3 Nutritional Reasons to Eat Eggs

Remember the scene in one of the worst movies ever to win the Oscar for Best Picture, “Rocky,” where he drinks the raw eggs? Listen, salmonella can bring down more hurt on your stomach area than Blubber Lang swinging wildly, but that doesn’t mean you should stay away from eggs. Eggs can cause digestive discomfort and a gas stinkier than an opinion from Glenn Beck, but unlike Beck, there are some positive things about eggs as well. And no egg ever mistook Thomas Paine for a conservative. In fact, you can find enough positive material within the egg to make its reputation as nothing but a portable cholesterol-delivery system obsolete.

Well, almost.

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid is one of those ingredients you see on a number of products that you normally overlook. Not the best strategy in the world. Slow down and take the time to examine ingredients more closely. What is pantothenic acid, you ask? Glad you asked, actually. As you might expect, it is an acid, but don’t let that scare you, Jack! Pantothenic acid, also known vitamin B5, is especially good for kids because of the way that it facilitates the process of metabolism. That process is vital for establishing normal development of the body and for helping along the way that growth develops without obstruction. Feed a growing kid eggs for breakfast and you are helping to create a kid who hits all those development marks right on the head. Adults also need pantothenic acid in order to maintain the normal course of development. And here’s a key to why eggs come in handy: every time you take a trip to the bathroom to send a little water through your system, you are losing a little bit of vitamin B5. The body cannot effectively store pantothenic acid so eggs are a great method for replenishing what the bladder takes away.

Vitamin A

You cannot get enough vitamin A. Well, of course, you can get too much, but most people don’t. One of the most delicious ways to get just the right amount of vitamin A is by consuming eggs. By the way, I think I should take the this moment to let you know that the Egg Council creeps did not get to me. This article is for informational purposes only. I am in no way endorsing the consumption of eggs. You can live a quite full life without ever eating eggs as long as you don’t mind cake that tastes like crud. Vitamin A has been said to provide assistance in improving how well you see at night as well as help your immune system fight off nasty invasions by infectious germs and bacteria. Want to know a little secret about getting your daily recommended allowance of vitamin A? Eat four large egg yolks and you are pretty much there even if you don’t take in any other food containing vitamin A.

Selenium

You don’t know much about selenium, most likely, but you should. Selenium is a mineral that is found in abundance in eggs and is useful for is antioxidant effect on the body. Antioxidants are little soldiers in your body army that is constantly at war with free radicals. What are free radicals? You don’t need a dictionary definition. What you do need is to picture foods that offer antioxidant protection as fearsome warriors beating back attacks by sneaky little ninjas known as free radicals who want to take control of your red blood cells and the membranes surrounding your cells. Toxicity is the name of the game of free radicals and any food containing selenium is another weapons in the battle that keeps toxic invasion of your body at bay. How any eggs do you need to get the power of selenium to combat free radical damage to your cells? Try this on for size: Eat one big egg and you are nearly at your daily RDA of selenium.