Eggs Health Benefits & Why To Eat Them
Why did the chicken cross the road? Did the chicken come first or the egg? That’s eggs-actly what we’re NOT talking about in this blog! In this blog, we’ll be talking about the nutritional facts and values of eggs, and eggs health benefits too. Also, check out this blog on easy Indian-style nutritious breakfasts – both with eggs as well as vegetarian options.
Eggs Health Benefits & Nutritional Values
Eggs are one of the most basic foods that mankind has been consuming for centuries. Since the time humans domesticated poultry, we’ve been using them for eggs, meat, feathers, etc. However, primarily, we have been using chickens and hens for eggs. In fact, over 90% of eggs produced and sold around the world are hen eggs.
Eggs Nutritional Value
Before we look at eggs health benefits, let’s look at the nutritional value of a single egg.
*Please note that these values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. Also, these values may differ from one egg to another based on its origin, size, and quality.
|Total Fat||5.3 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.6 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||2.0 g|
|Vitamin A||6% of the Recommended Daily Value (RDV)|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||15% of the RDV|
|Choline||27% of the RDV|
|Vitamin B12||9% of the RDV|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)||7% of the RDV|
|Phosphorus||9% of the RDV|
|Selenium||22% of the RDV|
Based on these nutritional facts, it is clear that eggs aren’t just filling, they are also full of nutrition. We will discuss eggs health benefits further in this blog.
Eggs Are A Versatile Ingredient in Cooking
Apart from various eggs health benefits, another great part about eggs is their versatility when it comes to cooking.
- There are many ways of cooking eggs: Eggs can be cooked in a lot of different ways. You can hard boil them, soft boil them, half fry them, fully fry them, & more. They can be baked, sauteed, scrambled, poached, served with the sunny side up, or whisked and served as omelettes.
- They make baking better: The secret behind the softest bread and the crispiest filo pastry is – you got it right – eggs. Whether it’s cookies, croissants, or cake – the pastry turns out the best when you add nicely whisked eggs to them
- They’re used in the best of recipes: Whether it’s French toast or pancakes, they turn out the best when you’ve added eggs to them. In fact, people enjoy kathi rolls, deviled eggs, biryanis, curries, shakshukas etc & many other different types of recipes with eggs. Check out our blog on an amazing fluffy pancake recipe, both with and without eggs.
Eggs Health Benefits
Eggs Are An Excellent Source Of Protein
Each egg contains more than 6 g of protein. An omelette made out of 3 large to medium eggs will supply your body with 18-20 g of protein with only 210-220 calories. Therefore, athletes and bodybuilders swear by eggs for muscle growth, endurance, and strength building. Not just that, the proteins in eggs also contain a complete amino acid profile.
Eggs Are Low In Carbs & Hence Great For A Keto Diet
A single egg contains less than 1 g of carbohydrates. Therefore, people following a Keto diet or a low-carb diet can rely on eggs for a low-carb meal.
Eggs Are Rich in Vitamin B
Eggs are rich in B Vitamins such as B12, Choline, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, etc. For example, Choline helps in cognitive development and proper brain function, both in infants as well as adults. Our body produces some Choline on its own but we need to consume it from external sources to avoid a deficiency. Therefore, eggs are a great source of it.
Eggs Are Good For Your Vision
Eggs contain carotenoids such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin. They are antioxidants that fight free radicals that can get accumulated in our eyes. Apart from that, they have also been associated with combating cataracts as well as slowing down the degeneration of the eyes.
Eggs Raise The Levels of Good Cholesterol
As opposed to the popular myth that eggs raise cholesterol levels, they actually can help lower bad cholesterol. 70% of people do not get impacted by cholesterol in eggs. They in fact raise the levels of HDL (high-density cholesterol) in most people. HDL helps fight LDL (low-density cholesterol) and helps improve heart function and circulation.
When it comes to nutrition, the Milkbasket grocery delivery app has everything you need. We have numerous varieties of eggs – from white to brown and protein to cage-free. Apart from farm-fresh eggs, you can order 6000+ grocery items from the brands you trust and love. Add anything to your order till midnight, and get doorstep delivery by 7 AM the next morning.
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