being the healthiest food in the planet, it might just be one of the most versatile foods as well because we can do just about anything with it from omelettes to salads to sandwiches and many more. Eggs binds and blends mixes together as well as enriching the flavor. Beaten egg whites provide volume by trapping air.

Eggs can also be used as beauty regimens as its proteins are known to significantly contribute in the elasticity of the skin.

 

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