Advantages and disadvantages of eggs


Eggs – Eggs are commonly eaten in the winter season. The omelet and boiled eggs are popular in breakfast. It is rich in minerals, vitamins and beneficial for keeping healthy and covered by the eggshell which is laid by female animals such as birds, amphibians, fish, reptiles and may more. It has a hard shell, albumen called as egg white), vitellus, called as egg yolk and thin membranes. Mostly the eggs of chicken are commonly eaten by the people.

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Health benefits of eggs – There are several advantages of eating eggs are as given below

  1. The carotenoid contents are present in the egg such as lutein and zeaxanthin which is beneficial in reducing the risk of cataracts.
  2. An egg per day offers at about 6 grams of high quality protein with 9 necessary amino acids.
  3. Daily consumption eggs which decreases the risk of presence of the breast cancer.
  4. Eggs contain iron which is beneficial for the body cells to transport more oxygen and maintains the hemoglobin level.
  5. An egg has omega-3 fatty acids that decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
  6. There are rich source of sulphur, vitamins and minerals in egg which helps in growth of the healthy hair and nails.
  7. Egg contains vitamin A which prevents the ageing process.
  8. Vitamin D is present in egg which keeps the bones and teeth healthy and prevents the osteoporosis and tooth decay.
  9. Egg contains zinc which is the most necessary mineral helps in keeping the body immune system.
  10. It is beneficial in maintaining strong, healthy and energetic whole day and life.
  11. Egg yolk has choline which is beneficial in encouraging the functioning and growth of brain and increases the memory power.
  12. The antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are present in the egg yolks which is beneficial for the eye healthy.
  13. Eggs contain protein which helps in repairing the body tissues and maintains muscles healthy which provides skin to glow. It also beneficial for the formation of enzymes, antibodies and hormones in the body.
  14. Choline (B-complex vitamin) is present in egg which decreases the inflammation.

Disadvantages of eggs – There are some disadvantages of eggs are as given below

  1. Eggs is rich in calorie thus it contains fat and cholesterol. It increases the blood cholesterol which is threat for heart diseases.
  2. It has Saturated fat which increases the risk of heart diseases.
  3. There is a high calorie in egg which increases weight gain if eaten more eggs per day.
  4. An egg contains bacterium (salmonella) which causes food borne illness, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. The cholestrol in eggs affecting and raising cholesterol has been quite overblown in the past, and there is little empirical information to date regarding ill effects from egg consumption (in low to moderate amounts).

    Not that this is empirical truth for everyone, but I remember reading an interview with Jesse “The Body” Ventura and in it he talked about how in the 70’s he was eating a dozen raw eggs a day (!) for over a year, and his mother was a nurse, and so she was concerned about his cholesterol, so had him come to the hospital to get his cholesterol tested, and it ended up being better than average.

    Not to say that would be a good idea to do, always best to have a wide variety of healthy foods, especially whole grains, vegetables lean proteins, fruits, nuts, seeds, etc. and plenty of water, but makes one think about how much can be trusted regarding certainty of certain health information from a wide variety of sources.

    Great blog and posts, been looking through them!

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