The egg, in all its adaptability, has had a bad reputation for quite a while now. Despite the fact that it’s compact, easily portable, packed with nutrition, so-called dietary experts have demonised the egg – we have been told for years that the egg is really bad for us, usually following misconceptions regarding cholesterol.
However, thanks to research in the last 10 years, we have a clearer picture of the benefits of eggs on the human body. It turns out that, despite the cholesterol, eggs are good for us. But why?
Not only do eggs have a substantial list of vitamins and minerals, it’s also packed with fat that makes you feel fuller for longer, while having a very low calorie count. It has also raised awareness for the real culprit for obesity and some other medical conditions – carbohydrates.
The excessive consumption of carbohydrates can be more damaging to your health than fats – that bowl of rice, mountain of mash, or stack of bread that you eat regularly. The reason for this is that carbohydrates are inflammatory, and when you eat a lot of carbohydrates your body soaks up a lot of water. It’s this excess of water that can cause inflammation.
Furthermore, inflammation could lead to premature aging, pimples, and increase wrinkle development. Furthermore, the amount of pressure it puts on your bloodstream translates to high blood pressure and a risk of developing other cardiovascular conditions.
The humble egg, on the other hand, is one of our dietary best friends – especially for those of you who are on the keto diet – because it is packed with clean proteins, has a low calorie footprint, and helps that full feeling last longer. As a result, your body improves its tissue building and regeneration, but avoids putting on lots of excess sugars as fat.
So, if you’re thinking about switching over to the keto diet, bring a few eggs over with you – you’ll quickly find that they’re your best friend on your new plan.
- Eggs are adaptable, compact, and packed with nutrients.
- Despite the cholesterol, eggs are good for us.
- They are packed with fat that keeps you fuller for longer.
- Eggs can help your body improve tissue regeneration while avoiding excess fat.