Reasons to love eggs, even at dinner time
PROTEIN makes up about 20 percent of a healthy body, including everything that has structure such as our hair and skin, the enzymes that enable essential chemical reactions in the body, and the neurotransmitters that transfer information in our brain. Protein also provides about 10 percent of the body’s energy.
One egg has six grammes of protein, including all of the amino acids in the proper ratios so our bodies can make full use of these nutrients.
The recommended daily allowance is 46 grams for women, 56 for men. Eggs also offer vitamins, minerals, healthful fats and antioxidants. They are free of sugar and carbohydrates.
These are the reasons to be an egg enthusiast. Some people are never without their chocolate or their coffee; never be without a few dozen eggs in the fridge, usually one dozen hard-boiled. It is true that eggs are high in cholesterol.
In fact, a single egg contains 212 mg, which is over half of the recommended daily intake of 300 mg.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that cholesterol in the diet doesn’t necessarily raise cholesterol in the blood.
The liver actually produces large amounts of cholesterol every single day. When we eat more eggs, the liver just produces less cholesterol instead, so it evens out.
Did you know?
The yolk and the white both have protein. A whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken.
Eggs provide long-lasting energy because of the mix of protein and healthful fat.
Fresh eggs will last in the fridge for six to eight weeks.
Pastured eggs tend to be the most healthful, as the birds spend time outside in a pasture instead of being constantly caged in a barn. They have access to a varied and natural diet of seeds, grains, plants, insects and worms. Pastured eggs have been shown to be higher in vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, and lower in cholesterol and saturated fat.
— Washington Post`
The humble egg has impressive health credentials.