Fact-file of Egg Nutrition

Eggs are the common breakfast plate item in almost every household throughout the world. Still, there are several notions about the legendary delicacy and power food about which we need to know more so that our bodies can get the maximum benefits after having them.

Eggs make for a wholesome food and however, they have been kept on guard by some over-cautious people as cholesterol raising agents. Well, Eggs yolks have dietary cholesterol and in one large egg you have 186 mg cholesterol while the daily recommended value of cholesterol is less than 300 gm. Moreover, the digestion of food and assimilation of nutrients depends more upon your lifestyle.

Dietary cholesterol in egg yolk may not significantly affect your health and it whole egg is proving its benefits more than the most believed thought which made yolk scary. Instead it is egg yolk which contains most of the nutrients in the egg like iron, folate and others.

Eggs have 13 essential vitamins and minerals and on top of it they are a splendid source of high-quality protein, this protein is used by our bodies to build and maintain strong muscles. One large egg has only 72 calories and 6 gm of protein. Hence, it is good source of protein in small caloric package.

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Eggs are also a rich in nutrients including biotin (which helps you convert food into usable energy), choline (an essential micronutrient involved in metabolism among other functions), vitamin A (immune system booster) and lutein and zeaxanthin (antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals).

If the above storehouse of power nutrients is not enough, eggs are also one of the only foods that naturally have vitamin D which is essential for keeping bones strong. Hence, the importance of whole eggs is explained. If you are still thinking that only egg white omelets and waffles will do you good, you have to understand that nutrient value of egg white begins and finishes with protein and a few B vitamins.

For gaining the best from the eggs on your crate, cook them as it makes the proteins more digestible. Pair them with some fiber like fruits and vegetables for more vitamins, they will keep your hunger pangs at bay for long while providing you a wholesome nutrition. 

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Rajul Tiwari is the Editor-in-Chief at bodyandstrenth.com and has 18 years of experience in media, content, publishing and education. She has worked with media houses like Daini.... Read More..

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