Eggs are one of those foods which we have been forced to eat by our parents in the cold. Many kids vomit after eating eggs because they consider eggs “heavy.” Eggs are a no-no for most kids who would rather have sweet candies as snacks.
But those were the old days. In truth, eggs are excellent providers of protein and energy. The poultry industry has improved in scale and range, making eggs available at almost all places. With age, the many benefits (and some disadvantages) became clear. Incorporating eggs into your diet is likely to boost your health significantly. The list below will make it clear what the effect of eggs on your life can be.
Read on to find out how a large dose of eggs daily will change your life for the better (or worse?) and why many doctors recommend them. Number 8 is no doubt going to surprise you.
1. General Health Improvement
As eggs are one of the most nutritious, eating a good dose of 3 eggs daily is likely to improve your health. It comes with good amounts of vitamins A, B, D, E, and K. Yes, that’s the most vitamins that I have heard of in a single food.
These vitamins come along with ample amounts of phosphorus, proteins, and healthy fats. Eggs also contain many trace nutrients that play a vital role in your health. Essentially, this makes eggs the best food on the planet. So skipping out on eggs just because you don’t like them is only your loss!
2. Better Heart Health
Eggs contain high amounts of high-density lipoprotein (or simply “good cholesterol”). Having eggs daily directly contributes to higher high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Higher levels of HDL in the blood are linked with lower chances of stroke, heart attack, and many other health problems.
Eating the exceptional amount of 3 eggs per day could single-handedly increase HDL levels in your blood by more than 10%. This change could be expected to take place over six to seven weeks. However, overconsumption may also lead to increased “bad cholesterol” in the body. You are advised to consult your doctor before taking on such a diet.
3. Improved Eye Health
Many people tend to lose their eyesight with age. Some nutrients e.g. lutein and zeaxanthin help reverse the effects of increasing the eyes. These nutrients are found in impressive amounts in egg yolks. These two nutrients are also antioxidants that accumulate in the retina of the eyes, reducing the chances of cataracts and promoting better vision.
Eggs are also rich in vitamin A (as mentioned before). However, they deserved to be mentioned here again as vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of blindness in the world. All in all, eating eggs daily is definitely going to help you get rid of your glasses.
4. Better Muscle Health
Eggs have an ample amount of good quality protein. This, with all the amino acids present in eggs, allows you to build muscles better. Both of these are used to make tissues and muscles in the body. Consuming enough protein also deals with high blood pressure, weight gain and bone health problems.
Eggs are one of the healthiest sources of protein. With a single egg containing over 6 grams of proteins, imagine what wonders a daily diet of 3 eggs can do for you. Pair this heavy diet with regular gym sessions and you should have your muscles bulging in no time!
5. Lower Weight
Satiety refers to the ability of foods to cause feelings of the stomach “fullness.” This reduces the need to consume extra calories later on. Eggs rank highly on the satiety list and research shows that replacing bagels with eggs for breakfast can lead to immense weight loss.
This is because you will not feel like eating mid-meal snacks, saving yourself many extra calories. The high level of protein found in eggs also helps burn fat and lose weight. This is because protein molecules are hard to break down and the body has to work harder to decompose protein. Exercise daily with a high-protein diet to get the best results.
6. Brain Development In Children
Have you heard of choline? No? We hadn’t either until now. Choline is a really important food substance for the body and it belongs to the vitamin B group. Choline is used to build cell membranes. It also promotes the production of signaling molecules that are required for normal brain function.
Choline (and therefore eggs) are recommended by doctors for pregnant ladies as it helps in the brain development of the baby. A single egg contains more than 100 mg of choline. This amount is much more than found in any other normal, daily food substance. A dose of 3 eggs daily can help increase your brain capacity.
7. Unease And Coughing
Not all symptoms of consuming 3 eggs daily are good. If you are allergic to eggs, you may feel symptoms like rashes, vomiting, wheezing, coughing, sneezing, swelling and nausea. Some people who are allergic to albumin proteins may show the same reactions. You are advised to keep away from eggs if you show any of the symptoms above.
In case you take a really heavy dose, you may trigger the rarer symptoms like loss of consciousness, irregular blood pressure and breathing problems. Not many of us can digest eggs so easily and this may lead to discomfort in many people.
8. Salmonella Infection
Some eggs may contain a germ called “salmonella” inside their outer shell. Whether these germs exist or not is hard to detect as the shell of the egg looks completely normal to an untrained eye. The symptoms of a salmonella infection may include abdominal cramps, fever, diarrhea, and vomiting.
These symptoms fade away within 4-7 days without antibiotic treatment. However, these symptoms can be more serious for people aged 65+, toddlers, people with HIV/AIDS or an otherwise weakened immune system. You are advised to contact a doctor if these symptoms persist. Eating 3 eggs daily definitely improves the chances of getting a salmonella infection, especially if the eggs are undercooked.
A number of studies have linked high egg consumption to increase the chances of developing type-2 diabetes. One trusted journal’s study showed that men increase their chances of diabetes by 68% if they increase their egg intake. Maybe some good news is that this does not hold for type-1 diabetes.
If you are eating 3 eggs daily, this is probably not what you wanted to hear. However, there is a good chance that your body is resistant to these changes in sugar levels that ultimately lead to diabetes. You can also lower the chances of getting any diseases by exercising regularly and ensuring that the rest of your diet is well-balanced.
10. Unhealthy Side Options
It may now be agreed that eggs are one of the most nutritious foods in the world. What may make them lose their value is the side options that eggs come with. These sides mostly include bacon, cheese, etc. Both of these contain a large number of fats and reverse the good effects that the eggs would give you.
These can be especially bad for you if you decide to have eggs for dinner, right before sleeping. Carbohydrates burn at a slow rate during sleep, converting into fat. Around 3 eggs daily may mean that you can gain considerable weight in just weeks.
In conclusion, changing your diet to include 3 eggs a day can have considerable effects on your body, both negative and positive. Before making such a strong change, you are advised to contact your doctor and ask for his/her recommendation. If you feel any drastic changes in your health, always pause this diet. Remember, not everyone can digest eggs easily.
In moderate amounts, however, eggs are one of the best foods, especially for your children. Because of their high protein content, they make a suitable substitute for expensive meat and are a good part of a vegetarian, not vegan, diet.