Recently numerous health organizations have helped to change eggs bad reputation by providing evidence that dietary cholesterol is not bad and that it does not increases blood cholesterol. Scientists now believe it is saturated fat which increases blood cholesterol. Of the three types of fat (saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), saturated fat raises blood cholesterol and LDL levels. Eggs contain mostly polyunsaturated fat, which can actually lower blood cholesterol.
Including protein-rich eggs in your meals and snacks helps sustain your energy level and curb hunger, cravings and unhealthy snacking. Protein is the most filling nutrient. It helps control the rate at which food energy (calories) is absorbed by your body. Eggs are one of the few foods considered to be a complete protein. A complete protein contains the nine essential amino acids your body cannot produce naturally. Regarded as the “building blocks” of the body, amino acids help form protein and are vital to your body’s health.
You may also be able to boost your brain health with eggs. An egg contains about 113 mg of choline which is critical to our brain health as well as keep cell membranes functioning optimally. Two large eggs provide an adult with the recommended daily intake of choline per day. So take the guilt out and enjoy your eggs!