Tip: What is the Nutritional Value of an Egg

Read on for the nutritional value for eggs…

Nutritional Values of EggsRecent studies on populations have found no link between eating a daily egg and cardiovascular disease.  Do you think it could be the bacon and sausage that is the real problem?  Read on for the nutritional value for eggs…

  • Eggs are nutrient dense (this is key to all real foods!) – 6 grams of protein for only 75 calories! Eggs are highest in B12, vitamin E, riboflavin, folic acid, calcium and zinc.
  • Eggs have a high satiety factor (feel you up and keep you satisfied longer for just a few calories!), like nuts do.
  • Egg white protein has one of the highest biological values (how well the body uses protein) of any food.
  • Eggs contain more choline than any other food (an important component of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine).
  • Eggs help you sleep (high in the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan).
  • Eggs are good for the eyes (the yolks contain antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, good for the retinas).
  • Eggs are very versatile (veggie omelets, soft- or hard-boiled, poached, in egg salad or deviled eggs, and this time of year for Easter!)

Call to Action:

Buy only free-range eggs, organic if possible and those that advertise “omega-3 DHA-enriched” on the label (omega-3s should be from a marine source too).  Avoid eggs with fragile and thinner shells and paler yolks as these eggs tend to be from mass produced chicken farms where the chickens are fed a poor diet.  Oh, and skip the high-fat meats!

Remember, “You are what you eat and that too equates to what the animal you eat eats!”

To your wellness,

Lynn

p.s. Source of tip: Prime-Time Health by Williams Sears, M.D.

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