Eggs - Health Benefits

Posted by M ws On Monday, January 2, 2012 5 comments
According to The Protein Review:

  • Eggs are great for the eyes. An egg a day may prevent macular degeneration due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.
  • People who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.
  • One egg contains 6 grams of high quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.
  • There is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. Regular consumption of eggs may help prevent bloke clots, stroke and heart attacks.
  • Each egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system.
  • Eggs contain just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

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Angela also sent me an email that quoted information shared by Dr JB Lim, a nutritionist in Malaysia. I tried to google for the original source but the search led to multiple sites, none of which provided the link to the original article. Anyway, the following section has been extracted from that email:

1. Eggs and milk are among the best foods for the body especially to a growing child.
2. Eggs do not cause an elevation of blood cholesterol
3. Eggs do not clog up the coronary vessels as once thought. In fact the opposite is now true
4. Eggs are low in energy value, and is a factor to consider in the formulation of a caloric-restriction diet
5. Eggs protein quality is extremely high, and has a very high nitrogen-retention value. Hence it is extremely useful in post-surgical care, trauma, and in post-management of hypovolemic shock against negative nitrogen balance
6. Eggs contain vitamin D in its natural form. The benefits of vitamin D require several chapters on human nutrition in medicine to discuss. And I refuse to repeat
7. Eggs are cancer-protective, especially for breast cancer
8. Eggs are very rich in sulfur-containing amino acids methionine which is a very crucial amino-acid in blocking damaging free radicals. These are directly linked to the pathogenesis of heart disease, cancers, DNA damage, all degenerative disorders, and accelerated aging.
9. Eggs protect against fatty liver, slow growth, macular degeneration (degeneration of the macula area of the retina in the eyes. This is responsible for central vision for reading, face recognition and detailed vision), edema (water retention), and various skin lesions
10. Eggs promote healthy growth of nails, hair and skin
11. Eggs are rich in tryphophan, selenium, iodine, and riboflavin (vitamin B2)
12. Eggs selenium content is cardio-protective against Keshan disease, cardiomyopathies (diseases involving the heart muscles, cardiomegaly (enlarged heart), myocardial dysfunction (poor heart function) and death from heart failure.
13. Eggs are protective against Kashin-Beck disease (osteoarthropathy), myxedematous endemic cretinism (mental retardation)
14. The list goes on…on!

Note: I am merely sharing information and am no nutritionist expert. Please read the information with discretion.

5 comments to Eggs - Health Benefits

  1. says:

    adie Interesting read.Aren't we supposed not to consume more than an egg a week due to 'cholestrol' or something similar to that, where does that come from? Not that I was cutting my eggs intake! LOL.

    Thanks for the posting!

  1. says:

    pak yeh You must not eat 1 egg only You must eat 2 eggs each time. Otherwise it will cause boys eggs to be one big one small.

    Does this doctor prove the other doctors as stupid idiots because they said that eggs cause bad colestorol increaseas.???
    I wonder which is the quack doctor.???

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear adie

    Haha!! It is good to read and not to take the content too seriously LOL!! You are most welcome. My pleasure to share and a greater pleasure to hear from you!

    Have a great year ahead and stay in touch!


  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Pak Yeh

    Great to hear from you! Ahhhh don't worry - eat eggs and be happy :-) but do eat in moderation :-).

    Take care and please stay in touch!


  1. says:

    StraightTalking "Each egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system."

    Now I know why I sometimes behave like a moron, easily excitable, and short of's because I don't take the yoke ; thanks to the moronic doctor who's constantly telling me ,"Don't take egg yoke; it will kill you". He's right, I'm going to kill him now!

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