Eggs are storehouse of vital nutrients

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Around the world, eggs have been served for a breakfast. An egg is a storehouse of vital nutrients, making them an healthy diet. This power food is smart consumption. Eggs are rich source of protein — an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. The body uses protein to build and repair tissues as well as making enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals. Unfortunately, the body does not store protein, and therefore has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply. Eggs contain a large amount of antioxidants. One egg contains twice as much antioxidants than an apple, and about the same amount of antioxidants as the same amount of blueberries.

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Eggs contain a large amount of tryptophan and tyrosine. And also, eggs contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. Eggs from hens that are fed natural grass, have ten times the amount of omega-3 fatty acids, and six times the amount of vitamin D from eggs hens fed concentrate .

Eating more eggs is an awesome way to give yourself a health boost. The goodness of eggs is found in the yolk it contains over 90% of calcium and iron and the white contains good protein. One little egg is packed with several vitamins essential to your health:

• Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), which helps your body to break down food into energy.

• Vitamin B12 (cobalamin), vital for producing red blood cells

• Vitamin A which is great for your eyesight

• Vitamin E, which fights off the free radicals that can cause tissue and cellular damage, which may lead to cancer. Vitamins A and B2 are also important for growth—so make sure your kids are eating eggs regularly, too.

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2. Weight loss .... Did you know that eating eggs can help you lose weight? Eating eggs for breakfast helps limit your calorie intake all day, by more than 400 calories. That means you could lose three pounds or more per month.

This is probably because eggs keep you full for longer— And although eggs contain cholesterol, this is “dietary cholesterol”—different from the “blood cholesterol” in your body. There's no evidence that eating eggs will increase your blood cholesterol levels.

Essential minerals .. Eggs are packed with iron, zinc and phosphorus minerals that are vital for your body. We need plenty of iron and not getting enough could leave you feeling tired, run down and grumpy. Zinc keeps your immune system in top form and helps your body turn food into energy. Phosphorus is important for healthy bones and teeth.

And there are some trace minerals you need in small amounts in eggs: iodine, required to make thyroid hormones, and selenium, an antioxidant that can help cut your risk of cancer.
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Low-calorie protein ...
One medium egg contains just 70 to 85 calories—and about 6.5 grams of protein. That means three eggs provide 19.5 grams of protein the average woman needs about 50 grams a day, so that’s almost half of your daily intake.

Eating a three-egg Spanish omelette, or three scrambled or poached eggs on toast, will keep you full for hours.   

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Another important nutrient you'll find abundantly in egg white is riboflavin or Vitamin B2. Riboflavin is a water soluble vitamin which is involved in vital metabolic processes in the body and is necessary for normal cell function, growth, and energy production.

The yolk, is actually a very healthy food, if consumed in moderation. Mainly fat, the yolk contains 1.33 gm of cholesterol per 100 gms and is a rich source of vitamin A, B vitamins, calcium, phosphorous, lecithin and iron. The iron found in the yolk is easily digested and assimilated in the body. According to nutrition experts, one can eat one whole egg every day without harming one's cholesterol and other blood-fat levels.

Boiled eggs ... this is a comfort food that brings back yummy childhood memories. Boiling an egg is one of the healthiest way you can consume. A short cooking time produces a soft boiled egg, with a runny yolk while boiling the eggs for a longer time will give you a nice hard boiled eggs, which can be eaten plain,
sliced, mashed and even added to variety of dishes.