Weight & Hunger
Starting the day with eggs as part of a balanced meal can help prevent midmorning hunger and improve nutrient intake compared to skipping breakfast.
Recent studies have found that foods consisting of carbohydrates that are quickly absorbed into the blood stream have a high glycaemic index, promoting hunger and excess weight gain. Eggs contain no carbohydrates and therefore lower the total glycaemic load of the meal in which they are consumed.
- An egg contains varying amounts of 13 important vitamins and minerals. An egg yolk is one of the few foods that naturally contains vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, in combination with other important nutrients such as folate, iron and vitamin B12
- Eggs supply high-quality protein. Egg protein contains all the essential amino acids.
- Choline in eggs is important in proper brain development in the feotus and new-born and also plays a role in preventing memory loss later in life.
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