Eggs still haven’t really found their place in the world of healthy foods. First they were praised for their nutrients, only to be demonized eventually for the level of cholesterol they contain.
Now, they got their place back in the “healthy department” thanks to the vitamins, proteins, and good cholesterol they have. This means that you can eat the whole egg without worrying about the cholesterol.
According to recent research, eggs offer a lot more health benefits than you may think. Daily consumption of eggs can boost your immune system and lower your cancer risk.
Eggs offer all the nutrition your body needs to get you through to your next meal. They are an excellent source of protein, so they can keep you full and help you avoid unnecessary or unhealthy snacking.
Furthermore, they contain plenty of important vitamins and minerals, many of which are lacking in the standard American diet. This is especially important if you don’t consume enough fruits and vegetables.
According to a recent medical research, eggs may be able to fight cancer. This is believed because of the antioxidant properties of egg yolks. Namely, one egg yolk contains as many antioxidants as there are in two whole apples or 1/2 serving of cranberries. These antioxidants are important because they fight free radicals that are usually responsible for the growth of cancerous cells and tumors.
Another important thing you should know about eggs is their origin. Those eggs that come from hens that have been raised organically and in a free-range environment tend to be higher in antioxidants. The cooking method also has an impact on the antioxidants. Fried or microwaved eggs lose about half of their antioxidant properties. Go for cooking method that leaves the yolks soft, as fully cooked yolks lose much of their antioxidants. The best way to cook them is poaching your eggs and getting them out of the water as soon as the whites are just barely set.
There are many different ways to include eggs in your daily diet. You can use egg yolks to make a salad dressing or use them to dress up a sandwich or burger. Raw egg yolks may be the best for their antioxidant properties. Try eggs Benedict or other recipes that use raw eggs.
Knowing how to boost your immune system is very important, so consider adding one or two eggs into your everyday diet.