By Ann Sullivan
Various reports on what’s good and what’s bad for you seem to change with the proverbial tide as years go by. For consumers, this can be nerve wracking and confusing at best. Recent studies have revealed that certain things once deemed taboo, have now been found to be good for you. Keep in mind, with any foods, the more natural state, the better. It’s recommended to choose varieties which are free from additives, preservatives and artificial ingredients. It is further advised that you should check with your doctor before making any major changes to your diet.
Once thought of as a source bad for the heart and full of artery clogging cholesterol, eggs are now viewed as having healthy benefits and being nearly the perfect food source. A recent study by scientists revealed that eggs raise our good (HDL) cholesterol. In fact, they are loaded with protein, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals which aid in cell, brain, nervous system, memory and metabolism functions. Egg protein also aids in muscle development and prevents muscle loss. Medical News Today reports eggs contain all necessary daily vitamins and minerals to produce energy in all cells of your body. The A and B12 vitamins, along with selenium, are vital to keeping your immune system healthy. This in turn plays a role in preventing certain diseases. Eggs are also beneficial for healthy eyesight, weight loss and maintenance, hair and skin appearance, as well as preventing birth defects.
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