How Healthy are Eggs

Posted by Rene Harwood on

How healthy are Eggs and what a normal egg consists of;
eggs
1 Standard size egg
  • 73% water
  • 6 g protein
  • 5.7g fat
  • 0.4 carbs
Please remember that this is based on a boiled egg, if you fry the egg you will add extra fat. 

Eggs are the perfect protein provider, low in fat and rich in vitamin A, Low in calories and very economical.

Eggs contain high traces of B vitamins - B1,B2,B6 and B12

minerals
  • iron
  • zinc
  • sodium
  • calcium
  • selenium
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • potassium.

Eggs contain all of the amino acids, which help with muscular building and aid with the reviving of the muscle.

Eggs are the ideal post workout meal, but not only can eggs provide an excellent source of complete protein but also research has found that eggs may contain high levels of antioxidants .

Recently research from Canadian scientists found abnormal high levels of two amino acids - tryptophan and tyrosine. Both these amnio acids are rich in antioxidants are best know for their disease fighting abilities.

Always try use free range eggs when ever possible. For ideas on how you can cook your eggs and all the dishes you can use them in please visit our recipes page.