Eggs aid in thyroid health, protein synthesis, and proper regulation of blood sugar levels.
Eggs are pretty well known for their high nutritional content. They have protein, healthy fats, and are generally viewed as delicious, yet somehow are considered controversial. They have high levels of fat and cholesterol. This makes them controversial? Eating fat doesn’t make you fat and eating cholesterol doesn’t raise your cholesterol. End of story. Don’t believe me? Eat a ton of eggs, and check your cholersterol levels in a few weeks. This is not theory, it is a proven fact.
A brief list of prevalent nutrients found in eggs:
Choline-used in the synthesis of the constructional components in the body’s cell membranes.
Tryptophan-a biochemical precursor to serotinin. An essential amino acid that must be acquired from diet.
Selenium–a mineral that is needed in small amounts by the body to help regulate the thyroid hormones and support a healthy immune system. One of selenium’s most important roles is as anantioxidant helping to prevent cell damage due to free radicals.
Vitamin b2-needed for proper cell energy production. Also shown to guard against harmful aspects of oxidation in our bodies.
Phosphorus-essential for strong bones and teeth.
Vitmin b5-like other b vitamins, it aids in turning what you eat into the energy you need. Also aids in proper hormone health.
Vitamin d-this vitamin is tied to skeletal health, greater longevity, and lower rates of cancer.
Protein-Eggs have every amino acid needed for muscle growth and preservation. More specifically eggs are high in leucine, the amino acid most closely related with heightened protein synthesis. Each egg provide about 6-9g of protein and their amino acid profile makes them a more complete protein source than many other foods typically thought to be high protein.
Eggs should be valued more for their combination of these nutrients. The nutrients are all great in their own right, but the way these nutrients interact and compliment the others in a small perfectly balanced powerhouse form, is the real secret to an egg’s awesomeness.
Eggs are also relatively low in calories and contain no useless fillers or preservatives. They’re an excellent staple for any fat loss or muscle building diet plan.
Think, Sweat, Grow-Joe