Eggs – Nature’s Wonder Superfood

Paul Chong/ Mon. 10 November2014

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On this egg farm excursion you will learn all about where Australian eggs come from – meet the hens, the farmers, the little baby chicks and even the guard dog.(Embedded Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY-2JtG-HAY

Which comes first the chicken or the egg? This is a causality dilemma which often evoke the question of how life & the universe first began. Metaphorically & obviously one cannot exist without the other. But we are not about to argue over the answer. It’s just to illustrate the fact that the egg is undoubtedly the single most complete natural food available . . . out of which the chicken is hatched. As such, it can indeed be classified as a “superfood” with the all nutrients necessary to sustain life.

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I have read many a conflicting report on the consumption of eggs. Some said this, some said that . . . advising for health reason just eating the egg white & dispense with the yolk. Yet this is the part containing 43% of the protein that feeds the developing embryo.

Egg white consists primarily about 90% water into which is dissolved 10% proteins (including albumins, mucoproteins, and globulins). Unlike the yolk, which is high in lipids (fats), egg white contains almost no fat, and carbohydrate content is less than 1%. Egg whites contain just over 50% of the protein in the egg.

  • Eggs Are Incredibly Nutritious – Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. A whole egg contains all the nutrients required to turn a single cell into a baby chicken.A single large boiled egg contains: Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA, Vitamin B5: 7%, Vitamin B12: 9%, Vitamin B2: 15%, Phosphorus: 9%, Selenium: 22%.

  • Eggs also contain decent amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium & Zinc.

  • This is coming with 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats.

  • Eggs also contain various other trace nutrients that are important for health.

  • Really… eggs are pretty much the perfect food, they contain a little bit of almost every nutrient we need.

  • If you can get your hands on pastured or Omega-3 enriched eggs, then these are even better. They have more Omega-3s and are much higher in Vitamin A and E.

  • Bottom Line: Whole eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet, containing a little bit of almost every nutrient we need. Omega-3 enriched and/or pastured eggs are even healthier.

  • Eggs Are High in Cholesterol, but They Don’t Adversely Affect Blood Cholesterol.

  • Raise HDL (The “Good”) Cholesterol

  • Eggs Raise HDL (The “Good”) Cholesterol

  • Turn LDL Cholesterol From Small, Dense to Large, Linked to a Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

  • Eggs Contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Antioxidants That Have Major Benefits For Eye Health

  • In the Case of Omega-3 or Pastured Eggs, They Lower Triglycerides as Well

  • Eggs Are High in Quality Protein, With All The Essential Amino Acids in The Right Ratios

  • Eggs do NOT Raise Your Risk of Heart Disease and May Reduce The Risk of Stroke

  • Eggs Are Highly Fulfilling and Tend to Make You Eat Fewer Calories, Helping You to Lose Weight

  • Eggs Are Highly Fulfilling and Tend to Make You Eat Fewer Calories, Helping You to Lose Weight

Studies clearly show that eating up to 3 whole eggs per day is perfectly safe.

There is no evidence that going beyond that is harmful, it is just “uncharted territory” as it hasn’t been studied.

Egg giving life to chicken itself is proof of its miraculous food nutrients. Undoubtedly, you can’t go wrong with egg consumption.

PEOPLE BEEN EATING EGGS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

Classic Health Benefits of Eggs

PC/Friday, 13 September 2013

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When I was a teen-ager growing up in Pokok Assam resettlement village where chickens were reared free-range, I used to get hold of the freshly laid eggs and have it warmly swallowed one a day. It’s supposed to be good for the throat & voice especially the singing voice.
Well it did improve my croaking voice but I never did win a recording hit anyway.
Some people advise to consume egg white only and negatively put aside the yoke.Whatever the hearsay, it’s best to get the facts from the expert nutritionists and rid off all the misconceptions.
So here are the facts:

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1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneration 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.

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Very Important, EGG is good for cancer too.