Eggs are a delicious way to get a battery of B-vitamins, nutrients and protein. And though there is some controversy over their effect on heart health. most experts agree that a diet that includes eggs is a healthy one.
One study even found that a breakfast of eggs, when compared to cereal or no breakfast at all, helped people reduce cravings for sugary and fatty foods later in the day. But given how ubiquitous this food truly is, it’s surprising how much we don’t know. So we’ve compiled a list of some little known facts about chicken eggs.Eggs are perfect protein.
Eggs are the “gold standard” when it comes to protein quality. That’s because all of the protein found in an egg can be absorbed and used by the body.
What Egg Yolk Color Really Means
The deep yellow or pale hue of your egg yolk doesn’t measure healthfulness directly, according to the American Egg association. Instead, it’s indicative of a chicken’s feed. Chickens that are fed grains and grasses full of carotenoids (like lutein and zeaxanthin) have more vibrantly yellow yolks, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to a more nutritious yolk.
It could measure chicken health, however: As Dr. Hilary Shallo Thesmar of the Egg Nutrition Center. Free range chickens have access to a greater diversity of foods, which in turn makes them more likely to have deeper yellow yolks.
Cloudy Vs. Clear Egg Whites
1. Eggs contain 11 different vitamins and minerals.
By: Sandip Pal
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