May 11, 2012

8 Powerful Reasons To Eat An Egg Daily - "Don't Hate it"

According to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) - The EGG is the most nutritious food in the world after breast milk. Now 150 Countries celebrates World Egg Day on the second Friday of October each year.

So, here are the Top 8 powerful reasons to eat an egg a day. "Don't Hate it"

1. Egg contains protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, choline and all the healthy nutrients that body needs to stay fit.

2. Ovalbumin is the main protein in white Egg and making up 60-65% of the total protein. It contains all the amino acids that body needs to grow, stay healthy and repair worn tissues.

3. Egg contains protein of high biological value which is very important for children for their proper growth and also important for elders to reduce muscle loss.

4. There are two types of fats in human body i.e. monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Healthy fats are essential for the proper functioning of the body. Egg contains monounsaturated fats such as olive oil, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels).

5. The Egg also contains some other minerals like phosphorus, zinc and selenium in good quantity.

  • The main function of phosphorus is the formation of bones and teeth, utilization of carbohydrates and fats in the body and maintenance and repair of cells and tissues.
  • Zinc is very important for the immune system and growth.
  • Selenium is a powerful antioxidant.

6. Choline present in egg helps in normal brain development and nervous system, especially during pregnancy and early childhood. In adults it is important for the transport and metabolism of fats and the kidney function. An egg contributes to the diet with 55% of the choline needs of an adult.

7. Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids (tetraterpenoid organic pigments) that give the yellow-orange color to egg yolk, which is important for health because of its antioxidant capacity. They are the main antioxidant of the eye, an assistant to reduce muscular degeneration and cataracts.

8. Egg is naturally perfect package of all the nutrients, which allows the exchange of gases through the skin while preventing the entry of micro-organisms.

8 Powerful Reasons To Eat An Egg Daily

Now you know the benefits of egg. "An Egg a day - keep the doctor away" and keeps your body, eyes etc fit and healthy. Egg is also called a delicious food.

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