9 healthy benefits of eggs

Health benefits leftover Easter eggsWill the Easter Bunny leave colored eggs at your house this weekend? And I don’t mean the chocolate-filled kind.

Once Easter is over, what are you going to do with all of those hard boiled eggs? You should eat them! Twenty years ago, eggs were considered bad for us because of the cholesterol content. Now eggs are believed to offer many healthy benefits.

Reduce risk of cancer
Whole eggs are one of the best sources of the nutrient choline, which may decrease the likelihood of having breast cancer. Choline is mostly found in the yolk, so make some scrambled or deviled eggs. In addition, the selenium in eggs may decrease your risk of skin cancer.

Better vision
A recent study has shown that eating just one egg a day can boost the levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in your blood. Both of these antioxidants can ward off macular degeneration. Eggs may also help lower your chances of developing cataracts.

Stronger muscles
Protein plays an important role in building muscles. Eggs have a high concentration of an amino acid called leucine. It turns protein into more muscular biceps and legs as well as a stronger chest, back and abs.

Youthful skin
Eating eggs can also help you look younger longer. Eggs are filled with Vitamin A and copper. Both of these nutrients assist with tissue regeneration and help your body keep your skin strong and healthy.

Improved immune system
Eggs contain selenium, which can boost your immune system function. Eggs can also help you ward off skin infections.

Reduce inflammation
Inflammation can be linked to many ailments, such as heart disease and cancer. In addition, it can leave you feeling weak and fatigued. The choline in eggs reduces inflammation because it helps your body produce new cell membranes. This may, in turn, help you ward of diseases caused by or worsened by inflammation.

Improved brain function
The choline and lecithin in eggs may improve the way your brain functions. Eggs can also help regulate your nervous system and boost your cardiovascular health. Eggs contain omega-3 fatty acid, which can help you keep your brain sharp and improve your mood.

Healthy hair
Eggs contain a combination of vitamins that help improve the overall health of your hair. Vitamin D prevents hair loss, vitamin A improves scalp health, biotin creates thicker hair, and vitamin B prevents graying.

Lose weight
You can replace your morning carbs with eggs and lose weight. Eggs are a source of protein, and protein provides energy and keeps you feeling full longer. You can also exercise more efficiently because eggs help you build muscle and burn fat.

Are you ready to eat eggs now? But, how are you going to eat all of those hard boiled eggs? Here are a few dish ideas to add some excitement to your leftover Easter eggs.

  • Deviled eggs
  • Potato salad
  • Egg salad sandwiches
  • Cobb salad with eggs
  • Egg and cheese quesadilla

Do you have a favorite dish you like to make with leftover Easter eggs? Please share your ideas and recipes with us!

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