“My go-to meal is soft-boiled eggs with toasty squares”
– Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
Eggs have been around for a very long time and so has the debate on how they affect your health.
As a senior you may be wondering if they should be a part of your intake.
Here’s what some of those in-the-know have to say.
Eggs and Seniors
According to the Egg Nutritional Council, eggs are an ideal food for older adults. They provide “bioavailable vitamin A, omega 3 fatty acids, the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, selenium and zinc. In addition, their soft texture, easy preparation and affordability make eggs an important item to add to a senior’s diet.
And that’s not all, they:
- are also good for promoting eye health, which is often a concern for seniors.
- contain lots of protein – “For seniors, this can mean stronger muscles, better organ function, and strengthened immune response.”
- have many vitamins, including B12, B2, B5 and choline.
Additional health benefits include:
- Vitamin D – Each egg yolk contains around 40 IUs, which is vital for bone health.
- Tryptophan – Your body turns this into serotonin, which helps your mood.
What about cholesterol? This is what Meg Morrison has to say, “For years it was thought high-cholesterol foods like eggs were dangerous, but it has been found they do not raise bad cholesterol levels. In fact, they can actually positively impact a senior’s good cholesterol levels. There is also significant evidence eggs can turn bad cholesterol into good, which can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.”
Eggs have major health benefits for seniors and after consulting with your doctor, you may want to add this phenomenal, simple and economical food to your daily diet.
How often do you eat eggs?
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