Protein In Egg And More Health Benefits

What will you get with one egg? How much of protein in egg? Every 5.5 grams of protein in one egg, you will gain 68 calories or lower. So, Egg is a high in protein food but low in calories! Egg special benefit is also choline. Choline is the nutrient that your body needs every day but the body just can’t produce it enough. Choline is a very important nutrient for our nervous system. If your body is lacking with choline, you will be lacking in another important nutrient which
is the folic acid.
As you know, egg components are egg white and egg yolks. Each of the components has their own amount of nutrients. A lot of myths going own between them and comparing which one is healthier. The truth is both of it are equally healthy. Let’s take a closer look at the egg yolk and the egg white.

Egg Whites
Egg whites are the one that has low-calorie and it is also a fat-free food. Most of the protein is contain in the egg whites. For one egg white, it has 4 grams of protein with only 17 calories. It is also rich in Folate, Selenium, Riboflavin, Niacin, and Potassium

Egg Yolks
Egg yolk is the one that people said the bad side of the egg. Egg yolks carry the fat and cholesterol in the egg as we all know. However, that is not the only nutrient that it has. The egg yolks also contain other nutrients that egg whites don’t such as Vitamins, Carotenoids, Thiamin, Calcium and many more. 

Comparison of Other Nutrients That High in Egg Yolk and Egg Whites
Egg Yolk

Vitamin A,D,E,K
DHA and AA
Thiamin, Riboflavin
Panthothenic Acid
B6, B12, Folate

Calcium, Iron, Phosporus

Zink, Copper, Manganese
Egg White

Riboflavin, Niacin


Potassium, Sodium
Copper, Manganese

Eggs and the Bad Cholesterol Myth
Protein in egg is the best nutrient discovery of all time. But egg also has the bad cholesterol myth. Egg whites and egg yolks are completing each other with the nutrients that they carry. It is recommended to eat around 2-6 eggs per week. How about the cholesterol? Our body produce cholesterol for certain functions inside of the body. If we consume eggs, it can provide us with 62% cholesterol that our body need daily.

Egg has the bad impression because people believe it carries a lot of cholesterol and it can cause heart diseases. This is not what the researchers have in their results.

Many observational studies and researchers show that people who consumed eggs don’t have an increased risk or the risk of heart disease. People who consume healthy diet or the balance diet are allowed to eat eggs until 6 egg yolk per week.

Eggs do increase HDL.HDL is also known as the high-density lipoprotein or the good cholesterol. When HDL level is high in your body, the LDL or low-density lipoprotein aka the bad cholesterol level will stay low.  

HDL or the good cholesterol is the one that maintain the inner walls of the blood vessels. It protects the inner walls from any damages that potentially lead to atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the condition that causes heart attacks and strokes. To avoid heart attack, HDL is what your body need, not the LDL. Egg is one of the foods that provide HDL production in the body.

Even you eat 3 eggs per day, the science said it is perfectly safe for you to consume it that much to stay healthy. What you have to avoid is eating egg with unhealthy food such as fried food and junk food. You should eat the egg with balanced diet and avoid too much meat and seafood.

The diabetic patient also has to be careful in consuming eggs. They are the group that in risk for heart attack if they don’t control their eating or they don’t eat healthily. Some studies shown that normal people who eat eggs doesn’t have any risk of heart problem except for the diabetic patient. There is an increased risk in heart attack among diabetic patient who love to consume egg every day.

Eggs Health Benefits
So you know that eggs have a lot of nutrients that good for your body. It is good to be eaten and also can be used as a beauty care at home. Below is the list of eggs benefits in beauty and health.

Health benefits of eggs               
1.    Strong muscles: Your muscles are built from protein. Egg is a perfect protein source to keep your muscles grows stronger and working very well. If you are a very active person, you should eat eggs to replace the protein that you lost in your muscle due to the heavy work.
       A healthy brain: Your brain needs vitamin and minerals for it to function. Including keeping the cell healthy, to ensure that the nervous system is functioning well, to keep your memory in a good condition and improve metabolism. Egg contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that your brain need in a single consume.

3.       Source of Energy: Eggs also the food that can produce a lot of energy to your body. Protein in egg playing a big part of supplying energy for the body. The vitamin and mineral inside the egg can produce the energy for your body usage every day. If you are an active person, egg is good for you.

4.    A healthy immune system: You can improve your immune system by consuming egg. As you already know, egg contains the Vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B12 and other minerals such as selenium. All of these nutrients are the key for a healthy immune system.

5.       Lower risk of heart disease: Egg helps in increasing HDL level in the body. That means, the chance for LDL to increase is low. A low level of LDL will avoid you from getting atherosclerosis that leading to heart attack. Besides, egg provides the vitamins and mineral for a good immune system that also help to avoid heart disease.

6.       Goof for pregnancy: Egg provides the nutrients that the mother needs during pregnancy. It is also good for the baby development because it has a lot of nutrients. The nutrients can prevent birth defects and helping a healthy development for the baby.

7.       Healthy eyesight: Egg contains Vitamin A which is good for the eyesight and promotes a healthy vision. Other than full of helpful vitamins, egg also contains lutein and zeaxanthin. There is an eye condition that can be prevented by lutein and zeaxanthin which is the macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is an eye condition that causes the age-related blindness.

8.       Weight loss and curb hunger: You can consume egg to curb your appetite to achieve weight loss mission. The one who consume egg will have enough energy to work through the day. It is also potential to keep them feeling full and energized longer. If you want to add something into your salad, egg is the better choice.

Beauty benefits of eggs               
1.       Moisturizer: You can use it as the skin moisturizer. It is very healthy for the skin because the raw egg has the nutrients that your skin needs. It has the protein that perfectly moisturized the skin in every layer. Egg white is the part that carries the protein in an egg. So separate the egg white from egg yolk and use the egg white only to make your own face mask at home. You can enhance the nutrients for your skin to absorb by adding a few drops of lemon juice, a little yogurt and turmeric. It is not only a good beauty remedy for the skin, but also for the hair. You can apply it on the root of your hair and spread it all over your hair. Leave it for an hour and wash it off.
2.       Skin tightness: Toner in the market is usually formulated with a lot of chemicals. So it is not very healthy for you to use because the harmful side effects from the chemicals. You can use egg to promote skin tightness naturally. Whip an egg until it becomes frothy. After it is extremely frothy, you can apply it on your face and neck. Make sure you apply it evenly and let it dry. After it becomes hard and dry enough, you can apply some lukewarm water to remove the egg toner.
You can immediately feel how tight your skins with this beauty remedy.

3.       Reduction Puffy Eyes and Discomfort: Blame it to the technology that surrounding you such as the computer screen, smart phone and the tablets. You are exposing your eyes with the factor that can make your eyes become puffy and uncomfortable. To reduce this condition, you can apply a thin layer of egg white under your eye. Let it stay for 10 minutes before you wash it with water.

4.       Removing whitehead: Everyone have problems with whitehead especially the teenagers. This is the simple solution to remove the whitehead of the nose or the chin. All you need are egg white and lemon juice. Mix it well and then apply it to the whitehead area. Let it dry and apply a little of lukewarm water to remove the white egg mask. You can see the white head is entirely removed from your skin.
     If you do have another usage of egg white and egg yolks, please share it with us in the comment.  Egg is very healthy for the body and it has a lot of usage. We should not fear of it because egg is definitely a healthy food. Protein in egg is the source of energy and build a healthy body while the other nutrients support a healthy body development. So, enjoy your healthy food today.

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