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4. What Are the Health Benefits of Hard-boiled Eggs?

** What Are the Health Benefits of Hard-boiled Eggs? **

by Melodie Anne Google

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Hardboiled eggs provide protein and good fats.

Hardboiled eggs provide protein and good fats.

Hard-boiled eggs make a quick snack if you are in a hurry or can be used to
sneak protein into your salad at lunch. Adding hard-boiled eggs to your
diet adds good fats to your body to keep your heart healthy. Hard-boiled
eggs also pack important vitamins to help protect your eyes and keep your
bones strong.

*Good Fats*

Hard-boiled eggs provide good fats called monounsaturated and
polyunsaturated fats, or MUFAs and PUFAs. Replacing saturated and trans
fats as much as possible with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
stabilizes your blood cholesterol levels and lowers your overall risk of
heart disease, explains MayoClinic.com. These heart-healthy fats also
regulate insulin in your blood, which keeps your blood sugar within a
healthy range -- especially beneficial if you have type 2 diabetes. More
than two-thirds of the fat content of hard-boiled eggs comes from good
MUFAs and PUFAs.

*High Protein*

Hard-boiled eggs are naturally high in protein. You need protein to build
muscle mass, but it also helps repair all tissues in your body and provides
structure for cellular walls. Your diet should consist of 10 percent


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