Thursday, 11 October 2007

Eggs - 8 reasons to get cracking!

October is officially crack an egg month, but why dedicate a whole month to eggs? What makes eggs so special? Here are 8 reasons:

  1. Protein: Eggs are an excellent source of protein containing all essential amino acids needed by the human body. An average medium egg contains 6.5 grams of protein.
  2. Energy: Eggs are relatively low in saturated fat and only contain approximately 80 Kcals
  3. Vitamins: Eggs are a good source of Vitamins A, B, D and E which are responsible for normal growth and development, essential for many vital functions, protection against heart disease and mineral absorption
  4. Minerals: Eggs are rich in Iodine which is required for making thyroid hormones; phosphorus, essential for healthy teeth and bones; zinc, important for would healing, and selenium an antioxidant important in protecting against heart disease and some cancers.
  5. Brain Development: Eggs contain Choline especially important during pregnancy to help with brain and memory development
  6. Weight Loss: Research has shown that eating eggs for breakfast can help people in losing weight. Eating eggs makes you feel fuller and therefore have less desire to eat other foods
  7. Inexpensive: Eggs are one of the lowest cost high quality protein foods available
  8. Variety: There are so many ways you can preparethem: scrambled, poached, fried, omelette, the possibilities are endless

With so many benefits don’t waste time. Get cracking!

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