The taste, flexibility of cooking, availability and the cost makes egg a universally popular food. Eggs can be consumed in different ways and is a favorite dish for bachelors and working couples. Eggs are basically from an animal origin but many vegetarians also eat egg.
Egg nutrition center (ENC) provides information on nutrition and health science. It also funds the health related researches which are mainly focused on egg intake, the areas of interest for research are protein intake, nutrient density of eggs and dietary cholesterol. Egg nutrition center also monitors the scientific findings and regulatory developments.
There are numerous health benefits of eggs such as:
Improves concentration – researchers says that eating breakfast that includes egg can improve concentration level, attendance, behavior and reading skills in children.
Maintains healthy weight – egg is the best source of proteins which contains all the essential amino acids required by the body. Egg is a good diet for those who are trying to loose weight.
Brain development – egg yolk contains choline which is essential for development and functioning of brain.
Improves eyesight – the antioxidants present in egg yolk are believed to be good for eyesight. It also reduces the risk of cataract.
Prevents blood clots – egg prevents the cardiovascular problems, heart attacks and strokes. An antioxidant called selenium present in egg resists the formation of clots.
Healthy pregnancy - choline is an essential nutrient which should be included in in the daily diet of pregnant women and lactating mothers. It contributes in fetal brain development and prevents the birth defects. Two eggs a day can provide the required amount of cholin.
Strengthen bones – egg is rich in vitamin D, which is important for bone strengthening and improving immunity.
Eggs are fantastic beauty products. There is no need to spend money on expensive cosmetics or beauty products because eggs are natural treatment for many skin and hair related problems. The beauty benefits of egg are:
To treat oily hair, apply egg white to your hair before washing your hair and leave for 20 minutes. After washing your hair apply lemon rinse to your hair and then simply wash it with luke warm water. For a natural shine to your hair, beat an egg and add lemon juice to it and mix it thoroughly. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave it for thirty minutes. Then shampoo your hair, you can see instant result.
Egg white tightens and tones the skin. Mixture of egg, honey and olive oil used as a facial mask, makes the skin glow.