According to research they can even help protect you against some of the health risks associated with ageing. Even consuming two a day won’t raise harmful LDL cholesterol levels or increase the risk of heart disease for most people. In fact, two eggs can help you slim, as they increase satiety – a feeling of fullness – so you eat fewer kilojoules throughout the day. Eggs are also rich in vitamin D (for strong bones) selenium (for cancer protection) and zeaxanthin and lutein, both which help prevent age-related loss of eyesight.
Research has shown that there are many obvious benefits to adding eggs to your daily diet, including these:
- Eggs are rich in proteïne, vitamins A, D, B2, B12 and also folate.
- The protein in eggs may help to keep you feeling fuller for longer, so helping you resist less-than-healthy snacks.