Health benefits of eggs
Rich in vitamins
One little egg is packed with several vitamins essential to your health:
• Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), which helps your body to break down food into energy
• Vitamin B12, vital for producing red blood cells
• Vitamin A , which is great for your eyesight
• Vitamin E, which fights off the free radicals that can cause tissue and cellular damage, which may lead to cancer
Vitamins A and B2 are also important for growth—so make sure your kids are eating eggs regularly, too.
Provides essential minerals
Like vitamins, minerals are crucial nutritional building blocks, essential for carrying out body functions like balancing electrolytes. Egg yolks — and egg whites — each have 13 varieties of minerals. These minerals include calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium and selenium. Although both the egg white and egg yolk contain these minerals, the yolk has larger amounts of most
Eggs help to improve daily work performance
One large egg supplies 6g of high quality protein and a large variety of essential nutrients. This is why teaming up a fruit or orange juice with an egg and whole-wheat bread provides the perfect breakfast to perform well in a challenging environment.
Eggs keep you full for longer,meaning you’re less likely to succumb to a mid-morning snack or stuff yourself at lunchtime. And although eggs contain cholesterol, this is “dietary cholesterol”,different from the “blood cholesterol” in your body. Despite the health recommendations of the past, there’s no evidence that eating eggs will increase your blood cholesterol levels.
Eggs help to promote brain health
Choline is a nutrient that facilitates brain development in the foetus and newborn as well as memory function even into old age. Eggs are an excellent dietary source of choline, and one egg per day will provide 28% of a pregnant woman’s choline requirement.
Eggs are a good source of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthine, which play an important role in keeping the eyes healthy. It accumulates in the eye where these nutrients protect against some types of harmful, high-energy wavelengths of light. Getting enough lutein and zeaxanthine is therefore very important from childhood onwards throughout the life cycle.
Protein is one of the most important elements of our diet. Our bodies use protein to build new and repair old tissue. Eggs are champions at providing high quality protein.Egg, milk and meat (including poultry and fish) proteins are all complete proteins, but egg protein is of the highest quality.And apart from being the most versatile and best source of protein in our diet, it is also the least expensive.
Eggs are one of the few natural food sources of vitamin D, our sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and for maintaining optimum bone health. Eggs therefore play a supporting role in the prevention of osteoporosis together with dairy products, our main source of calcium.
Promotes hair growth
The hair and nails reflect many biochemical imbalances and shortages in the body. Eggs can help to promote healthy hair and nails because of their high content of sulphur-containing amino acids and the wide array of vitamins and minerals.
By Vibudh Mittal at indiaopines blog
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