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The A to Z of health benefits in a single egg
THE health benefits you’ll find in this in- expensive and humble kitchen staple are nu- merous.
A, B2, B5, B12, D, and E along with minerals such as iron, selenium and io- dine, and other important nutrients including cho- line and protein,” Ms Na- toli said.
sively in the yolk.
“This bundle of nutri-
min B12 on its own, mak- ing it essential to con- sume foods high in this vitamin.
Choline is a little- known yet important nu- trient that plays a role in liver and nerve function, as well as brain develop- ment and function.
women, helping to pro- duce and maintain new cells and protect against serious birth defects such as spina bifida.
turn carries oxygen to tis- sues in your body.
energy metabolism and muscle growth.
Not only are eggs de- licious, they’re also an impressive source of the vitamins and nutrients the body needs in order to function.
“These nutrients among others are spread out in the yolk and the white, so to make sure you get all the goodness, enjoy the whole egg.
The full list of vitamins and nutrients you’ll find in an egg:
Vitamin A
Choline is essential in prenatal health for both mother and baby, as well as all stages through adulthood.
This essential mineral is required for your thy- roid to produce hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate, as well as assist with cognitive function and brain devel- opment, and maintaining healthy skin.
Despite its importance, an estimated one in eight Australians is iron defi- cient, making it one of the most common nutri- ent deficiencies in the world.
Though only required in trace amounts com- pared to other vitamins and minerals, selenium is an important antioxidant that helps prevent free radical damage to cells in the body.
Accredited practising dietitian Sharon Natoli recommends that to get maximum nutritional val- ue, whole eggs should be your go to.
“While the egg whites include most of the pro- tein and vitamin B2, vi- tamins A, B12, D, E and choline are found exclu-
Vitamin A is important for maintaining healthy skin, a functioning im- mune system and eye health.
The human body can produce choline but not in the amounts needed daily by the body.
Iron is an important mineral that produces haemoglobin, which in
Phosphorus is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, as well as cell membranes.
Selenium supports the immune system, thyroid gland function and the maintenance of healthy hair and nails.
“Eggs include vitamins
A deficiency in vitamin A can cause hair loss, skin problems, dry eyes and an increased risk of infections.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
It also contributes to
ents helps to maintain healthy skin, while also supporting the immune system, bone and muscle function, energy levels, metabolism, heart health and others.”
Iron is also essential in helping muscles store and use oxygen.
Low levels of phospho- rus can result in a loss of appetite or bone pain. Selenium
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Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is impor- tant for growth, energy metabolism, red blood cell development, vision and the healthy function- ing of the nervous system.
Ninety percent of Aus- tralians do not meet the adequate intake level of choline, which can be easily corrected by in- cluding eggs regularly in our daily diets.
It is also an antioxidant nutrient that the human body is unable to store, which makes it important to consume the recom- mended daily intake. Pantothenic acid (Vita- min B5)
Vitamin D has an im- portant role in calcium and phosphorus absorp- tion, making it essential for the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
Pantothenic acid, com- monly called vitamin B5, plays a role in convert- ing food into energy and breaking down fat.
Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D. Vitamin E
It also helps in the pro- duction of vitamin D.
Vitamin E has benefi- cial antioxidant proper- ties that play a role in maintaining good health.
Though uncommon a deficiency in vitamin B5 can result in fatigue, ir- ritability, numbness and muscle cramps among other symptoms. Vitamin B12
It may be important for heart health, with studies linking it to lower rates of heart disease.
Vitamin B12 is essen- tial in the formation of red blood cells, convert- ing food into energy and maintaining the healthy function of the immune and nervous systems.
Studies have also found links between vitamin E and immune function, a reduction in age-related eye disorders and slowing cognitive decline associ- ated with aging.
The human body is in-
Folate is an important nutrient for everyone to contribute to healthy red blood cells formation and in particular for pregnant
The nutritional benefits are spread out in the yolk and the white, so to get all the goodness, enjoy the whole egg.
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It also contributes to healthy muscle func- tion and immune system maintenance.
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