The Traditional Egg the new Superfood.
The poor egg has suffered over the years from very negative PR as it was believed that the egg could raise your cholesterol level. However recent reports have discover that this is not the case and indeed just one egg a day will supply you 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 ( retinol ) which is great for your eyesight
- Vitamin E ( tocopherol ) which fights off free radicals that can cause tissue and cellular damage, which may lead to cancer.
Did you know that eating eggs can help you lose weight? This may come as a surprise to those who think eggs as fattening or unhealthy, however recent studies have shown that eating eggs for breakfast helps limit your calorie intake all day by more than 400 calories. That means that you could lose three pounds a month.
The really good news is that eggs are packed with iron, zinc,phosphorus minerals that are vital for your body. Zinc keeps your immune system in top form and helps your body turn food into energy. Phosphorus is important for healthy bones and teeth.
One medium egg contains just 70 to 85 calories and about 6.5 grams of protein. That means that three eggs (210 to 255 calories) provide 19.5 grams of protein the average women needs about 50 grams a day, so that’s almost half of your daily intake.
So the picture is very strong for eggs and they are now classified as a “superfood” loaded with nutrients, some of which are rare in the modern diet and are pretty much the perfect food.