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Saturday 20 April 2024

Eggs Are Eggscellent !

I must admit we do enjoy eating recipes which contain eggs, they are so good for you and here's why:

1. Eggs are Full of Vitamins and Minerals - Including vitamins B, C, D, E, K, and more.

2. Lower High Blood Pressure - The peptides present in eggs were shown to help reduce high blood pressure.

3. Great Source of Protein - Eggs are a great source of protein, one egg contains 6 grams of protein.

4. Omega 3’s - Eggs contain a high level of essential omega-3 fatty acids, an essential nutrient and good for your heart.

5. Nine Essential Amino Acids - Eggs are known as the perfect food as they contain all 9 of the essential amino acids.

6. Can Lower Your Cholesterol - Eggs do contain cholesterol, however, studies have shown that those who consume eggs regularly had a reduced LDL and an increase in HDL (the good cholesterol).

7. Boost Brain and Nerve Health - One egg contains 20% of the daily recommended intake of choline. Many of us may be choline deficient. Choline is essential for phospholipids used in all cell membranes. Adequate levels of choline are essential for brain and nerve health.

8. Contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin - These carotenoids are an essential component for eye health and defend against the damaging effects of free radicals.

9. Contain Tryptophan and Tyrosine - Two amino acids which have great antioxidant properties. Tryptophan is also important as it is converted to serotonin, a mood enhancer and converted into melatonin in the pineal gland, which benefits sleep.

10. Reduced Risk of Macular Degeneration - Eggs protect your eyes from developing age-related macular degeneration due to the lutein and zeaxanthin present.

11. Good Source of Vitamin B12 - Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin for the process of converting homocysteine into safe molecules, such as glutathione, an important antioxidant.

12. Eggs Contain Calcium - One egg contains 50mg (5%) calcium. Although not a large source of calcium, an increased intake can reduce the risk of colon polyps and breast cancer.

13. Eggs Do NOT Cause Heart Disease - The choline in eggs is a crucial nutrient to help reduce the inflammation that leads to heart disease.

14. Reduce Birth Defects - Eggs contain folate, a nutrient which studies have shown to help prevent birth defects when consumed prenatally, one egg contains 44μg (11%) of folate.

15. Good Source of Vitamin A - One egg contains 19% of the RDA for vitamin A, which plays an important role in improving the immune system.

16. Promote Healthy Hair and Nails - The sulphur contained in eggs and the additional vitamins and minerals help promote hair and nail growth.

17. Reduce Oxidative Stress - Selenium, an essential macronutrient contained in eggs helps reduce oxidative stress.

18. Reduce Risk of Tumours - Eggs are an excellent source of selenium which has been associated with preventing cancer and in particular reducing tumours affecting the prostate.

19. Eggs Protect Your Eyesight - Not only do they prevent macular degeneration, but the antioxidants in eggs also have been reported to protect eyes from damage related to UV exposure.

20. Reduces Risk of Cataracts - The antioxidants have also been linked to reducing the risk of developing cataracts in old age.

21. Improve Immune System Functioning - The iron contained in eggs helps support a healthy immune system and normal red blood cell production.

22. Lose Weight - In a study from Louisiana State University, participants who ate eggs for breakfast instead of bagels, lost more weight and reported having more energy.

23. Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer - A recent study found that women who consumed high amounts of choline, an abundant nutrient in eggs, were 24% less likely to get breast cancer.

24. Source of Vitamin D - Many may be deficient in vitamin D which is essential for boosting the immune system and preventing cancer. One egg contains 41 IU of the 600 IU recommend daily amount of vitamin D.

25. Reduces Inflammation - The choline in eggs aids in reducing inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation has been linked to increasing the risk of osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline, and type 2 diabetes.

26. Beneficial for Foetal Development - The choline present in eggs is essential for pregnant women as it is crucial for proper foetal brain development and preventing neural tube defects.

27. Reduce Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke - Several studies have shown that the nutrients in eggs help prevent blood clots which reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

28. Improved Memory Function - The high amount of vitamins and nutrients in eggs, in particular choline, improves memory function and cognition.

29. Eggs Can Be Inexpensive - Although prices have increased recently, many are able to get eggs for a great price when bought from local farmers. Another option could be to raise your own chickens! Not only does this help save money and provide you with more nutritional value, but you could sell eggs to those in the area to cover the cost of caring for them.

