Eggs For Health - Egging Your Meal Box

Benefits of Eggs

Egg is nature's most versatile food with regard to its nutritional value and its healing properties. One large egg provides about 6 grams of protein, about half of which is in the egg white. The egg white is considered an high protein- the one by which all others are calculated as it contains all the amino acids needed for human nourishment and often them in the proper balance. Its biological value is also the highest among all foods. As for its nutritional benefits:

Rich in Vitamins

Be it glowing skins, remedy for cardiovascular diseases, iron intake, eggs come to the rescue. Their benefits are

  • Eggs are a significant source of iron, folate, riboflavin and vitamin B12,D and E. An eggs contribution of vitamin D is notable since eggs are one of the only few foods that provide this important vitamin. 
  • Vitamin A and carotenoids- good for eye sight. 
  • Calcium and vitamin D- good for bones and teeth. 

  • Vitamin E- for glowing skin. 
  • Egg yolk contains carotenoid pigments and vitamin B that are natural anti oxidants that reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. 
  • Egg white, which is the protein of the egg is an antidote for certain toxins and prevents digestive disorders, It also contains seven natural anti-oxidants which prevent premature ageing, cardiovascular and neurological disorders. 
  • Lutien and Zeaxantin found in eggs also reduce the risk of cataracts and age related muscular degeneration.

Eggs are easily digested, making them valuable dietary components for people who are ill or convalescing and one of the cheapest source of animal protein.

Better than the Rest:

Of the five grams of fat in a large egg, more than half of it is unsaturated. This means the it does not raise blood cholesterol levels.

Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) eggs are used for production of human and animal vaccines according to the WHO guidelines.

While eggs don't provide an abundance of any significant nutrient, they offer amounts of a wide variety. That quality puts eggs into the ranks of "nutrient dense foods", which means they supply a relatively high proportion of essential nutrients while supplying only a relatively small number of calories (70 calories for one large egg).

Excess of Eggs is Dangerous:

As self-control is the key to fine nutrition, eating a large number of eggs or any other food isn't a good idea. On the other hand, avoiding eggs is also undesirable, since it means missing out on the positive aspects of eggs- the variety they add to the diet, their low cost, high nutrient density, convenience and usefulness in recipes.

Egg is thus the most perfect food to have if taken in moderation. It can be enjoyed in several different and exciting recipes. So head off to the kitchen now and concoct up a mouth-watering dish of eggs to tantalize those taste buds.

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