Eggs are a delicious way to get a battery of B-vitamins, nutrients and protein. And though there is some controversy over their effect on heart health, most experts agree that a diet that includes eggs is a healthy one. One study even found that a breakfast of eggs, when compared to cereal or no breakfast at all, helped people reduce cravings for sugary and fatty foods later in the day. But given how ubiquitous this food truly is, it's surprising how much we don't know. So we've compiled a list of some little known facts about chicken eggs. Read on! [Click to Tweet these tips!]
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Egg Yolks Help Brain Development
Egg yolks are one of the richest dietary sources of the B-complex vitamin choline, which is associated with better neurological function and reduced inflammation. Additionally, there's evidence that dietary choline helps with fetal brain development when pregnant women eat it.
A dit rich in choline is also associated with, well, happiness. As Drew Ramsey, a psychiatrist who specializes in diet told HuffPost Healthy Living earlier this year, choline breaks down into bethane, which is used during the methylation cycle, which in turn helps produce "happiness" hormones (and neurotransmitters) like serotonin, dopamine and norephinephrine.
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