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WHY YOU SHOULD EAT EGGS

01st August 2018

Eggs are excellent! There are many different meals you can make from eggs on a budget, and are a great source of protein and fat to include in your diet plan.

On average, one large egg contains:

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin): 9% of the RDA
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 7% of the RDA
Selenium: 22% of the RDA

Eggs also contain small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body, including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, vitamin E, folate and many more.

 GREAT SOURCE OF PROTEIN

An average large egg contains 77 calories, with 6 grams of quality protein, 5 grams of fat and trace amounts of carbohydrates.

It's very important to note that almost all the nutrients are contained in the yolk and the white.

Eggs are among the best sources of protein in the diet. In fact, the biological value (a measure of protein quality) is often evaluated by comparing it to eggs, which are given the perfect score of 10.

GREAT FOR FAT LOSS

Studies suggests that eating eggs may lead to fat loss. They found that eating eggs for breakfast particularly helps to limit your calorie intake all day by more than 400 calories. This is probably because eggs keep you fuller for longer.

GREAT FOR A HEALTHY HEART

People are often warned against eggs as they believe that they are loaded with cholesterol.

One large egg contains 212mg of cholesterol which compared to other foods is a lot. However dietary sources of cholesterol have a minimal effect on cholesterol in blood.

Many studies actually show that eggs can improve your cholesterol levels as they raise HDL (the “good” cholesterol) and change the LDL (the “bad” cholesterol).

GREAT FOR BRAIN POWER

Many people have never heard of choline, yet it is super important and is often grouped with B vitamins. This compound is used by the brain to build signalling molecules in the brain and build new cell membranes. Eggs are an excellent source of choline, with more than 100mg in every single egg!