Eggs and Health

The egg is the most misunderstood food, which has a significant nutritional value.It is low-cost food that could be part of a balanced diet but economic, especially in periods of economic crisis which we are going throught. One egg attaches 78-90 kcal and physical source of vitamins B2, B12 and D as well as vitamin A, folic acid and choline. It is noteworthy that the egg yolk contains 200-230 mg of cholesterol while proposed as maximum consumption the amount of cholesterol of 300 mg.

Eggs and Cholesterol

For at least 2 decades the egg, because of the increased content of yolk to cholesterol, excluded or restricted from the diet of people with cardiovascular disease, increased cholesterol and athletes who followed a special diet.

During the last decade, all of the above have been overturned by several studies that showed that eventually is not the cholesterol in eggs and generally in the food that increases blood cholesterol, but the consumption of saturated fats found in animal foods such as fatty meats, animal fats and fried foods, which are responsible for the increase of blood cholesterol.

Eggs and Athletes

The notion that athletes should consume only the egg white, in order to increase their daily protein intake in the diet and not the yolk of the egg is now obsolete. Today the consumption of egg yolk for those who diet to increase muscle mass is not prohibited.

Eggs …. and our eyes!

Scientific studies have shown that 2 antioxidant substances contained in the yolk of the eggs, lutein and zeaxanthin, which belong to the family of carotenoids, are good in our eyes and protect them from ultraviolet  rays. They also help reduce the risk of cataracts and prevent macular degeneration, which are associated with ocular disorders due to age.

Eggs and Weight Loss

It has been found that the egg is a food ally in weight loss because of the completeness of composition, of low energy value and of the saturation that causes. Studies show that proper inclusion of eggs in a hypocaloric diet increases the rate of weight loss as well as eating eggs for breakfast, keep us “full” all day because the rich in protein composition takes longer to be cleaved from the stomach.

The American Heart Association recommends

eating one egg daily as a factor

of healthy eating!

The egg is essential in our diet. Obtain a healthy habit: Enjoy an egg at breakfast or lunch and offer health to your body.