The Truth About Eggs

There is much confusion around eggs and if they are beneficial for heath.

But did you know that the humble little egg is jam packed with nutritious health benefits and are low in calories and high in protein and good fats. In fact one medium sized egg has:

  • 84 calories

  • 8.3g protein

  • 5.7g fat

  • 1.6g sat fat

Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein with the majority of the protein being found in the egg whites. There are other health benefits as eggs contain B12 (for metabolism) , B2, the antioxidant called selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper and vitamin A, D, E and K (blood thinning) and lecithin which can improve your memory.

There is also misinformation around the link between cholesterol and egg consumption. In my previous Facebook post I wrote in detail about cholesterol and the LDL, HDL and TDL. LDL (bad) cholesterol is found in 'animal' protein such as meat and diary and their saturated fats. Eggs on the other hand are now known has much less of an effect on our blood cholesterol than the amount of saturated fat we eat and can also be a good source of your Omegas for brain health. Eating an egg a day will not impact your cholesterol and can be a great source of vitamins, minerals and proteins even for vegetarians. For more information on protein for vegans, vegetarians and those who eat animal protein get in touch for professional dietary advice.

When choosing your eggs Organic and free range are always best.

This post was written by Claire Parry - Registered Nutritionist and Natural Health Practitioner

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