HEALTH & NUTRITION
- An egg contains varying amounts of 13 important vitamins and minerals. An egg yolk is one of the few foods that naturally contains vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, in combination with the other important nutrients folate, iron and vitamin B12.
- Eggs supply high-quality protein. Egg protein contains all the essential amino acids in a pattern that matches the human body’s needs.
- The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin found in eggs, help prevent the increasingly common eye disorder of age-related mascular degeneration.
- Choline in eggs is important for proper brain development in a fetus and newborn and also plays a role in preventing memory loss later in life.
- Eggs contain a mixture of essential fatty acids used in various body functions. A large egg supplies a good distribution of fatty acids with only 1,5 grams of saturated fat and 2 grams of monounsaturated fat and 0,5 grams of polyunsaturated fat.
Weight & Hunger
- Beginning the day with eggs as part of a balanced meal can help prevent midmorning hunger and improve nutrient intake compared to skipping breakfast.
- Eggs make great snack food because they are easily transported, individually portioned, fun to eat and are widely available.
- A recent study under 400 000 Chinese people found that an egg a day reduces your chance of dying from a heart disease with up to 18%. This is in contrast with previous studies that have argued that eggs contains an excessive amount of cholesterol.
- This same study showed that eggs can increase a person’s “good cholesterol”. It is also a perfect source of good-quality proteins, vitamins and other bio-active components critical to a person’s health.