A little known benefit of eggs

The health benefits of eggs are widely known.  They’re an excellent source of complete proteins, they contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals and omega oil, and they’re very versatile in how you cook and eat them.

But here’s a little known benefit of a chook egg that you may not know about.

As we get older, we often worry about skin and joints.  There’s skin changes like wrinkles, creases, sagging and stretching.  And there’s joint changes like creaking, pain, swelling and loss of movement.

What is Collagen

One thing you may not have considered for skin and joint health is Collagen – that sticky stuff that holds us together and everything in place.   It gives our skin elasticity, keeping it strong, and it helps to hold our joints together.

Collagen is a protein that’s found everywhere in the body, but as we get older, our natural collagen production slows down.  That’s why we get wrinkles, saggy skin and creaky joints.

Stop Destroying Your Collagen

You can’t stop the ageing process, but you can do something about the other ways collagen is destroyed – like too much sun exposure (the leathery look), smoking (lines around lips) and way too much alcohol (saggy faces and joint pain).

Natural Source of Collagen

Eggs have all the essential amino acids needed for rebuilding our body, and luckily for us, there’s also a great source of collagen in the yoke and the membrane between the shell and the white.

You can get collagen in supplements if needed, but don’t forget about the humble googie egg for boosting protein and collagen naturally in your diet.

With your health in mind,

Catherine x

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  1. Lenore Hocking says:

    Thanks Catherine, you can’t 60! I don’t believe it.
    I’m going to eat more eggs.

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