One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, all for 70 calories.
While egg whites contain some of the eggs’ high-quality protein, riboflavin and selenium, the majority of an egg’s nutrient package is found in the yolk. Nutrients such as:
- Vitamin D, critical for bone health and immune function. Eggs are one of the only foods that naturally contain vitamin D.
- Choline, essential for normal functioning of all cells, but particularly important during pregnancy to support healthy brain development of the fetus.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that are believed to reduce the risk of developing cataracts and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, a disease that develops with age.
Eggs are one of the most wholly nutritious foods in the world. Eating an egg could indirectly mean eating a potential whole chicken.
While there are some misconceptions over frequent intakes, eggs are still good for the body.
1. Absolutely Nutritious
Whole eggs are so rich that they contain though in little amounts, most nutrients needed for the body.
- Vitamin A: 6% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA).
- Folate: 5% of the RDA
- Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA
- Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA
- Vitamin B2(Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
- Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA
- Selenium: 22% of the RDA
- Eggs also contain decent amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc
Eggs also contain a rich amount of Omega 3 and a good protein source. They contain all the essential amino acids that humans need.