Eggs can provide a number of health benefits:

  • Strong muscles: The protein in eggs helps maintain and repair body tissues, including muscle.
  • Brain health: Eggs contain vitamins and minerals that are necessary for the brain and the nervous system to function effectively.
  • Energy production: Eggs contain all the nutrients that the body needs to produce energy.
  • A healthy immune system: The vitamin A, vitamin B-12 and selenium in eggs are key to keeping the immune system healthy.
  • Lower risk of heart disease: The choline in eggs plays an important part in breaking down the amino acid homocysteine, which may contribute to heart diseases.
  • A healthy pregnancy: Eggs contain folic acid which may help prevent congenital disabilities, such as spina bifida.
  • Eye health: The lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs help prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of age-related blindness. Other vitamins in eggs also promote good vision.
  • Weight loss and maintenance: The protein in eggs can help people feel full for longer. This can reduce the urge to snack and lower a person’s overall calorie intake.
  • Skin health: Some vitamins and minerals in eggs help promote healthy skin and prevent the breakdown of body tissues.
  • Good source of vitamins: eggs contain vitamins A, B, E, and K. Egg yolk contain also vitamin D, an essential nutrient. Low levels of it can lead to weak or brittle bones.

Consuming eggs appears to increase levels of HDL, “good cholesterol” and reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.

To experience the health benefits of eggs, a person should eat them as part of a balanced diet.

Egg-citing facts

  1. How old is an egg? You can test an egg’s freshness by placing it in a cup of water. If the egg floats, it indicates the egg is old and has a large air pocket, in which case you should pass on eating it. If it remains on the bottom, the egg is usually safe to eat.
  2. If you drop an egg on the floor, putting salt on it will help you sweep it right up!
  3. Are you a home gardener who enjoy enriching the soil with compost and healthy nutrients to grow stronger, more resilient food and ornamental plants? Adding crushed eggshells to your compost will naturally increase calcium and other essential nutrients that plants need.
  4. After you boil a bunch of eggs in their shells, the water left over is more calcium-rich than ever and a great option for watering your houseplants. You want to make sure that you let the water return to room temperature before you add it to your plants’ soil.
  5. There is more protein in a cooked egg than raw eggs.
  6. Cloudy egg whites indicate the eggs are at its freshest state.