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Why Eating an Egg Every Day is Essential For Children

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Am advocating here, not just because eggs are my personal, crazily favorite food, but for the fact that “Eggs are the perfect healthy food.”


They contain healthy fats and are extremely low in carbohydrates. They’re also high in vitamins A, B, and D, and several minerals, such as selenium and phosphorus.


Myth


Eggs are fattening!

But, Gone are those days.


Now, egg yolks are a welcome part of your healthy diet, and people are catching on to the fact that eating whole eggs has numerous health benefits.


Experts say that interesting and positive changes happen to a child’s body when they eat eggs every day. And you would possibly be surprised at how a daily egg diet can make them feel healthier and happier.


So, here is the Nutritional Value of EggsEggs are a good source of several key vitamins and minerals. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids and are a good source of protein.


For One Large Egg, We Get:


  • 71.5 calories

  • 5 grams of fat

  • 37 mg omega-3 fatty acids

  • 0.4 grams of carbs

  • 0 grams of fiber

  • 6.3 grams of protein

  • Vitamin A 244 IU (5% DV)

  • Vitamin D 17.5 IU (4% DV)

  • Vitamin E 0.5 mg (2% DV)

  • Riboflavin 0.2 mg (14% DV)

  • Vitamin B6 0.1 mg (4% DV)

  • Folate 23.5 mcg (6% DV)

  • Vitamin B12 0.6 mcg (11% DV)

  • Pantothenic acid 0.7 mg (7% DV)



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Minerals


  • Calcium 26.5 mg (3% DV)

  • Iron 0.9 mg (5% DV)

  • Magnesium 6 mg (2% DV)

  • Selenium 15.8 mcg (23% DV)

*DV = daily value


Why a Daily Diet?


Eggs should be a part of your healthy diet. They also come with a long list of proven health benefits.


They Raise Your “Good” Cholesterol, Which Lowers Bad Cholesterol


There are two types of cholesterol: good and bad. Bad cholesterol is known as LDL cholesterol. This is the type of cholesterol that clogs up your arteries and increases your risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke.


On the other hand, your good cholesterol is known as “HDL” cholesterol. Research shows that eating eggs can increase your HDL or good cholesterol, which can help keep your heart healthy.


Eating eggs seems to be more beneficial for your heart when you combine it with a low-carb diet.


They contain all nine essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein.


A food that contains all nine essential amino acids is known as a complete protein. Eggs are one such.


They support the growth of lean muscle tissue. Amino acids are also needed to restore and repair damaged tissues and cells in the body.


They Can Help You Lose Weight


Eating foods that are high in protein can help you lose weight. This is because they keep you full for longer, which means you’ll eat fewer calories.


Egg yolks are a good source of vitamin A, which acts as an antioxidant in the body to reduce free radical damage and inflammation. 


Egg yolks also aid in maintaining eye health.


Diabetes


They can help people with diabetes reduce body fat obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. One way to manage your weight is by eating eggs in place of high-carbohydrate foods.


Antioxidants


Egg yolks are a good source of vitamin A, which acts as an antioxidant in the body to reduce free radical damage and inflammation.


Eggs are Good for Your Brain (and Baby)


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Eggs are an amazing source of choline, a micronutrient that is used to make a neurotransmitter that’s important for learning and memory. It’s also involved in the methylation cycle, which affects energy and mood, and has been shown to regulate inflammation.


Finally, choline is essential for pregnant women since it’s important for fetal and infant brain development.


Eggs can Help Reduce Anxiety


Let’s be honest: it’s a very stressful world out there. Albeit you didn’t have anxiety as a toddler, you’re likely to develop anxiety later in life. That’s the bad news.


The good news is that eggs can help reduce that anxiety! Eggs are a solid source of lysine. In some studies, lysine was helpful in reducing both acute stress and longer-term anxiety. Lysine also helps in other ways. For instance, it can lower vital signs and even improve your digestion!


What are you all now even waiting for?


Eggs!


Yes, they’re not just delicious—eggs are also easy to prepare, no matter your kitchen skills. Whether you prefer scrambled, poached, hard-boiled, or in a curry,


Eat that egg and stay healthy, stay happy!

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