Why you should eat eggs every day

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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