Perfect nutrition. Perfectly packaged.
Eggs are an affordable, nutrient dense food. In only 75 calories, one large egg provides an impressive six grams of high-quality protein and at least 13 essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, egg yolks contain lutein and zeaxanthin, relatives of beta-carotene that have been linked to healthy eyes and a reduced risk of macular degeneration. It's perfect nutrition, perfectly packaged. Add all that to the fact that egg protein sets the standard by which the value of all other proteins is measured, and you've got near perfection.
Weight management: the high-quality protein in eggs helps you to feel full longer and stay energized, which contributes to maintaining a healthy weight.
A new study published by the International Journal of Obesity has shown that consuming two eggs for breakfast, as part of a reduced-calorie diet, helps overweight adults feel more energetic and lose more weight than those who ate a bagel breakfast of equal calories, according to the American Egg Board (AEB). Compared to people in the study who ate a bagel breakfast, men and women who ate the two eggs lost 65% more weight, exhibited 61% more reduction in body mass and reported higher levels of energy, according to the study.
Cracking the Cholesterol Myth
While cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one killer of Americans, many adults are confused about what foods to eat and what to avoid. A January survey of healthy adults conducted by the Egg nutrition Center shows that nearly one out of four (24 percent) Americans still avoid eggs for fear of dietary cholesterol, even though 30 years of research has never linked egg consumption to heart disease. As a result of this myth, many Americans are missing out on the beneficial nutrients of the incredible egg.