Waiting for Easter? Eat eggs as much as you can!

Eggs should be considered a 'superfood' because they can boost health and tackle obesity.

Eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods and are recommended one a day for the maximum benefit.

Eggs, though believed to have very high amount of cholesterol, are actually not bad for health. It is a myth that eggs can promote cardiovascular diseases. Eggs, rather, make essential nutritional contribution to your diet

Whole eggs are one of the best sources of the nutrient choline. A study published this year found that women with a high intake of choline were 24 percent less likely to get breast cancer. 

The high levels of antioxidants found in eggs mean they could even help prevent age-related macular degeneration - a leading cause of blindness.

Eggs could also play a significant role in dieting and weight loss. Louisiana State University system researchers found that obese people who ate a two-egg breakfast at least five times a week lost 65 percent more weight and had more energy than women who breakfasted on bagels.

Eggs are a good choice as part of a healthy, balanced diet

Nutrition facts in one large, whole egg:

  • 78 kcal
  • Fat 5.3g
  • Cholesterol 186mg
  • Sodium 62mg
  • Carbohydrates 0.6g
  • Protein 6.3g
  • Calcium 25mg
  • Iron 0.6mg
  • Magnesium 5mg
  • Potassium 63mg
  • Zinc 0.53mg
  • Flouride 2.4mcg
  • Thiamin 0.03mg
  • Riboflavin 0.26mg
  • Niacin 0.03mg
  • Pantothenic acid 0.7mg
  • Vitamin B6 0.06mg
  • Folate 22mcg
  • Vitamin B12 0.6mcg
  • Vitamin A 293 IU
  • Retinol 84 mcg
  • Vitamin E 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin K 0.2 mcg

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