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The Right Way To Eat Eggs

June 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 188

Eggs, one of the most consumed and versatile food available today. Most of us eat them almost everyday, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Have you ever wondered what are the health benefits offered by these small round things? In the recent times, eggs have often received a bad name and accusations of increasing cholesterol levels. Well, yes it is true that one of those round thing contains sufficient cholesterol that you would need for your entire day, but it is also true that eggs are one of the best sources of protein.

All the cholesterol that can be found in an egg is contained in the yolk. If you have health problems but would still like to attain the essential protein that eggs offer, you can cook it by removing the egg yolk and only using the egg white. However, if you have no health issues, you should eat no more than 300 mg of cholesterol per day. One large egg can contain as much as 213 mg of cholesterol so be careful if you are planning to consume more than one egg a day. As I recommended earlier, you could remove the egg yolk and eat only the egg white for the subsequent eggs you consume in a day after you have consumed the first one.

The protein that eggs provide can match up to those in meat, poultry and fist. Most of the protein that is found in them also comes from the egg white with a mere small percentage coming from the yolk, thus a more better reason for you to emit that detrimental egg yolk out of your diet. So when you are cooking the egg, be careful as not to use butter or oil to fry it as it would defeat the purpose of removing the egg yolk and still give you all that extra fats and cholesterol. Another fact about the protein contained in eggs is that it is one of the purest forms of proteins found in whole-foods.

The calories contained in an egg are not that great as compared to other foods. With 55 of the 71 calories in eggs coming from the egg yolk, it gives you another reason as to remove the egg yolk and eat only the egg white. You could take egg whites from two eggs and make an omelet out of it and there you have it, a delicious and nutritious meal.

And if these health benefits are not enough, let me tell you more. Eggs contain several vitamins such as vitamin A which is good for skin and growth, B2 which helps to release energy from protein and fat, B6 which promotes metabolism of protein and B12 which is an essential vitamin in the formation of nerve fibers and blood cells. Apart from these vitamins, eggs also contain essential minerals such as iron which is essential in the creation of red blood cells, calcium which is the most important mineral in strengthening of bones and teeth, and zinc which is good for enzyme stability and essential in sexual maturation.

Now with all this knowledge about the benefits that eggs can offer, you have more than enough reason to include eggs in your diet!

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