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The Eggs-traordinary Health Benefits of Eggs

Jun 10, 2019

We tend to take eggs a little for granted. And why not? They’re available at every supermarket, across the country, and are a food staple. However, we should not take the modest egg for granted. Eggs have so many health benefits, and for Healthy Eating Week, here are just a few.

1. Rich in Protein
Eggs are perfect in providing some extra protein for your diet. Protein helps the growth, development, and maintenance of muscles and bones. In fact, eggs already have 50% of your recommended daily allowance of protein!

2. Improves Immune System Functioning
Eggs are a great source of Vitamins A and D, which have been found to assist in the functioning of the immune system. Eggs are also rich in Vitamin B12, currently possessing 80% of your recommended Vitamin B12 intake, with no need of additional supplementation. This vitamin assists in red blood cell formation and the normal functioning of the immune system.

3. Reduces Tiredness and Fatigue
Niacin, and equivalents, can be found in eggs. These vitamins contribute to the reduction of tiredness, meaning eggs can provide a much-needed energy boost.

4. Improves Normal Cognitive Functioning
Eggs contain so many different vitamins and minerals that improve normal mental functioning. They are rich in Pantothenic Acid which contributes to normal mental performance, Iron which also improves cognition, and are rich in Iodine, which can help both cognition and skin health.

5. Helps to Balance Hormones
Not only does Iodine help in cognitive functioning, but it also has been found to help hormone production. Therefore, enjoying an egg for breakfast every morning can improve your skin, hair, and thyroid functioning.

As you can see, eggs are a true power food and have an abundance of health benefits. So, for this Healthy Eating Week, pick up a pack of our delicious eggs and get cooking to reap the many benefits of the humble, little egg.