5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Eating Boiled Egg

Eggs are extremely healthy food, so it is highly advisable to include them in your daily menu.

Here are 5 surprising reasons to do so:

 

1. Eggs are such a good source of quality protein that all other sources of protein are measured against them. (Eggs get a perfect score of 100.) Many studies have demonstrated the effect of high-protein foods on appetite. Simply put, they take the edge off. You might not be surprised to learn that eggs score high on a scale called the Satiety Index, a measure of how much foods contribute to the feeling of fullness.

2. Cholesterol became known as “bad” cholesterol because particles transport their fat molecules into artery walls, and drive atherosclerosis — basically, gumming up of the arteries. (particles, by contrast, can removefat molecules from artery walls.) But not all  particles are made equal, and there are various subtypes that differ in size. Bigger is definitely better — many studies have shown that people who have predominantly small, dense  particles have a higher risk of heart disease than people who have mostly large particles. Here’s the beauty part: Even if eggs tend to raise cholesterol in some people, studies show that the particles change from small and dense to large, slashing the risk of cardiovascular problems.

3. If you don’t want to play chicken with infections, viruses and diseases, add an egg or two to your diet daily. Just one large egg contains almost a quarter (22%) of your RDA of selenium, a nutrient that helps support your immune system and regulate thyroid hormones. Kids should eat eggs, especially. If children and adolescents don’t get enough selenium, they could develop Keshan disease and Kashin-Beck disease, two conditions that can affect the heart, bones and joints.

4. B-complex vitamins are also necessary for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. (In addition to vitamin B2, eggs are also rich in B5 and B12.) They also help to ensure the proper function of the nervous system. For more foods full of B vitamins, click here for this list of the essential 40 Best Foods for Muscle and Strength!

5. Largely because of their satiating power, eggs have been linked with fat loss. A study on this produced some remarkable results: Over an eight-week period, people ate a breakfast of either eggs or bagels, which contained the same amount of calories. The egg group lost 65% more body weight, 16% more body fat, experienced a 61% greater reduction in BMI and saw a 34% greater reduction in waist circumference!

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