Eggs provide umpteen health benefits and as you browse through this article, you will understand why. Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Besides being rich in protein, eggs have abundant minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. India ranks fourth in the world for egg production of around 48 billion per annum with India’s per capita consumption being 47 eggs per person per annum. As per the Ministry of Agriculture (Government of India) in 2015-16 India’s egg production stood at 82.9 billion and was expected to rise by 5%.
Below, we’ve mentioned some of the key health benefits of eggs
The most well-known benefit of eggs is the high amount of protein it provides. Statistically speaking, there are around 6 grams of protein in one large egg or maybe even 7 grams in an extra-large one. Out of these 6 grams, the majority of the protein comes from the egg whites while a significant amount comes from the yolk. All of us know that proteins are the building blocks of our body. That is to say, it is crucial in maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle. Although there are other foods available too with high protein content, eggs stand out because of the quality of proteins and nutrients they provide.
Choline is an essential nutrient that is required for brain, cardiac, and liver health and is particularly important during pregnancy. Eggs are among the best dietary sources of choline. Our brain and nervous system need choline to regulate memory, mood, muscle control, and other functions. We also need choline to form the membranes that surround our body’s cells. This is a nutrient that most people don’t know exists and is found in very few foods. Eggs are therefore a vital source of choline for brain health. The DHA component present in TOTAL Supreme and TOTAL Wonder Brown eggs helps in fetal brain development and increases memory power.
Eggs contain some amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. The Omega-3 fatty acids decrease blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The enhanced levels of natural antioxidants in the form of Organic Selenium and Vitamin E boosts up the immune power and provide anti-ageing benefits. Eggs are a good source of Omega-3 particularly if you don’t enjoy or eat foods that are naturally high in Omega-3 acids like seeds, nuts, and fish. All types of eggs have different compositions of nutrients due to different feed formulations given to the hens. Thus, some eggs are prepared to have much higher Omega-3 fatty acids.
Eggs provide high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). It is also known as the “good” cholesterol. HDL can lower risks of heart disease and stroke.
Eggs are ideal for providing high immunity levels. The richness of vitamins in our TOTAL Vital eggs aids in bone health, cardiac health and prenatal health, thus enabling an active lifestyle with high immunity levels.
Eggs provide a fuller feeling because of its rich protein content. Therefore, it is best to eat eggs for breakfast or just have an egg snack in between meals to help you be on the go for work. This can inadvertently help in maintaining a proper diet and a healthy weight because it aids in reducing calorie intake and is, in itself, full of ‘healthy calories’.
Eggs are extremely easy and convenient to prepare. It takes about 5-6 minutes for a soft-boiled egg and 12 minutes for a hard-boiled egg. Moreover, it just takes about 4-5 minutes to scramble an egg or make a sunny-side up. Eggs can be prepared in many different ways. If you get bored of eating eggs in the same preparation, you can experiment with different preparations to include diversity in your meals. The many preparations of eggs include – boiled, scrambled, sunny-side up, poached, omelette, and benedict among others.
The bottom line is that eggs are healthy, cheap, convenient, and tasty. They are an “eggcellent” choice of food to include in your diet.