Improve Concentration with Eggs
Eat some eggs before that big exam or long work day! Eggs contain choline in the yolk. Choline helps regulate the brain and nervous system, which in turn aids concentration and memory.
With the advent of low fat diets eggs were maligned and were then found to be good for you. I love eggs and I have always had them, in moderation. They are a powerhouse compared with their calorie count of 75 for a large egg. They are full of nutrients; in fact they are nutrient dense. Nutrient dense foods allow us to feel satisfied without excess calories.
Top 10 Benefits of Eggs
1 High in Protein
Eggs have the highest nutritional protein sources of any other food. They contain all the essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein. We all know that protein rich foods make us feel satisfied for longer, hence they assist with overeating issues.
2. High in Choline
Choline is required for the normal development of brain tissue in infants. Eggs provide almost 100% of the recommendations for choline during pregnancy. Choline is now thought to be vital in the development of foetal brain and memory functions. Other studies suggest that choline may also improve both visual and verbal memory in grownups. A large egg provides 25% of the daily requirement of Choline.
3. Contain iodine
Iodine is needed for proper thyroid function. Many doctors feel that iodine deficiency is increasing. This is due to the lack of iodine in the diet and because certain minerals may be blocking iodine from doing its job in the body. Those minerals are bromide and fluoride that are present constantly in chemicals (bromide) and added to water (fluoride)
Selenium has antioxidants and antioxidants protect cells from damage.
5. Vitamin D
Vitamin D assists in the absorption of calcium and phosphate.
6. Omega 3 fatty acids
We have, I am sure you have heard enough about Omega 3 benefits but the main one being that it protects the brain from aging
7. Low Glycemic
Low glycemic foods assist in the prevention of diabetes, so prevalent in our modern society.
8. Exceptional source of B12
Vitamin B12 prevents cancer, assists in converting carbs into energy, regulates the nervous system and helps in attaining a healthy skin.
Vegans, elderly, heavy smokers and drinkers and pregnant women might require supplements of this vitamin.
9. Vitamins and minerals
Eggs contain 11 vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A and Folate
10. Lutein and zeaxanthin
Eggs contain the anti-oxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for our eyes and assist in the prevention of diseases to the eyes
They are all from Delia Smith an icon in the UK. A decade ago she published a series of books of How to Cook, many criticized her for teaching how to boil an egg. I think she is great!
An interesting article from an UK newspaper: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1256489/Eggs-superfood-boost-health-tackle-obesity.html