Myths are what we highly believe in; one of them is about the consumption of eggs. According to it, consuming eggs daily is supposed to accelerate your cholesterol and fat level. Thus, egg-lovers have been warned about not eating them regularly or else it can result in obesity. Most of such beliefs aren’t really true, same goes with this one. In order to prove our point, have a look below.
Minimizes the chance of a Cardiac Arrest
Heart diseases are one of the major causes of deaths around the globe. An egg contains a lofty amount of cholesterol which may become a reason of cardiac diseases, but the reality is opposite. Research by Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge proved that our body automatically decelerates the production of cholesterol after it has been consumed in a sufficient manner. Eggs comprise of a high content of omega-3 unsaturated fats that assists in lowering down the triglyceride levels in our body, as elevated triglyceride can become a cause of cardiac disorders.
Beneficial for the Baby during Pregnancy
0.7 mcg (micrograms) of folic acid or vitamin B9 is present in an egg that helps in the development of the embryonic child’s central nervous system. Deficiency of folic acid can result in the dislocation of cerebrum and spinal cord in the body of the unborn child. Hence, the consumption of eggs is necessary during pregnancy.
Helps you in staying young
In taking eggs can slow down the ageing process and also prevent from the dangers of skin cancer, says a study conducted in a health center of Berlin. Dr. Karoline Hesterberg along with Professor Jürgen Lademann discovered the presence of carotenoids which are extremely effective in retarding the aging progression. Our body cannot produce carotenoids which we have to obtain through diet for the protection of our skin.
Decreases the risk of Cancer
According to the demonstration of an examination assigned in “Breast Cancer Research”, consumption of eggs daily by teenage girls can reduces the possibility of having breast cancer later by 18%. Also, the ample quantity of amino acids, minerals and vitamins that it contain, helps to limit the female hormone estrogen produced in the body, as accelerated level of estrogen can become a cause of breast cancer.
Useful for the eyesight
Eggs are loaded in great quantity of lutein, Vitamin A and zeaxanthin, all of which are greatly beneficial for the eyes. The deficiency of Vitamin A can cause night blindness , while lutein and zeaxanthin contribute a huge part in vision and color during daytime by protecting our eyes from the damaging free radicals. The deficiency of lutein and zeaxanthin can cause cataract or other forms of muscular damage in the eyes.
Assists in weight loss
All those struggling to get slim should definitely include eggs in their diet. As eggs contain zero glycemic load, that is an estimate of how much a food can elevate someone’s glucose level in blood. High glucose level can make you feel hungry soon as it drops too quickly. Proteins contain lower glycemic level than starches, therefore eggs are perfect partners for loosing some weight.
The basic requirement for a fit body is a healthy metabolism. Choline is an important constituent of eggs that is useful in the metabolism of fats and proteins. It is responsible for transmitting stimulation in brain by converting into a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Choline is also necessary during pregnancy for maintaining appropriate weight of the baby or the child may become under-weight.
Nourishes hair and skin
Vitamin B 12, biotin and protein are immensely beneficial for the hair and skin. And these three are the major components of egg, making it vital for having glowing skin and shiny hair. Furthermore, protein and sulfur bonds present in eggs helps to restore the beauty of your hair, which have gone brittle by the damage of environment. Lecithin is also its important constituent that strengthens liver for the detoxification of the body.
Vitamin D and calcium play the main role in maintaining strong bones, eggs are enriched with Vitamin D that is necessary for the absorption of calcium in our body. This has also been proved by the National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda, Maryland.
Now it must be quite clear upon you that eggs are in no way harmful, in fact advantageous for your body in so many ways.
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