Easter Sunday is right around the corner, and the children are gearing up for The Annual Easter Egg Hunts. In their innocent little minds, it’s all about fun, the thrill of the hunt, finding the colorful eggs, and if you are lucky, candy. From an adult stand point, it’s much the same. After all, seeing a bunch of little smiling faces is enough to brighten up anyone’s day. However, we also concern ourselves with safety and health as well. Just think about it. There’s tons of children running around in search of eggs and prizes. This can surely be a recipe for an accident, but with our eyes watching, I’m sure all will be well.
Because the children are at play, which also means they’re having a work out, I find joy. I also find joy in the fact that unlike many holidays, the main thing the children are after is something that is actually good for them. No, I’m not talking about the chocolate bunnies with pounds of sugar sprinkled all over them. I’m referring to a good old hardboiled egg. Many people are oblivious to the many health benefits packed inside a little egg, but I’ll show you a few. Here are 7 Reasons Eggs are Good For You:
Eggs Raise HDL (The Good Cholesterol)
Studies have shown that those who have higher levels of HDL usually have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and various health problems.
Hard-boiled eggs are high in protein. Protein is needed to build muscle mass, but it also helps repair all tissues in your body and provides structure for cellular walls. One large hard-boiled egg provides more than 6 grams of protein.
One of the major vitamins in eggs is vitamin A. This vitamin is a component of a protein that absorbs light in your retinas, protects membranes around the cornea and lessens your risk of night blindness.
Eggs contain a high amount of a substance called choline. According to the Dr. Oz website, choline helps reduce inflammation in the brain, which is commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
For the Eyes, Hair and Nails
Eggs contain a high sulfur content and are a good source vitamin D, along with other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This helps grow healthy hair and nails. Eggs are also especially beneficial to the eyes. Eating one daily may prevent macular degeneration, because eggs contain the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin.
Egg Keep You Feeling Full
The protein and fat in eggs helps sustain your energy levels, keeping you satisfied longer and reducing the need for a mid-morning snack.
Eggs are Inexpensive
Compared to other high protein foods such as red meat, even free range eggs are more budget friendly. So don’t wait until its time again for that Easter egg hunt to stock up on a supply of eggs, keep them handy in your fridge all year long!