Eggs are one of the most versatile, readily available, and significant foods found around the world. They have been eaten for thousands of years, and although there are many different types of eggs, we’ll be focusing on chicken eggs as well as the many benefits of eggs, and we’ll throw in a simple recipe to get you started.
Chicken eggs are a common food used in cooking and are an important part of the modern food industry. They are also a nutrition powerhouse and are packed with minerals, proteins, and vitamins. And when it comes to storage, keeping eggs in a fridge maintains their freshness longer for up to 3 weeks. But keeping eggs close to strong-smelling foods can taint them, so try to avoid that.
Eggs can be cooked on their own, either through poaching, frying, boiling or scrambling. They can also be used with other ingredients to bake or make dishes such as soufflés, pancakes, sauces, omelets, pies and many more. With all that said, did you know about the many benefits of eggs? Simply by having them twice or three times a week is enough to reap those benefits. We have listed a few of them below.
Benefits of eggs you should know about
Weight loss: This is one of the most popular benefits of eggs simply because they are a protein powerhouse which will keep you feeling fuller for longer and energized. This will keep you from unhealthy snacking, which in turn reduces your calorie intake, meaning weight reduction.
Lowers Heart Disease risk: Choline, found in eggs, breaks down the amino acid – homocysteine – which is associated with heart disease.
Healthy Immune System: Eggs contain selenium, vitamin A, and vitamin B12 which are key components in keeping the immune system healthy.
Healthy Brain: Eggs are a great source of choline which is a nutrient that facilitates brain development in fetuses and newborns.
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Eye-sight Protection: One of the best eggs benefits is their richness in antioxidants named lutein and zeaxanthin. These protect us against some types of harmful high energy wavelengths of light.
Bone Protection: As one of the few natural foods containing vitamin D, which is the sunshine vitamin, eggs also protect your bones. It absorbs calcium and is important for maintaining great bone health. Eggs, therefore, help in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Healthy Hair and Nails: Eggs have a high content of Sulphur-containing amino acids as well as vitamins and minerals which promote healthy hair and nails.
Nutritious: A single whole egg contains a host of nutrients such as Vitamin A, vitamin B5, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, folate phosphorus, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K vitamin B6, calcium, and zinc.
Spinach, Feta, and Sundried Tomato Omelet Recipe
Salt and black pepper
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes chopped
2 tablespoons crumbled feta
- In a bowl, beat the eggs and add salt and black pepper. Melt the butter in a medium heat pan. Add the eggs, stir, tilt the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle with spinach, sundried tomatoes, and feta.
- Fold the eggs over the fillings and transfer to a plate.
- Serve with bread.
Do you know any other amazing benefits of eggs that we have not listed? Feel free to share them in the comments section.