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Health Benefits Of Adding Egg To Your Daily Diet

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Agamoni Das

 Egg has been one of the most beneficial foods; hopefully there is no need to clarify that. But why it’s beneficial, how it benefits your health, let’s have a detail on it. Well, having an egg daily has some magical effects. And it’s quite natural, as Egg has the highest biological value among all the proteins.  Now, coming to the health benefits of egg, have a look here –

RICHEST SOURCE OF PROTEIN

     Richest source of protein

 Egg contains 12-14% proteins which are well balanced with respect to all the essential amino acids. One or two eggs daily fulfil the maximum protein requirement of an adult. As you all know protein is the building block of muscle and to build muscle there is no substitute of egg protein. It improves the muscle strength as well. 

A GOOD TREAT TO YOUR HEART AND CHOLESTEROL LEVEL

It has been highly claimed that egg increase the cholesterol level. Yes, it does. But remember, there are good as well as bad cholesterols. Egg increases the HDL level which is the ‘Good Cholesterol’, which makes your heart healthy. Moreover egg works on LDL level, the ‘Bad Cholesterol’ and makes them less harmful for your heart. It has been researched that egg significantly reduces the risk cardiovascular diseases along with strokes.

BENEFICIAL FOR PREGNANT WOMAN

     energy production

Deficiency of choline during pregnancy can lead you at risk with several birth problems. Egg provides a good amount of choline. On the other hand egg helps your baby to grow. Having egg during pregnancy would be a natural care for the foetus for sure.

COMPACT WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS

      vitamins and mineral components

Except for vitamin-C which is totally absent is the egg, other water soluble and fat soluble vitamins are present in the egg in appreciable amounts. Important minerals such as phosphorus, iron, zinc and the other trace elements are present in the egg. Egg is a rich source of biologically available zinc. And these major vitamins and mineral components will improve the immunity power.

HELPS TO LOSE WEIGHT

      weight reducing diet

If you are in a weight reducing diet, then egg can be a good option. And the reason is, egg is very much stomach satisfying. It won’t let you feel hungry and reduces the pangs of hunger. This will ultimately help you to lose weight.

IMPROVES EYESIGHT

Besides protein egg is a great source of Vitamin-A or Retinol. And to keep healthy eyesight vitamin-A is the major nutrient. In addition egg contains zeaxanthin and lutein, which keeps you away from several eye defects.

MAKES YOUR BRAIN STRONG

Again here comes the benefit of choline. The choline in egg is beneficial to keep the brain sharp. It has effect on the brain membrane and keeps the brain cells healthy. Perhaps egg is must for your kid.

PREVENTS THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER

Researchers have found that having an egg daily can reduce the risks of developing breast cancer. So, ladies to be safe, to make your future health safe you must add egg to the diet.

NUTRITIVE VALUE OF EGG (Per 100 gm.)

NUTRIENT

AMOUNT

Energy

173 kcal

Protein

13.3 gm.

Fat

13.3 gm.

Calcium

60 mg.

phosphorus

220 mg.

Iron

2.1 mg.

Retinol

420 μg

Thiamine

0.1 mg.

Riboflavin

0.4 mg.

Niacin

0.1 mg.

Folic acid

78.3 μg

Vitamin-B12

0.2 μg