Want to know the nutritional value of eggs? Let’s get cracking...
There are lots of myths about egg nutrition, but the truth is, eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Crammed full of vitamins and minerals, low in calories and great if you’re trying to lose weight, they’re so good for you that nutrition experts are calling them a superfood. Here’s why.
Free range eggs are naturally packed with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin B2 (that’s riboflavin), iodine and selenium. You’ll also find vitamin A, calcium, phosphorous, folate, biotin, choline, thiamine and pantothenic acid inside those lovely golden shells. They even contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids like the ones in oily fish.
What does all that mean? Well, it means that the nutrients in eggs help to keep your brain, bones, eyes, teeth, skin, muscles, liver, immune system, nervous system and metabolism healthy, strong and functioning properly. So they’re pretty good for you!
With all that great egg nutrition news, you might be wondering – just how many eggs can I eat each day? Well, there’s currently is no recommended1 limit. Even better, because eggs keep you fuller for longer than many other foods, eating them means you’ll feel less tempted to snack between meals.