The egg is one of the healthiest food on the planet, produced by a bird, and considered food.
The global production of chicken eggs in 2017 was 80.1 million tonnes.
And the chicken egg is the most popular and widely consumed egg because of its cheap price, full nutrients, and easily available.
It has many benefits such as – smoothing your hair, decreasing the risk of total stroke, and more.
1. Egg White and Yolks
It considers that egg white is healthier than egg yolk, which is high in protein around – 67% of a whole egg, and low in calories, which makes it an excellent food for weight loss.
However, egg white of the egg in infants is the most common cause of allergies.
The Yolk membrane contains a compound called sulfated glycopeptides that helps to strengthen the immune system.
However, the yolk also has a side effect, because it contains a high level of cholesterol, which enhances the risk of heart disease, and diabetes.
2. World Records
NOTE: An egg created a world record for getting the most likes on Instagram with 59 million likes, earlier, the record for getting the most likes was in the name of Kylie Jenner with 18.6 million likes.
Chris Godfrey is the owner of that account.
The record for the largest egg in the world is the ostrich egg, and in Sweden, on 17 May 2008, the world’s largest egg record weight was 2.589 kg.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest egg laid by a bird belongs to the hummingbird.
3. Nutrition Facts
A 100-gram egg means – 2 average eggs – contain:
|Nutritional Value||100 g|
100-gram eggs contain 1.1-grams of carbs, and about 13-gram protein, and eating an egg is ideal for a Ketogenic lifestyle.
4. Health Effects
There are multiple benefits of eating eggs which include:
Smooth Your Hair
The yolk contains several components which make hair rich and stimulate hair growth because it contains sulfur, which is an important component for hair.
I have personally experienced that it makes hair smooth and shiny.
- Just add 1 to 2 egg yolks according to your hair volume, and mix it well.
- Put your egg mixture into your hair, and cover the hair for 10 to 20 minutes.
- Wash your hair with cold water, because washing with hot water can make the egg stick to the hair.
- Do this 2 times a week. if you have rough hair.
Strengthen The Brain
Eggs contain a nutrient called colin which is very important for sharpening the brain. due to its deficiency cause, weak memory, and retardation in children.
Apart from this, some such elements are also found in it, which makes the mood better by reducing stress, and anxiety levels.
Build Body Muscle
As we know it contains various nutrients, like vitamin B, healthy fat, rich protein, and Choline.
One study showed that eating a whole egg after a workout increased muscle mass by 40%, In comparison to consuming the only white part.
Egg contains a rich amount of amino acid leucine, which is especially important for increasing muscle mass.
Reduce Blood Pressure
Its white part is considered good for lowering blood pressure.
According to the American Journal of hypertension, an egg can help bring lower blood pressure naturally, also promoting weight loss.
5. Egg For Heart Patients
Heart patients can eat eggs, but only the white part because yolks contain high cholesterol, e.g – an average egg contains 184-milligram cholesterol.
An average 50 gm egg contains 6-gram protein and 5 grams of fat, and doctors say that only yolks (which are around 17 grams of whole egg) contain 184 mg of cholesterol, which means – for 18 days of cholesterol you are eating only 1 day.
If you are a heart patient, then avoid yolk and you can eat the white part, which contains negligible cholesterol, and also helps in weight loss.
But a 2013 meta-analysis found no association b/w egg consumption and heart disease.
6. Is it Good for Diabetes or not?
A 2013 study found that eating 4 eggs per week increased the relative risk of developing diabetes by 29%.
Although, whether the egg actually caused the increase isn’t known, because that type of study can only show statistically allied.
Another study in 2016 suggested that egg consumption may be allied with an increased risk of the incidence of type 2 diabetes.
However, the American diabetes association considers that it is an excellent idea for diabetes people.
Because it contains carbohydrates, therefore it is believed that it will not allow your blood sugar to rise.
7. Which Eggs Recipes Is The Best?
One study found that people who ate a high-protein breakfast like an egg were able to control their appetite for moderate meals and consume calories during lunch.
In India, people love egg dishes, and here are some eggs dishes that are popular in India which include:
Anda Curry – Simply boiled it, on other hand make masala (onion, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, turmeric, according to your taste.
This is a quick and easy dish, which is also available in a street market.
Egg roll -This is my also favourite one, because, in India, there is much variety of egg rolls, e.g – 20, 40, 50 Rs, etc, according to their price, so many things are put in them.
Scramble egg (Bhujiya): Very-very easy dish, which is very easy to make at home too.
Egg chaat – A fresh, and super quick dish, no cooking required, just add boiled egg, lime, roasted cumin, boondi, and black salt, and now your dish is ready.
There are many other egg dishes, which are easily available in the street stalls, and Dhaba.
8. Can We Eat Eggs During Periods of Cycle?
Eating it During periods is normal and contains lots of protein, iron, vitamins B, and fatty acids, which is wonders for PMS.
But if have a sensitive stomach, then avoid hard-boiled eggs, and raw eggs, which may enhance period pain by causing stomach pain, and gas.
9. Is Consuming Eggs Safe During Pregnancy?
There are many rumors that eating it during pregnancy puts the mother and the unborn baby in danger, and it is hot, which may lead to abortion – like that question?
Dr. Asha from Umang hospital says that – eggs are safe during pregnancy but in moderation.
But if 4 to 5 eggs are consumed a day, it can lead to problems of indigestion, and acidity, but it does not cause abortion.
When Can Start Eating Eggs During Pregnancy?
There is no time limit, you can eat from day 1, even you can eat eggs before being pregnant, which improves the female egg, and male sperm quality.
How Many Are Safe?
Maximum 2 eggs are considered safe and boiled eggs.
The white part is healthier than its yellow part called (the yolk) because yolks may increase your pregnancy weight.
Why Did An Egg suggest By The Doctor?
Because it is a very rich source of calcium, proteins, and vitamin D, which is essential for a baby’s brain, heart, muscle, bone, and teeth development.
Side Effects During Pregnancy?
In general, it does not have any side effects on the baby, and the mother, but taking it in excess amounts – 4 to 5 a day, can promote acidity, and indigestion risk.
During periods is normal, which contain lots of protein, iron, vitamin B, and fatty acids, which wonders for PMS.
Heart patients can eat it, but only egg white, not yolks, because yolks contain lots of cholesterol, which enhances the risk of a Heart attack.