Eggs are one of the few foods that deserve to be classified as “superfoods.”
Eggs are loaded with nutrients, and some of these nutrients are rare in the modern diet.
Eggs contain potent brain nutrients and unique antioxidants in which many people are deficient.
In this article, we’ll see why eggs are among the healthiest foods on the planet. We will also talk about what would happen if eggs were your only protein source.
Are eggs bad for you?
Short answer, no!
In six clinical studies, researchers found that eating eggs was not associated with heart disease in healthy people. So, if you had to use eggs as your only source of protein, you’d be very healthy.
One whole egg contains all the nutrients required to form a baby chicken from a single cell.
One large boiled egg contains (1):
· 6% of the RDA of vitamin A
· 5% of the RDA of folate
· 22% of the RDA of selenium
· 9% of the RDA of vitamin B12
· 7% of the RDA of vitamin B5
· 9% of the RDA of phosphorus
· 15% of the RDA of vitamin B2
Eggs also contain vitamins D, K, E, B6, zinc, and calcium. So, what you’ll be getting at the end of the day will be 77 calories, 5 grams of healthy fats, and 6 grams of protein.
Eggs also contain trace nutrients that are good for health. I dare say that eggs are pretty much the perfect food. One egg contains a bit of all the nutrients that your body needs.
Eggs and cholesterol
Without a doubt, eggs are higher in cholesterol when compared to other foods. But that notwithstanding, they are still packed with healthy bioactive compounds and other disease-fighting nutrients (2, 3).
According to recent meta-analyses and observational studies, eating eggs may not increase or put you at risk of heart disease. Eating…