World Egg Day: Promoting eye health, weight loss and other health benefits of the super food  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- Eggs are extremely nutritious foods that must be a part of everyone’s diet
- Second Friday of October, every year, is celebrated as World Egg Day to raise awareness about the health benefits eggs offer
- Know why eggs are a super food and should be a part of your diet
New Delhi: Since ancient times, eggs have been a part of humans’ lifestyle, so much so that they have a day dedicated to them. World Egg Day is celebrated on the second Friday of October every year, which falls on the 9h of October, this year. The day is observed to celebrate how eggs have been feeding families all around the world and to spread awareness about their nutritional value and importance in the human diet.
Because of their ease of obtainability, eggs were widely consumed in different forms. Different birds were also domesticated for the same reason. The most common kinds of eggs eaten include the ostrich egg and chicken egg. Even now, because of its immense nutritional value, eggs are an important part of most diets. We can get an idea of the nutritional richness of eggs if we consider the fact that it contains all the nutrients essential to take a single cell and turn it into a chick. You can eat up to three eggs every day and stay healthy and safe.
5 health benefits of eggs that make it a Superfood
The benefits of eggs include:
- Reduces the risk of heart diseases: Low-density lipoprotein, commonly known as LDL cholesterol or the “bad” cholesterol facilitates an increase in the risk of heart diseases. The small, dense LDL particles tend to be riskier than the large LDL particles. Eggs, although mildly raises levels of the LDL cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart diseases as it tends to alter the pattern of LDL cholesterol from dense to large.
- Helps manage cholesterol: Consumption of eggs has been associated with elevated levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein), which is also known as the “good” cholesterol. Therefore, it helps manage cholesterol.
- Contains choline: Choline is an essential nutrient that most people aren’t aware of. It promotes brain and cardiovascular health and cell membrane formation. Eggs are an excellent source of choline and about 100 mg of choline can be found in a single egg.
- Benefits eye health: Eye health of a person may be affected by several reasons. If we consider age as a factor that enables the deterioration of our eye health, then we can counter it by some nutrients, two of which are the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. These two antioxidants have found to reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts and egg yolks are…
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