Eggs. Did you know that some wild animals can live one week off of eating just one egg?
Eggs contain every essential element needed to produce a living thing and support their survival.
Hence, an egg is one of the best foods you can eat to provide the nutrients you need to survive.
Eggs have many health benefits. The most dominant benefit of an egg is its high quality of protein.
More than half of the protein in an egg is found in the egg white, but the yolk is filled with a plethora of life-forming nutrients.
Egg yolks are rich in:
- fat-soluble vitamins A,D,E, and K
- B vitamins, including B6 and B12
- fatty acids like omega-3 DHA
- lecithin (healthier than soy lecithin)
- trace minerals
- healthy cholesterol
It is a wive’s tail that egg yolks contain too much cholesterol. There is plenty of research showing that egg yolks are not bad for you.
Egg whites are high in protein while being low in just about everything else. The benefits of eating egg whites are:
- High in protein
- Low in calories
- Good for maintaining your blood-pressure, cholesterol, and heart health
- Contains the essential vitamins folate, selenium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium
A vegan typically doesn’t consume any animal-derived foods or animal byproducts, and eats only plant-based foods. But, for those who want to eat mainly a plant-based diet, but want some flexibility, adding eggs can be a good option.
Ovo-vegetarians are fine with eating eggs, but exclude milk and dairy products from their diet; they get a hit of protein if adding an egg to their regimen.
If you are vegan, make sure that you are getting enough protein; consider regularly taking a full-spectrum trace mineral and essential nutrient multi-vitamin.
Adding eggs can be an option.
Benefits of Eggs
Here are some of the most common benefits from eating eggs:
- increases HDL (good) cholesterol
- maintains good eye health and improves your vision
- reduces the risk of Type II diabetes
- boosts muscle development and muscle strength
- reduces blood pressure
- keeps weight down
- lowers the risk of migraines
Now that you know the benefits of both egg yolks and egg whites, you can decide which parts of the egg that you feel will enhance your optimal health.
Personally, I reference the wild animals as my benchmark, and I consider their daily habits as the best way to model my health regimen – after all, I live on a wildlife preserve and do for myself what I do for my precious, endangered animals.
My daily goals are to:
- get plenty of exercise;
- sleep when the sun goes down and wake at sunrise;
- drink only water throughout the day;
- eat a variety of full-spectrum raw and natural foods;
- enjoy organic egg yolks + egg whites.
Here’s to YOUR health.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
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