Eating an egg a day can significantly reduce your likelihood of suffering from a stroke, new research has found.
A study conducted over more than 30 years involving almost 300,000 participants found that eating an egg for breakfast reduces your chances of having a stroke by 12 per cent.
The research also found that eating an egg has no link to coronary heart disease, challenging past research that linked the two.
The study, which was published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, was based on a review of previous trials conducted between 1982 and 2015.
One large egg contains six grams of high-quality protein and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, found in the yolk, as well as vitamins E, D and A.
Eggs are among the few foods that I would classify as “superfoods.”
They are loaded with nutrients, some of which are rare in the modern diet.
Here are 5 health benefits of eggs that have been confirmed in human studies.
Eggs Are Incredibly Nutritious
Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.
A whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken.
A single large boiled egg contains:
- Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA.
- Folate: 5% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA.
- Selenium: 22% of the RDA.
Eggs also contain decent amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc.
This is coming with 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats.
Eggs also contain various other trace nutrients that are important for health.
Really… eggs are pretty much the perfect food, they contain a little bit of almost every nutrient we need.
If you can get your hands on pastured or Omega-3 enriched eggs, then these are even better. They have more Omega-3s and are much higher in Vitamin A and E.