What are eggs?
Some eggs are laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and fish, and have been eaten by humans for thousands of years. The most commonly consumed eggs are chicken eggs.
Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.
A whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken.
Nutritional benefits of eggs?
Just as eggs are one of the most nutrient foods on the planet, unfortunately some individuals have immune sensitivity to eggs, however, if you have a healthy digestive system and no immune intolerance then they should be a staple part of your diet!
Nutritional studies have shown that eggs also provide an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, beneficial fatty acids and other important nutrition compounds.
This has the full array of amino acids and is considered the most perfect protein on the planet. Amino acids are important for healthy immune system and metabolism and lean body tissue development.
One entire large egg contains 6 grams of high quality protein and is a good source of protein for vegetarians who eat egg products.
This includes retinol, lutein and zeaxanthin. These are important nutrients for healthy skin, brain, hormones and vision.
This nutrient is key for cardiovascular health as it helps to reduce calcium deposits in the arteries and improves calcium influx into bone tissue.
Key precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine needed for learning, memory and cognitive acceleration.
Plays a crucial role in bone health, maintaining blood pressure and cognitive performance.
This nutrient is vital for a strong immune system and vascular health.
Long Chain Omega 3 Fatty Acids:
These essential fatty acids, which include EPA, DHA and ALA contribute to brain function, cardiovascular health, and immune support.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA):
Key for immune health and metabolism and may aid in weight management.
Healthy component of cell membranes. Lecithin provides cardiovascular support and aids in cognitive function.
Important B-complex vitamin found mostly in the yolk. Biotin helps to metabolize fats and carbohydrates into energy and promotes healthy hair, nails and skin. It contributes to metabolic pathways and serves as a transport mechanism for vitamins and minerals to get into eggs.
The egg white contains biotin inhibitor…so eating straight egg whites can lead to biotin deficiencies. Always best to eat the whole egg or just the yolk.
- An Egg a day is ok! Enjoy an egg everyday, without increasing our risk of heart disease.
White and brown eggs have same nutritional content.
- Lutein found in eggs help keep our eyes and heart healthy!
- Egg yolk is where you’ll find half of an egg’s protein and nutrients!
- Eggs are one of the least expensive and most balanced protein. Plus they are good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
- An egg shell can have up to 17,000 pores on it’s surface.
- Hens with white feathers tend to lay white eggs and hens with red feathers tend to lay brown eggs.
Interesting right !!!