Collagen is the most abundant protein that is found in the human body. Collagen provides our skin the elasticity and strength that it requires to withstand the external environment. In combination with being found in the skin, collagen is important for bone, muscle and tendons. One of the major sources of collagen is eggs, meaning you should consider eating more eggs to help improve your joint health.
The human skeleton is dependent upon movement. Given this, if our skeletal structure consisted of just one solid bone it would render movement impossible. Our bodies have evolved over time to counteract this problem by dividing the skeleton into many bones and sections. This process has created joints. Joints are also known as articulations and are strong connections between two or more bones supported by muscles, tendons and ligaments. Each joint is specialized in its shape and structure to control movement.
Why Is Collagen Important?
Watch nighttime TV and you may comes across the odd skin-care commercial highlighting Vitamin-E and Collagen rich creams that promote a younger looking you! As we age, our collagen production declines leading to less elastic skin as well as weaker joints.
Why Collagen From Eggs?
Egg protein is undoubtedly a rich source of collagen. Unfortunately as is seen with many food sources that are not consumed raw, cooking denatures membranes and the overall nutritional benefit. If you want to get the complete joint health benefits of eggs perhaps consider consuming an egg collagen supplement which ensure you receive the highest concentration possible. The nutritional value of egg collagen supplements will vary depending upon brand but will largely contain the same properties.
Egg membranes are rich in nutritional value that is similar to collagen type I and V, glucosamine, sulphate, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and amino acids. As discussed in previous blog posts, these compounds are all greatly beneficial to joint health and general wellbeing.
Other Health Benefits Of Eggs
- Improve skin quality and decrease wrinkles associated with ageing
- Enhance body mobility and joint flexibility
- Reduce general stiffness, tightness and pain
- Improve digestive function