Whole eggs have been bashed for a long time due to its saturated fat content and high cholesterol levels. But this is a myth and whole eggs are basically super foods that have been underrated for years. Recent research shows that whole eggs actually improve your health and cholesterol levels when part of a healthy diet. Check out some of the benefits of this underrated superfood:
- Helps with energy production – Contains B Vitamins by helping break down food for energy
- Keeps Thyroid healthy – Selenium and Iodine are both essential for thyroid health (thyroid the one of the main metabolic controllers in the body) and a whole egg is rich in both
- Hormone Production – Saturated fat, monounsaturated fat and cholesterol levels have been shown to increase the body’s natural hormones
- Build Muscle – A recent study showed that men who consumed 3 whole eggs vs 0-1 whole egg gained twice as much a strength
- Lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol
- Improves Prostate Health – due to the zinc content
- Improved Eye Health – due to lutein content
- Pantothenic Acid – helps with adrenal fatigue and fight stress
These are some of the main benefits, but there are many others I didn’t list. All these benefits come from eating just one whole egg. One egg yolk is the closest thing to a natural multivitamin you are going to find. Most experts now recommend 3 a day or more and with all these benefits you can see why.
One thing to note though is these are WHOLE EGG benefits meaning the YOLK. Throw away the yolk and your throwing away all the nutrients. This doesn’t mean you can eat egg whites, but make sure to include at least 1-3 whole eggs in your omelet.