The Health Benefits Of Egg Whites
Eggs are wonderful things. They taste great, you can eat them in a variety of different ways, they don’t cost a lot, and they have a number of health benefits too. Of course, eggs do have a bit of a chequered reputation, with many people feeling that the amount of cholesterol and fat that they contain outweighs the good that they do, but this could well only be because those same people aren’t aware of exactly how good eggs – and more specifically, egg whites – can be for your health. We’ve put together some information to give you more details on exactly that.
Eggs are a fantastic natural source of protein – one of the best, in fact – and while it’s true that they do contain a reasonably high number of calories, they also contain essential vitamins and minerals. If it’s the fat content you’re worried about when it comes to eggs, then only eating the egg whites will fix that issue. It’s the yolk that contains the most fat, and the most cholesterol. By taking that out of your diet, you are automatically much healthier, happier, and in control of what you are eating. Egg whites are a great source of everyday nutrition that enhances overall health.
Choline is what is known as a macronutrient, which means it is needed in everyone’s diet, and in large amounts. Choline is found in egg whites, and its main function is to help with methylation. Methylation is a rather complicated process, but it is important when it comes to repairing DNA and enhancing brain function. So yes, there is such a thing as ‘brain food’, and egg whites is one of them.
Aging is caused by muscle tissues tearing. This happens over time as the tissues become weak. So finding a way to strengthen those tissues means finding a way to prevent – or at least slow down – the signs of aging. There are many lotions that will attempt to do this for you, but they are expensive and they’re not guaranteed to work. In fact, you might even find that your skin is too sensitive to use them. What then if you want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles? The answer is to eat egg whites. Egg whites keep those tissues better connected, and less likely to pull apart producing wrinkles.
Every human body needs vitamins to function properly. There are 13 vitamins in total, and most of them can be found in food. Each vitamin does something different for our health, and they are all required in certain amounts for optimum performance. Egg whites contain riboflavin, otherwise known as vitamin B2, and this is an extremely important vitamin indeed. Vitamin B2 is responsible for eye health, and getting the right amount should prevent cataracts. It also keeps migraines at bay, and prevents hyperhomocysteinemia. Hyperhomocysteinemia occurs when there are elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood, which leads to heart attacks, brittle bones, dementia, and even schizophrenia. So it’s essential to have the right levels of vitamin B2 (and other vitamins) in your diet.
Cholesterol And Protein
Too much cholesterol is not a good thing. We need to have some, as it helps to regulate our hormones and it assists in the digestion of food, but too much leads to major health issues. So not overdoing it when it comes to cholesterol is important. The good news about egg whites is that they contain not a single trace of cholesterol at all. They do, however, contain high amounts of protein. Good protein levels help to build muscles, give you more energy, make you feel fuller for longer (so you’ll be snacking less), and reduce food cravings, which is why Muscle Egg has a range of different protein drinks to keep you healthy in an easy, convenient way. These protein drinks, however, are made from pure liquid egg whites, which can be bought in a variety of flavors, perfect for drinking by itself or used in cooking.
Blood Pressure And Cardiovascular Disease
Having high blood pressure is bad for your health. It can lead to strokes, heart attacks, aneurysms, narrowed arteries, kidney failure, and cognitive impairment amongst other things. Therefore, if you suffer from high blood pressure, it’s important to try to lower it where possible. Egg whites can help with this. They contain as much as 54g of potassium per egg, and that mineral is one that helps to keep organs functioning properly within the body. Potassium also regulates blood pressure. With a good amount of potassium your chances of developing cardiovascular disease is reduced because it promotes the process of vasodilation (keeping the blood vessels wide enough to work at their best).
We all get tired, and the more we do the more tired we get because our energy levels are spent. Egg whites can boost those energy levels, so we can keep active for longer. You may want to do this for many reasons including so you can exercise more, or so you can generally feel healthier and less exhausted. For some, however, even doing nothing can make them extremely tired, and this could be because of an underlying medical condition. Until that is diagnosed – or even if it has been – eating egg whites can help with that terrible feeling of fatigue, and it can give you a better quality of life. Potassium is part of this, but sodium – also found in egg whites – is just as important. These two minerals work together to create increased blood flow and brain function, so those in need can keep active for longer.
Not only can egg whites help us internally with keeping our bodies healthy, they have other uses too – some of which may come as a surprise. For example, did you know that egg whites are good for the skin? They can, if rubbed on and left for a while like a face mask, remove impurities and give you a smooth, healthy, clear looking complexion. Egg whites make pores smaller (but don’t close them completely) which helps to prevent acne. Egg whites are also great for those with oily skin, as they help to balance the oil and reduce how much accumulates. As for hair, you can use egg whites there too. Using with shampoo can result in luxurious, thick, healthy looking hair that is shiny and bouncy.