Egg And Nutrients

Highly nutritious healthy breakfast helps to keeps us energetic and provides with all the essential nutrients to perform the daily activity.

Egg is one of the balanced food items which contain proteins, vitamins and minerals which are needed for good health. Egg is a rich source of 13 essential nutrients in varying amounts for only 70 calories and hence is considered to be a naturally dense food.

Iron present in the egg is absorbed easily and hence prevents anemia.

Protein present in egg is of high quality because it contains all the 20 essential amino acids in the right balance. Among them there are 9 amino acids which the body cannot make and so the only source for them is food. Protein helps in repairing and building body tissue, muscles, organs, skin, and hair etc. They help to produce antibodies, hormones and enzymes.

Vitamin A,D,E,B12 present in the egg assists in various functions like –

  • Vitamin A helps in maintaining healthy skin, eye
  • Vitamin D strengthens bones, teeth and protects against auto immune diseases and cancer. Eggs are natural source of vitamin D.
  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant and thus plays an important role in protecting the body against various disease
  • Vitamin B12 helps to protect against heart disease

Folate helps to produce and maintain new cells.

Selenium along with vitamin E acts as antioxidant and thus prevent breakdown of body tissues

Lutein and zeaxanthin are anti oxidants ,which helps to maintain good vision

Choline helps in brain development and preserving memory. One egg provides half of the daily requirement of choline.

Thus, the nutrients present in the egg play a vital role in

  • Weight management
  • Brain development
  • Eye Health
  • Strength

Eggs provide all the essential nutrients for only 70 calories. That is, maximum amount of nutrition from least amount of calories. Also, protein present in the egg controls the metabolic rate and thus helps in loosing weight.

Choline stimulates brain development ,gives us brain power and improves concentration level. Amount of choline produced in our body is not in adequate amount as needed by our body and so one should take eggs to fulfill the body requirement.

Lutein and zeaxanthin found in egg yolks protects eyes against damage due to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It also reduces the risk of age-related muscular degeneration of eyes and cataracts.

Protein-rich diet helps to sustain high energy level. Besides this, 9 amino acids which the body cannot produce and are vital for our health, can be easily compensated by eating eggs.

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