Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Eating eggs helps having healthy lifestyle and losing weight

Previously eggs were recognized to have high cholesterol and be fatty food. Egg composition changed as hens are not fed anymore with bones but with seeds. Eggs are recommended as a part of a healthy balanced diet.

High protein diet,  by eating eggs
Eggs are low in calories, full of vitamins and minerals such as essential amino acids which can be obtained only from food which you are eating.
They keep you full for a long time as they are free of carbohydrates and contain a rich source of protein. Each egg has about 8g of protein and only 90 calories.

Real ingredients of eggs
Eggs were thought to be high in fat, especially the type causing a high level of cholesterol in our blood. The truth is that an average egg contains 6g of fat and 1.5g of this is saturated fat responsible for heart diseases and strokes. Egg is much healthier than
many other products like cheese spread, ham or red meat. It is a natural product consumed in an unpreocessed form, which is why it is healthy.

If you have high cholesterol you should cut down on products containing saturated fats like sausages; even those looking lean will not have a lot of fat. Lard, cakes, biscuits, creams, fatty meats, butter and generally ready made meals should be cut down, not eggs. Eggs do not have anything common with high cholesterol really.

Eggs are also recommended before and during pregnancy

Eating eggs during and before pregnancy is highly recommended as you will provide your baby with natural ingredients and plenty of necessary vitamins for its development. During pregnancy your demand for vitamins and minerals is higher, that is why it would be good to eat more of eggs. They contain high amounts of vitamin D, B2, B12, B6, magnesium and choline.
Vitamin D is necessary for healthy bones, teeth and helps absorb calcium. Even though our body can get vitamin D by itself, during the winter period we suffer from a lack of vitamin D and eggs are one of the few products which contain it. Lack of vitamin D
can cause osteoporosis and sclerosis.
Vitamins B12 and B6 help to absorb magnesium which is necessary for the proper functioning of our nervous system. Lack of magnesium can cause depression and a higher risk of postnatal depression. It is also needed for the production of red blood cells, whose lack is responsible for anemia.
Vitamin B2 helps body to absorb iron. A lack of iron can cause feeling tired, sleepy and having a lack of energy.
Choline helps to absorb folic acid, which is necessary for the healthy growth of the baby in the womb and a lack of it can cause birth defects. It is also important for a healthy brain function.


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