Eggs are an excellent source of Lutien and Zeaanthin which are carotenoids – these carotenoids act as antioxidants which can reduce your risk of developing #macular degeneration-MDA
Eggs are really nutritious and don’t cause heart disease
For years we thought eggs increased our cholesterol levels and caused heart disease, but recent studies indicate that daily consumption of eggs has no adverse effects on cardiac risk factors.
For years, people limited their egg intake, thinking it was a major cause of elevated cholesterol levels and subsequent heart disease.
In actual fact eggs are really nutritious and play an important role in among other things weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function and eye health.
‘Egg-cellent’ for your health
An egg is a nutrient-dense food, as one large egg contains 13 essential vitamins and minerals, six grams of protein and all nine essential amino acids – all in only 294 kilojoules.
While egg whites contain some high-quality protein, riboflavin and selenium, the majority of an egg’s nutrient package is found in the yolk:
Choline is a nutrient found in lecithin and plays an essential role in fetal and infant brain development. Adequate choline during pregnancy may also prevent neural tube defects.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are two carotenoids essential to eye health. In the retina, these two compounds act as antioxidants, minimising damage and reducing the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration…….
Read more: http://www.health24.com/Diet-and-nutrition/Nutrition-basics/eggs-are-really-nutritious-and-dont-cause-heart-disease-20160815
Source: Health 24