Preparing a boiled egg seems to be one of the easiest things, but there actually is a right method (and a wrong one:)) for boiling eggs. For best and healthy boiling of eggs, you should insert an egg in vessel with water at room temperature, add a tsp of salt and boil for around 10 mins to get a perfect hard boiled egg. For more details on science behind boiling eggs click here

Boiled eggs may look small but they are packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin E and folate. For more details on the constituents, click here

Though boiled eggs have lesser fat than any other egg like scrambeled, omlettes etc since oil or butter is used in preparing the latter ones, eggs consumed in any form have several benefits.

The top benefits of eating eggs

Eyes : Eggs are a good source of carotids such as lutein and zeaxanthin which help to guard against macular degeneration – the most common cause of visual loss in older adults. they also help in reducing the risk of developing cataracts.

Brain and heart: Egg yolk is  an excellent source of choline which important for healthy brain function. Choline also has anti-inflammatory benefits which may help lower the risk of certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.

Hair and nails : Eating eggs promote healthy growth of hair and nails because of the sulphur content and wide range of vitamins and minerals.

Source of Vitamin D : Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D

Weight Watchers : A study carried out by the Rochester Center for Obesity Research found that eating eggs for breakfast helps limit your calorie intake all day, by more than 400 calories.

Prevent breast cancer : Research by Harvard University found that eating eggs as an adolescent could help prevent breast cancer as an adult. Another study showed that women eating at least six eggs per week had a 44 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer than women who ate two or fewer eggs each week

How many eggs can you eat per day : It was believed that egg consumption is not good for health since it increases the cholesterol level. But studies have shown that  you can eat one to two eggs per day including the yolk without causing a significant rise in cholesterol levels. If you want to eat more than that, throw away part of the yolk and eat only the egg whites.

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I am a stay at home mom, having worked in the software technology services space for over 10 years. In my professional life I used to enforce quality standards like CMMi & Six Sigma to make developers and testers jobs easier & process oriented.In my current stint I am using similar techniques coupled with age old wisdom from my mom and grand mom to make our living healthier and medicine free. To start any new stint it helps if you read and train and so I got myself a diploma in Naturopathy from Mumbai.

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