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.
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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