An egg is one of the most nutritious food items in our diet. It is rich in minerals, proteins, and vitamins, all of which are easily absorbed by the body.
It is one of the only dietary sources of vitamin D, and great source of Choline that helps keep our nervous system running smoothly!
According to one study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneration due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients have increased bioavailability (improved usability) to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.
My Mum always said it was unhealthy to have eggs everyday, although I think this was a mixture of 80’s mindset and her strong sense of smell.
Recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person’s lipid profile (The lipid profile is a group of tests that are often requested together to determine risk of coronary heart disease) and may, in fact, improve it.
Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol, and with eggs having only 5g of total fat with just 1.5g of that being saturated we can say that there is a lot worse out there!
And before I end this post I must mention the quality of protein eggs have! They give us all 9 essential amino acids,
An Amino Acid Score of 100 or higher indicates a complete or high-quality protein.
Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.
When buying eggs make sure there are from happy hens! They taste better and lets face it we have all seen the terrible conditions for those barn eggs and if we stop buying them there will not be the demand and profits to be made, so always happy eggs please!