If you have been in the paleo world for a while, it is not so surprising. But for some people, it's still hard to understand that eating eggs every
If you have been in the paleo world for a while, it is not so surprising.
But for some people, it’s still hard to understand that eating eggs every day is good for you. Eggs for breakfast (including the yolk) is a healthier choice than a cheese sandwich.
An egg contains all the nutrients needed to make a chick from 1 cell. Pretty special right? Why then the “negative” reputation? Because of the amount of cholesterol in the egg yolk. An average egg contains about 186 mg of cholesterol, which is 62% of the recommended daily intake.
BUT: The more cholesterol you eat, the less cholesterol your body produces. This while cholesterol is really necessary for the functioning of your body. Cholesterol is a structural molecule that is an essential part of every cell membrane. Cholesterol is also involved in the production of hormones such as testosterone, estrogen and cortisol. The liver produces cholesterol itself. When you suddenly increase your egg intake, the liver automatically produces less. So it is not that AND your body produces cholesterol AND you get cholesterol through food. All this is neatly balanced by your own body.
So far the taboo part!
What are the positive properties of eggs?
Vitamins !, including vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K.
Lowers blood pressure, peptides in the egg help lower high blood pressure.
Loaded with proteins, logical 😉
Omega 3 eggs contain a high amount of essential omega 3 fatty acids, a nutrient that is good for your heart.
Nine essential amino acids, the egg is the only food that contains all nine essential amino acids.
Cholesterol-lowering, although eggs contain cholesterol, studies have found that eggs lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL (good cholesterol).
Good for the brain, an egg contains twenty percent of the daily recommended intake of insulin and choline. An adequate amount of choline is essential for the brain and nervous system
Lutein and Zeaxanthin, these are essential substances for the eyes and protect against the harmful effects of free radicals.
Tryptophan and Trypsin, Tryptophan is important because it converts to serotonin, a substance that improves your mood and converts to melatonin, which promotes good sleep.
Heart problems, the choline in eggs is crucial in lowering inflammation leading to heart disease.
Birth defects, eggs contain folic acid, a substance that helps prevent birth defects during pregnancy. An egg contains 44 milligrams (eleven percent) of folic acid.
Vitamin A, an egg contains nineteen percent of vitamin A from the AHD (recommended daily allowance), which plays an important role in promoting the immune system.
Good for your hair, nails and eyes.
Saturate eggs, while they are relatively low in calories at all.
You can prepare eggs in many different ways, it never gets boring 🙂
How many eggs a day is safe to eat?
Keep 2/3 eggs per day, and alternate with your diet, so you do not have to worry quickly that something can be detrimental to your health or that you eat too much of it. Funny; the man in this link ate 25 eggs a day and is perfectly healthy!
Which eggs are best to buy?
Always organic! The healthiest eggs are Omega-3 enriched eggs, or eggs from free-range chickens. These eggs contain much more Omega-3 and important fat-soluble vitamins. You also want the chickens that produced the eggs to be treated nicely!
It is definitely worth clicking on the link below. A super good and substantiated article!
Research on eggs
An investigation has been done in America about eating eggs for breakfast as opposed to eating a bagel (which is common in America eaten). 152 test subjects healthy overweight test subjects were divided into 4 groups.
- Egg group – This group took at least 2 eggs for breakfast
- Bagel group – This group took bagels for breakfast but in exactly the same amount of calories as the egg group
- Egg diet – This group took the egg breakfast in combination with a diet that took -1000 calories from the total.
- Bagel diet – This group took the bagel breakfast and also the calorie deficit diet.
- Test subjects were required to adhere to these guidelines at least 5 days a week.
After eight weeks, the egg diet testers saw a 61% decrease in their BMI. But we all know that BMI doesn’t say much about a healthy weight. So here are some more test results:
Compared to the bagel diet group, the egg diet group has seen 65% more weight loss, 34% more loss of waist circumference, and 16% loss of body fat (those are results). What you should pay attention to, the researchers say, is that weight loss during the egg diet only works if you also screw down your calories.
If you just keep eating the same thing, not much will happen like between group 1 and 2.
Many people who follow the paleo lifestyle already eat fewer calories anyway due to the increase in calories from fat / protein and the reduction of carbohydrates (which ensures that you do not have an insulin party in your body with associated seizures).
Based on these results, you can conclude that eating a breakfast of eggs helps overweight adults lose more weight and feel more energetic as adults who eat a cheese sandwich (or a bagel) for breakfast.
Ohh .. and to top it off … The researchers saw no difference in cholesterol, both HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) and LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) and triglyceride levels (which many people are unfairly afraid of). Eating eggs definitely does not raise your cholesterol, this is a myth.