Senior Care in Scottsdale AZ
Deviled eggs are typically reserved for special holidays or other special occasions. However, on November 2nd there is another reason to eat this delicious treat – its National Deviled Eggs day. While there is no official documentation on this particular holiday, it is still a pretty good reason to eat this protein packed morsel – and enjoy every minute of it.
The unhealthy myth around eggs
There have been conflicting reports about the nutritional benefit of eating eggs in recent history. However, when eaten in moderation, studies show there are actually a number of benefits to eating eggs.
Packed full of nutritional value
One of the biggest benefits offered by eggs, especially for seniors who may find it more difficult to get the daily vitamins and minerals they need, is that they are considered to be one of the most nutritious foods in the entire planet. In fact, one egg is full of enough nutrients to create a whole baby chicken from one single cell. Eggs – in any form – include vitamin A, folate, vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, vitamin B12, Selenium, and phosphorus.
Enhance and improve performance
Since eggs have a high satiety index, it means that they help a person feel full longer. For example, a single, large egg includes up to six grams of protein, making it an essential component of a balanced breakfast. This is especially important when senior care providers or adult children are worried about seniors getting the nutrition they need each day.
Aid brain health
Brain development in a fetus and a newborn baby is facilitated by choline. This same element is also essential for brain function and memory as people age. The egg is a great source of choline and a single egg will offer up to 28 percent of the daily choline intake a person should have.
Eggs increase HDL (good) cholesterol
Despite contrary belief, eggs are actually good in terms of cholesterol. Those who have higher levels of HDL, the good cholesterol, have a much lower chance of developing heart disease, having a stroke or a number of other health issues. Consuming eggs is one of the best ways to increase HDL.
Eggs are good for seniors, in fact, eggs are good for everyone. This means when National Deviled Egg Day arrives on November 2nd, seniors, their adult children and even their elder care providers should partake and enjoy this food that is often reserved for special occasions.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Scottsdale, AZ, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at (480) 725-7002.
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