Hard-boiled eggs can be eaten plain and are also added to many dishes, such as egg salad, deviled eggs, tuna salad, Cobb salad, and Scotch eggs. It has many nutrients that can do benefit to people’s health.
Proteins and calories
Hard-boiled eggs contain about 75 calories and 6.29 grams of proteins. Proteins play a significant role in our body because it makes up part of every cell and organ. It can create, restore and develop all cells. It can help save our physical strengths, especially for athletes. In general, people need 50 to 65 grams of proteins every day. Maybe sportsman needs more than that amount. Because of the low amount of calories, hard-boiled eggs can also help lose weight.
Hard-boiled eggs contain various kinds of vitamins, such as vitamin B12 and vitamin A, B5, D, E, which are very essential for our body. These vitamins can reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, prevent night blindness and promote bone development. Vitamin B12 is very significant for nerve function. Vitamin A can increase immunity and promote cell regeneration. Vitamin B5 plays an important role in the process of metabolism and hemoglobin synthesis. Vitamin D can assimilate minerals and then promote bone health. Vitamin E can help fight against cancer. Besides, hard-boiled eggs are rich in riboflavin, which can provide 15% of the recommended daily value. It is beneficial to our skin, hair, and eyesight.
There are also some other micronutrients except for vitamins existed in a boiled egg, such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus and so on. Iron is especially richly existed in egg yolk. For babies, eating eggs can supply the lack of iron in milk. Eggs are rich in phosphorus but lack of calcium, so putting eggs and milk together to eat is very appropriate, they can complement each other.
Eggs have a bad reputation for yolks, as they contain a high level of cholesterol that may raise cholesterol in the blood and cause heart disease or stroke. In fact, for people with high cholesterol, the recommended limit of cholesterol amount is 200 milligrams per day. And a hard-boiled egg contains 186 milligrams, so it won’t increase your cholesterol level.
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