The Humble Eggs: Why Eggs are Important to a Healthy Diet.

Riddle: Which one comes first? Chicken or Egg?

Why are Eggs Nutritious? Well, I hope the list below will help you to decide whether to include eggs in your diet or not.
  • Vitamin A
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B2
  • Phosphorous
  • Selenium
  • Vitamins A, D, E, K, B6.
  • Minerals such as Calcium, Zinc, Iron and Copper.
Eggs are a rich source of betaine and choline.

Choline is essential for women during pregnancy and breast-feeding as it is important in normal brain development in infants. This vitamin, which is found in eggs is vital to maintaining brain cells health and helps improve your memory. Choline is not only important for expectant mothers and young infants, research has shown its importance extends far into adulthood and old age.

Folate found in eggs are useful for women in pregnancy planning as it helps in the formation of cells and neural paths in the foetus and reduces the risk of retardation in babies.

Eggs also contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin Antioxidants that can significantly reduce the risk of cataracts and macula degeneration due to ageing. These antioxidants are found in egg yolks. As such they are crucial to improving eyesight and reduce the risk of blindness. (Picture of Eye: Courtesy of Catherine Ada)

While eggs are of benefit to our well-being in many ways, they are also relatively inexpensive, fulfilling and greatly help in achieving weight loss as well as help reduce the risks of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and rickets.

After having discovered the benefits of eggs, as a general caution to myself I wouldn't over-consume a certain type of food just because it's good for me. Everything in moderation is the key to a healthy diet.

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