Why you should eat eggs every day

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Rumour has it that the oldest living person in the world attributes her longevity to eating two eggs every day.

She may be on to something – the egg’s bad rap as a cholesterol-laden, artery-clogging villain is systematically being shredded by science.

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In fact, modern thinking seems to indicate that the humble egg is in fact a ‘superfood’, rich in nutrients and neatly packaged by Mother Nature for your convenience.

If you are still in doubt, just one large egg offers you:

  • Vitamin A: 6% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA).
  • Folate: 5% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA.
  • Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA.
  • Selenium: 22% of the RDA.

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Eggs also contain decent amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, calcium and zinc.

Interestingly, it also contains choline, a lesser-known but very important nutrient. A single egg contains more than 100mg of choline.

If two eggs a day sounds like lot, try preparing them a little differently to just frying, boiling or scrambling.

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