You may get a boost in brain health if you eat eggs often
The vitamins in eggs aren’t just important for strengthening the immune system — they’re also essential for brain health. According to Healthline, an egg contains not one, not two, not three, but four nutrients that are known to boost brain health: vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folate, and choline. B12 is “involved in synthesizing brain chemicals and regulating sugar levels in the brain” and B vitamins have been found to “slow the progression of mental decline in the elderly,” the publication cited.
Folate is also a vital nutrient because deficiencies in this vitamin have been found in people with depression (note: these are depression systems you need to know about) and elderly patients with dementia. Lastly, choline is “an important micronutrient that your body uses to create acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood and memory.”
Despite the role choline plays in brain health, many people don’t actually consume enough of it. However, egg yolks are “among the most concentrated sources of this nutrient,” according to the publication. On average, one egg contains 26 percent of a woman’s recommended daily value of choline. Time to start eating eggs!
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