Every morning, Americans vote with their mouths and stomachs, choosing what foods end up on their table. According to statistics released by the USDA, Food and Agriculture Organization in 2015, only 12 percent of individuals included eggs in their morning routine, the most nutritionally complete protein available.
However, consumption of eggs has risen 2.4 percent. To put that number into perspective that would mean an extra 700,000 a day, a strong departure from the days of low-fat food fashions.
This revival, due to in large part to their association with protein-rich diets that produce real-life measurable results, such as Atkins and Fight Fat with Fat, provides powerful nutrients for sustained energy and maximum antioxidant protection. But there’s more to the benefits of eggs that meets the eye.
Eggs by nature contain enzymes for healthy gastrointestinal function, which then create ACE inhibitor-like peptides leading to the stabilization of blood pressure.
Even though eggs contain cholesterol, studies have shown they have zero effect on raising levels. In fact, the International Journal of Cardiology found that eating eggs every day did not change endothelial function, an important parameter when evaluating cardiac risk.
Eggs are packed with protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals; specifically vitamin D.
A breakfast superfood, organic, pastured eggs have been shown to prevent cancer, and they contain a plethora of amino acids such as tryptophan and tyrosine – both important precursors to brain chemicals and essential neurotransmitters.
One of those brain chemicals, serotonin, is important for positive mood and establishing good behavior.
Eggs also contain a family of carotenoids known as xanthophylls, a powerful class of age-preventative nutriment implicated in the prevention of macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness.
As long as they are organically sourced and free-range, eggs can be a perfect breakfast food for most anyone looking to add a much-needed boost to their overall nutrition.