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The Health Benefits of Eggs - Group Talk - Week Commencing 12th February 2024.

We have eaten eggs for thousands of years. There are many types of eggs that we enjoy to eat.

  • Chicken Eggs

  • Duck Eggs

  • Goose Eggs

  • Quail Eggs

  • Ostrich Eggs

  • Pheasant Eggs

  • Turkey Eggs

  • Emu Eggs

Most people don't realise how good eggs really are for their health. Both the Yolk and the White of an egg are full of minerals, vitamins, proteins and other nutrients. eggs are among the most nutritious food on our planet.

Important Fact

An egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a chick.

A single large egg contains;

  • Vitamin A: 8% of the DV (Daily Value)

  • Folate: 6% of the DV

  • Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5): 14% of the DV

  • Vitamin B12: 23% of the DV

  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 20% of the DV

  • Phosphorous: 7% of the DV

  • Selenium: 28% of the DV

They also contain an abundance of Vitamin D, K, E, B6, Calcium and Zinc.

They also contain, 76 Calories, 6g of Protein and 5g of Fat.

The 6g's of Protein also known as complete protein i.e. contain nine 'essential' amino acids, making eggs classed as high-quality protein.

Eggs are proven to support 'Good' Cholesterol, called HDL, and reduce 'Bad' Cholesterol LDL. One medium egg typically contains 162mg of cholesterol. Research has not found any links between eating eggs and the risk of heart disease, putting to rest the recommendations of the past.

Eggs within our diet are known to benefit our muscle development, cognitive fuction, the nervous system, support our bodies mentally and physically, including supporting our eye health and they are reported to reduce the risk of heart disease.

How to enjoy your eggs.

  • Boiled

  • Scrambled

  • Poached

  • Baked

  • Basted

  • Fried

  • Shirred

  • Coddled

  • Pickled or to make

  • Omeletes

  • Quiches

  • Frittatas

  • Batters - Pancakes - Yorkshires - Crepes

  • Souffles

  • Sauces - Hollandaise - Mayonnaise

I hope you enjoy your eggs, however remember the saying 'eggs bind' so be careful not to over eat (Research is a max of 3 a day).


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