Eggs Could Prevent Memory Loss and Lower Risk of Dementia

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Eggs Could Prevent Memory Loss and Lower Risk of Dementia

Read on to learn more about why scientists are studying the effect of eggs on memory and dementia.

Tufts University plans to study the effect of eggs on healthy, 50-year-old men and women.

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Half the subjects will eat two eggs a day and the other half won't eat any eggs.

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A study from 2012 found that lutein and zeaxanthin, which are found in eggs, could potentially help maintain cognitive health in the elderly. Lutein and zeaxanthin have also been found to benefit skin and eye health.

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The researchers at Tufts plan to test both groups of participants in verbal fluency, memory reasoning and attention span.

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The scientists expect that the group eating eggs will experience an increase in mental functions.

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Hungry for eggs now? Read on for tasty egg-filled dishes.

Sunny-Side-Up Eggs On Mustard-Creamed Spinach With Crispy Crumbs

This is a beautifully simple and fast recipe to prepare.

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Eggs Benedict Waffle

An exercise in contradiction? Nope. This is, quite simply, the recipe for people who just can't decide what to make.

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Shirred Eggs With Ham And Tomato

This hearty recipe is perfect for brunch.

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Egg Salad Sandwich

This basic salad can be embellished with many flavorings--crumbly bacon, a chopped pickle, diced red bell pepper, capers, olives, chives, dill or a sprinkling of curry powder. Serve with lettuce, and maybe cheese and tomato, on hearty bread sliced on the thin side. Toasting the bread will help prevent sogginess.

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Spinach And Dubliner Cheese Egg Cups

Careful with these delicious Spinach and Dubliner Cheese Egg Cups, you might just eat them in one sitting!

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Sriracha-And-Wasabi Deviled Eggs

The kids will love these eggs!

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Green Eggs & Ham Frittata

This fun frittata is full of spinach, leeks and dill, along with ham and havarti cheese. Serve with: Roasted red potatoes or hash browns.

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Eggs are a breakfast staple, but they boast a whole lot of nutrients as well.

Eggs provide an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which have been found to improve cognitive function in previous studies. Now scientists have decided to further investigate the effect eggs have on memory loss and dementia.

Check out the slideshow above to learn more about how eggs could potentially prevent memory loss.

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