Today is National Egg Day. Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse. Here are some of the reasons to include eggs in your diet:
They contain a great amount of protein which is important for muscle and tissue maintenance and repair. It can also be a useful tool for weight loss because protein can keep you fuller for longer and combining protein with carbohydrates will slow down the rate of blood glucose (sugar) being released into the blood stream so will release steady energy rather than make your blood sugar spike. This makes you less likely to crash and feeling like you need that quick sugar fix.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Eggs are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which are needed for heart health and brain health.
Healthy Immune System
Eggs also contain many beneficial vitamins and minerals which help to maintain a healthy immune system. These include Vitamins B12 and A and minerals such as Biotin and Selenium. This is especially important as we enter the winter months and we become more susceptible to those nasty viruses.
Eggs contain Vitamin D which is important for bone health. D aids the absorption of calcium so a deficiency may cause you to be at risk of fractures.
Great for veggies
This is a great meat alternative for vegetarians because of it’s protein content and it contains many of the nutrients that meat contains such as B12.
Other nutrients that eggs include are:
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
- Vitamin E
- Folic Acid
They’re so versatile
There are many ways to include eggs in your diet. Here are some of the ways to enjoy your eggs:
- Eggy bread (French toast)
- In your baking (pancakes, healthy cakes, etc.)