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The benefits of eggs are sometimes overshadowed by mainstream media attention to their potential drawbacks. However, eggs have many good qualities that make them a surprisingly ideal health food. From being packed full of vitamins and minerals to helping to fend off a stroke, eggs can be an amazing addition to your diet if you have your health in mind.

.Eggs Are Extremely Nutritious

Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet – they are loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients.

A single large (50 g) egg contains:

.Vitamin A: 5% of the RDA.
.Vitamin D: 10% of the RDA
.Vitamin B12: 10% of the RDA.
.Vitamin B6: 5% of the RDA.
.Selenium: 28% of the RDA.
.Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA.
.Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA.
.Brain Health Eggs are rich in choline, as one large egg can provide 35 % of the daily choline needs. This important nutrient promotes brain health, as well as other nutrients which can delay Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


Although some people gasp over the fat content of eggs and think they couldn’t possibly aid in weight loss, nothing could be further from the truth.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, people who ate protein-rich eggs for breakfast were better able to control their appetites while attempting to lose weight.

This was due to experiencing less hunger—greater satiety—after an egg breakfast (as compared with the control group who ate a carbohydrate-rich bagel for breakfast).

This led the egg-eaters to consume notably fewer calories after eating eggs—an effect that lasted up to 36 hours in some individuals

Your skin and hair improve

Eggs are rich with vitamins that are necessary for healthy function of the skin, hair and liver, and thy also allow the nervous system to operate properly.

You will gain more energy

A single egg contains around 10% of your recommended daily allowance of riboflavin. There are many B vitamins in egg, and they help the body turn food into fuel to give you more energy.

Lose Weight

Even though some people are afraid of the high content of fat on eggs, eggs can actually aid in the weight loss process. Eggs are one of the best foods which help in burning belly fat, and they can help you lose 88 pounds annually.

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition published a study which showed that individuals who consume protein-rich eggs for breakfast could control their cravings for food more while trying to lose weight, as they provide satiety.  Also, this group ate fewer calories during the day.

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