Eggs – the real MVP

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health benefits of eggs

Easter is almost upon us, so that means one thing, crack out the eggs! Now we don’t just mean the chocolatey kind (although we’ll definitely be enjoying those too).

Whether you like yours scrambled, fried, poached, boiled or used in baking, we’re here to give you a quick round up on why eggs rule the roost.

Protein

With 6g protein per egg, eggs are a protein powerhouse. They are an inexpensive source of good quality, easily digestible protein. They also contain all essential amino acids and so are classified as a complete source of protein. 

Choline 

A nutrient vital for normal cell activity, healthy liver function and transportation of nutrients around the body. It is needed in the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and is also a part of cell membranes. It is of even greater importance during pregnancy as it supports healthy brain development of the growing foetus.

Vitamin A

Retinol is the form of vitamin A which is most bioavailable to the body. Pro-vitamin A carotenoids can be converted to retinol to be more easily used within the body. Most carotenoid forms of vitamin A function as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Eggs contain two powerful antioxidants – lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which play an important part in optimal eye health.

Vitamin D

Eggs are one of the few foods that provide vitamin D. It plays an important part in promoting great bone health and immune function.

A diet lacking in vitamin D can lead to increased frequency of sickness, impaired wound healing, increased risk of bone fractures, muscular aches and pains, fatigue and tiredness, as well as detrimental effects on mood.

 

Eggs are nutrient dense containing mesonutrients and micronutrients, pretty low in calories and delicious in every form! They are an extremely versatile ingredient which can be enjoyed at any time of day. You could even say they’re eggstraordinary!

 

Happy Easter!

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