30. Egg Variety - There are many ways to prepare eggs, whether you eat them raw, scramble them up, or boil them. You can also add great variety by adding in nutritious vegetables and herbs, such as to an omelette.

Information about eggs from here

Do you like eggs? We may enjoy an easy mushroom omelette today, details here

For readers who are not able to eat eggs
Have a look at this article, 'Thirteen Effective Substitutes for Eggs' find it here

A variety of articles and recipe ideas are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


Mari said...

I really like eggs. I have 2 boiled eggs for breakfast almost every morning.
I take them with me and eat them when I get to work. This morning I forgot them, so no breakfast today!

Linda said...

I just love eggs! All this is good information. Scrambled eggs are my favorite.

Tom said... day always starts with eggs.

Rose said...

My days do not always have eggs, but I do like them. I seem to go in cycles..might have one every more for a week or two and then don't want them for a while. Reading this makes me think I should try to eat them more regularly.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! -Christine

J.P. Alexander said...

Me gustan los huevos. Te mando un beso.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love eggs. I would eat them every day, but they have once again gotten very expensive, so I have to limit them to six a week.

Elephant's Child said...

A pint sized peck of goodness.

jabblog said...

Eggs are so quick and easy to prepare, however you like them.

Jeanie said...

I knew some of these points but far from all of them! It's a good thing that eggs are one of my favorite foods!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I love eggs.

Angie's Recipes said...

Love eggs, they are superfood. Had 5 today :-))

Jeff said...

I love eggs and am so glad to have several nearby sources of free-range eggs. I just hope the bird-flu issues with fowl stays under control.

Giorgio said...

You published an interesting article about egg yolk, which contains high amount of many essential nutrients. Great to hear that eggs can lower our cholesterol. I've also heard that the vitamin B12 in egg yolks is easier to absorb.
As it is known, many anglo-saxon peoples always have eggs at breakfast (soft creamy scrambled eggs). I saw some eggs recipes also in Dublin.
Thanks for sharing!

Norma2 said...

Jan,until not so long ago you couldn't eat many eggs a week. Today, luckily, this has changed: healthy people can eat eggs daily and enjoy the highest biological source of protein that exists. Unless they have high cholesterol. When in doubt, consult the Doctor.

Carla from The River said...

We are egg eaters. ;-) Ha Ha... we just got two ducks and I will be making some new recipes using our duck eggs.

Valerie-Jael said...

I love eggs in all of their many varieties! Hugs, Valerie

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Great information, Jan, on something I have every morning!

Mary Kirkland said...

I love eggs even though the price has increased a bit I still eat two boiled eggs for breakfast almost each morning.

DVArtist said...

This is a fantastic post. We eat a lot of eggs in my house. In addition to using them in dishes I make. Thanks for the information.

happyone said...

No doubt about it eggs are good for you.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

They are eggcellent. (Is there really a difference between an omelette and scrambled eggs? All my omelettes become scrambled as I cook them).

God bless.

Lowcarb team member said...


Victor S E Moubarak who said...
They are eggcellent. (Is there really a difference between an omelette and scrambled eggs? All my omelettes become scrambled as I cook them).

God bless.

Hello Victor
Many thanks for your comment.

Scrambled eggs should boast a light and fluffy texture, with delicate curds that melt in the mouth. Omelettes, on the other hand, should offer a slightly firmer texture, with a crispy exterior and a soft, creamy interior.

You can read a comprehensive comparison here:-

Keep enjoying your eggs however you eat them! They are so nutritious.

All the best Jan

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thanx Jan. Maybe I'm a bad cook.

God bless.

Back2OurSmallCorner said...

We all enjoy eggs in this family and our favourites are poached or scrambled. Delicious.

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Right that's it, eggs for tea tonight.

Conniecrafter said...

Yes we do like eggs and have them at least every other day for breakfast!

Teresa said...

En casa nos encantan los huevos, tengo mis propias gallinas. Un abrazo.

baili said...

this was a truly excellent post full of very useful knowledge dear Jan

thanks for mentioning selenium , i did not know eggs have that nutrient .

best wishes for you and family!