Condemned, denounced, decried the lowly egg has been, and to some still is, the bad boy of our diets. Thankfully, after more than 25 years of research, the medical community is changing its tune. The latest information not only takes eggs of the black list of unhealthy foods but cheers the many benefits of the marvelous EGG.
Once belied for its high cholesterol content and ignored otherwise, the many health benefits of eggs could have been lost to an entire generation of health conscious people. Many people gave up eggs altogether, many were reduced to eating only the whites and many of us poor misguided souls even tried egg substitutes. Luckily for us there is no substitute for the real thing.
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The rest of the story is that from a nutritional point of view eggs are hard to beat. For a protein source eggs are top of the chart. A single one cup serving of eggs contains over 31g of protein and this is a near perfect protein mix. It contains all 9 essential Amino Acids giving it the highest Biological Value of any food. Eggs are an excellent source of vitamins A, D, K, B6, B12, E, Thiamine and Riboflavin and that is just the beginning. Eggs are also top source for Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Zinc, Copper and Selenium. These nutrients alone are a good start to any balanced diet but we’re not finished yet there is still more to come.
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