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    Facts About Egg

    1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneraton due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.

    2. In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.

    3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.

    4. According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

    5. They are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

    6. They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

    7. New research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person's lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.

    8. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.

    9. Eggs may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.

    10. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.

    11. Egg supply all essential amino acids for humans,[21] and provide several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid (vitamin B9), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium.

    12. Chicken eggs that are especially high in omega 3 fatty acids have come on the market.

    13. Eggs are considered to be healthy and balanced food for all ages groups.

    14. Most of an egg's vitamin are in the yolk.

    15. Most of an egg's proteins and minerals are in the albumen.

    16. The only difference in white and brown eggs is the colour of the shell. Nutritionally both are same.

    17. First layed by young hens often have double yolks. Some older hens lay jumbo sized eggs which sometimes have double yolks.

    18. The best sign of freshness of an egg is that when broken into a pan it would stay firm and would not spread out fast like water.

    19. To boil eggs choose 3 to 4 days old eggs. They are easier to peel. It is always advisable to eat thoroughly cooked eggs.

    20. Egg shells are porous hence they should not be stored with products like garlic,apples,etc.,which have stronger odour.


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    Re: Facts About Egg

    Below is a table that compares the nutritional value of egg whites and yolks, with data provided by the USDA.



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    Re: Facts About Egg

    Good attempt.Egg contains all nutrients Except VITAMIN C and CARBOHYDRATE.Boiling destroys AVIDIN which is a substance which prevents the body from obtaining BIOTIN one of the B complex vitamins.so BOILED EGG is superior to RAW egg.Egg protein is a REFERRECE PROTEIN for nutritional comparisions.

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    Re: Facts About Egg

    Oru muttai kula evlo vishayam iruka.... very informative.

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    Re: Facts About Egg

    thanks for sharing Nish dear...

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    Re: Facts About Egg

    Quote Originally Posted by drsenvi View Post
    Good attempt.Egg contains all nutrients Except VITAMIN C and CARBOHYDRATE.Boiling destroys AVIDIN which is a substance which prevents the body from obtaining BIOTIN one of the B complex vitamins.so BOILED EGG is superior to RAW egg.Egg protein is a REFERRECE PROTEIN for nutritional comparisions.
    Thank you drsenvi for adding some new info about egg.


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    Re: Facts About Egg

    Quote Originally Posted by usha.s View Post
    Oru muttai kula evlo vishayam iruka.... very informative.

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    Re: Facts About Egg

    Quote Originally Posted by YOKI View Post
    thanks for sharing Nish dear...
    Welcome Yoki dear


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