6 Things That Will Happen To Your Body If You Start Eating Eggs

Eating eggs is a fantastic way to
give you a health boost. According to WebMD, each egg only contains 75
calories and is packed with 7 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and 1.6
grams of saturated fat. Not to mention it contains iron and other
essential vitamins and minerals. If you’re not eating eggs on a regular
basis, here are 6 things that will happen to your body when you do.

Boost Your Weight Loss: Did
you know that eating eggs can actually boost your weight loss? Many
people are surprised when they hear this because they’ve been told that
eggs are unhealthy and fattening. But a study done by the Rochester
Center for Obesity Research found that eating eggs for breakfast
actually helps limit your calorie intake throughout the day by over 400
calories. Researchers from this study concluded that by just eating eggs
for breakfast, you could lose three pounds a month. The reason why
eating eggs can help limit your calorie intake is that they curb your
appetite.

 

Help Your Body Prevent Breast Cancer: Research that was
conducted by Harvard University found that eating eggs as an adolescent
could help prevent breast cancer. You’re probably wondering how that’s
possible. Researchers at the University of North Carolina found that
choline, which is in eggs, can help reduce breast cancer by 24%. The
daily intake recommendation for choline is 550mg for men and 425 mg for
women. One egg contains 125.5 mg, so if you consume two eggs, you’re
almost halfway to consuming your daily intake.

 

Reduce
Stress and Anxiety:
A study was published in 2004 in Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, and researchers found that when people had
sufficient lysine sources in their diet, their stress and anxiety
levels were reduced. The researchers believe that lysine modulated the
serotonin in the nervous system. Can you guess what food has high
amounts of lysine?

Protect Your Eyes: There are two
types of antioxidants in eggs – lutein and zeaxanthin – they both have
protective effects on your eyes. Both these antioxidants are found in
the yolk. What these antioxidants do is reduce the risk of cataracts and
macular degeneration. A study published in the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition found that participants who consumed 1.3 egg yolks
per day for almost five weeks increased their blood levels of zeaxanthin
by 114-142%, and lutein by 28-50%.


Lower Inflammation:
Eggs contain dietary phospholipids – compounds which have huge effects
on inflammation according to studies. In fact, a recent study published
in the journal Nutrients found that there was a connection between
dietary intake of egg phospholipids and choline and the reduction on
inflammation. By lowering inflammation in the body, you reduce the risk
of cardiovascular disease, according to Paul M. Ridker, director of the
Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Harvard-affiliated
Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Protects Your Liver: As
mentioned already, eggs have high levels of choline. A review was
published in journal Advances In Nutrition, and it explained that
choline deficiency is linked to the build-up of hepatic lipids, which
have the ability to cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The good
news is that a study found in the Journal of Nutrition found that women
who had high choline diet lowered the risk of experiencing non-alcoholic
fatty liver disease.

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