Egg and its health benefits
Eggs are laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and fish, and have been eaten by humans for thousands of years. Both the white and yolk of an egg are rich in nutrients – proteins, vitamins, and minerals with the yolk also containing cholesterol, fat-soluble vitamins, and essential fatty acids.
Nutritional values in Egg
Chicken eggs, the most commonly eaten eggs, provide 155 calories (kcal) of food energy and 12.6 g of protein in a 100-gram serving. Eggs (boiled) supply several vitamins and minerals as significant amounts of the Daily Value (DV), including vitamin A (19% DV), riboflavin (42% DV), pantothenic acid (28% DV), vitamin B12 (46% DV), choline (60% DV), phosphorus (25% DV), zinc (11% DV) and vitamin D (15% DV) (table per 100 gram serving of a hard-boiled egg). A yolk contains more than two-thirds of the recommended daily intake of 300 mg of cholesterol (table).
Total Fat: 11g
Cholesterol : 373 mg
Sodium: 124 mg
Potassium: 126 mg
Health Benefits of the egg are as follows:
Strong muscles & Energy production: The protein within eggs helps keep muscles working well while slowing the rate at which they are lost. Eggs are nutritious. They help us build muscle. This is partly because of the high-fat content in the egg yolk, which might help increase testosterone. High protein: Eggs contain high levels of protein, which is the building block of muscles. Eggs are rich in leucine, an essential amino acid that helps the body use energy and muscles recover after exercise. Eggs have all the amino acids the body needs to build and maintain muscle mass.
A healthy brain: Eggs contain vitamins and minerals that are needed for the regular functioning of cells, including the brain, nervous system, memory and the metabolism. It found that a diet relatively high in cholesterol, such as eating an egg every day, didn’t raise the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s
For eyesight: Vitamin A helps in healthy vision. lutein and zeaxanthin help to prevent macular degeneration
For Weight loss: the high quality of protein within eggs has been found by researchers to keep people energized and feeling fuller for longer. Feeling full prevents unhealthy snacking and reduces overall calorie intake.
Immune system: vitamin A, vitamin B12, and selenium which helps to keep the immune system healthy.
Healthy baby: Nutrients within eggs help to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida.
Egg also helps you in your beauty care.
For hair: Take egg white and mix in a teaspoon of olive oil. Beat to give a paste-like consistency and apply to the entire scalp and hair. Keep it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water and a mild shampoo.
For dry hair:
- Egg whites is used to treat oily hair and
- egg yolks is used to moisturize dry, brittle hair,
- Egg used to treat normal hair for conditioning
- Use 1/2 cup of any egg mixture and apply to clean damp hair.
For face: Astringent properties in the egg help to shrink pores by tightening the skin.
Mix a teaspoon of egg white with one fresh lemon juice. Apply this your face where large pore affected. Rinse with water after 15 minutes.
For dry Scalp: Mix two eggs yolks, two teaspoons olive oil, and 1/8 cup of water. Balance the solution by mixing and apply the mixture to hair after shampooing, while hair is still damp. Rinse with warm water after 15 minutes.