If you enjoy breakfast food, you’re probably a fan of eggs. They’re cheap, delicious, and can be prepared in dozens of ways. Beyond their convenience, eggs also pack a powerful punch of nutrients.
What’s in an Egg?
A single egg delivers 6 grams of protein and vitamins like choline (which promotes a healthy pregnancy and a healthy brain), biotin, and B vitamins — all while clocking in at under 80 calories.
Within the shell, eggs divide into two parts: the egg white and egg yolk. While most crack an egg and consume both parts together, some opt to separate the two parts. An egg white contains large amounts of vitamin B3 while the egg yolk contains many omega-3s, but even separated both include many important nutrients.
If you aren’t already enjoying eggs, it might be time to give them a try. Check out our infographic to discover all the benefits eggs have to offer.
Egg-cellent Health Benefits
Eating eggs on a regular basis has numerous health benefits. Eggs can help you feel fuller, and feeling fuller longer lessens the temptation to snack throughout the day. In addition to feeling full, high levels of protein in eggs help strengthen and build muscles, preventing muscle loss later in life.
Eggs also contain a nutrient called “choline,” which helps prevent birth defects and allows brain cell membranes retain their structure.
You can prepare eggs in multiple ways – think omelets, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, and scrambled. NO matter which way you choose to prepare your eggs the nutrients remain the same, so you will still receive all the health benefits eggs can provide.
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