Eating eggs as part of any diet not only the keto one is beneficial as they pack a lot of high-quality proteins and nutrients such as minerals and vitamins. All these healthy qualities come at an affordable price for any type of consumer.
Eggs as part of the Keto diet supply the body with necessary nutrients that support a healthy lifestyle, make up for any vitamin loss due to dieting and stimulate your body to burn the unnecessary fat. They support metabolism and have just under 80 calories.
For a ketogenic lifestyle eggs are extremely beneficial:
- They are remarkably versatile and can be used to create delicious dishes as part of any weight loss plan.
- Easy to plan your meals for the whole week. There are plenty of keto diet egg recipes in published cookbooks and on websites to help you find inspiration for your daily meals.
- Meals with eggs as the main ingredient are cheaper than the ones with other protein-based ingredients such as chicken breast, lean minced beef or pork.
- Eating eggs at breakfast supplies the necessary energy when you begin your daily activities.
What are the advantages of eating eggs?
- The nutrients found in eggs maintain a healthy heart.
- Choline found in eggs is a nutrient that supports the brain’s development and its functions. Consuming eggs is believed to have a significant effect on offering protection against Alzheimer’s disease.
- Vitamin D found in eggs supports strong healthy bones.
- Vitamin A maintains healthy clear skin and boosts the immune system.
- Eggs are a source of lutein that benefits your eyesight.
- The skin also benefits from the Zinc found in eggs. Zinc is known for its soothing and calming effects on sensitive skin. It supports the production of collagen.
- The amino acids found in eggs boost the natural cell regeneration with visible results on the facial skin (softness, firmness).
- Eggs support a good liver function. A study made by the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University College London found that eggs help the liver digest alcohol. They gave a recommendation of eating eggs to help reduce the hangover effects.
- Eating eggs on keto will reduce hunger pangs as it makes you feel full for a longer period of time.
- Eggs are low in saturated fat – exactly what you need to avoid when on a diet.
- The origin of the egg is not important (organic or regular eggs) as long as they have been stored correctly. If you can afford to buy organically sourced eggs that are great, however following the Keto diet with shop-bought eggs is perfectly fine.
- There is no difference in the quality and the number of nutrients provided by brown eggs vs white eggs.
Is it bad to eat eggs everyday?
Following the Keto diet you will have to eat 6 eggs daily. It’s very reassuring to know that you can eat eggs daily as long as you eat less saturated fat from other products.
According to healthcare specialists, there isn’t a recommended amount that needs to be followed strictly and people with high cholesterol are asked to eat saturated fats in moderation and discuss with their doctor before starting any diet.
You can find further information on how to eat eggs the healthy way on the NHS website as part of the Eat Well campaign.