A breakfast staple, eggs are enjoyed in different forms across the globe as a delicious and nutritious morning meal. But with health conscious lifestyles on the rise, it’s important to take a look at eggs from all perspectives. So what’s the truth behind the egg? Let’s find out.

Benefits of Eggs:

  • Nutrients: Packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, the nutrients found within eggs promote everything from strong muscles (thanks to the 6 grams of protein per egg- which is 13% DV), to the regular functioning of cells which aid in the nervous system and memory, to a healthy immune system from the traces of Vitamin A, B-12 and Selenium. If you want to split hairs, egg whites contain slightly more protein than egg yolks. One large egg white contains 3.6 grams of protein — compared with 2.7 grams of protein found in egg yolks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database. Although egg whites are a source of dietary potassium, the yolks are rich in vitamin A, phosphorus, iron, zinc and vitamin D.
  • Weight Management: While an egg breakfast can fill you up just right, one large egg only contains about 78 calories—meaning that the average breakfast of 2-4 eggs contains less than 240 calories. Served with fresh veggies, a meal of eggs can fill you up without making you go overboard on calories. Because of their high protein, studies show that meals which include eggs can help you feel full and will reduce food intake later in the day. On top of helping you feel satiated throughout the day, the essential amino acids that eggs are full of have been shown to boost your metabolism, making weight management a whole lot easier.
  • Protect Against Disease: As mentioned above, eggs are filled with vitamins and nutrients that help the body function at the highest level and . Cholesterol aside, eggs contain some unsaturated fats, associated with a lower risk of heart disease; also iron and a number of vitamins…