Are you eating enough eggs?
Eggs are a great source of protein, easily digested, inexpensive and easy to prepare. Remember, eat the yolk! This is where most of the nutrition is!
Here are some other egg-citing facts about eggs that you need to know :
- Eggs contain Lutien and zeaxanthing which help maintain good eyesight. These antioxidants help prevent blindness in people over the age of 65 and helps decrease the chance of getting cataracts.
- Eggs contain all 9 essential amino acids which our bodies cannot make ( we have to get them from food). Eggs are one of the only foods that contain all nine and are considered a complete protein.
- Eggs are one of the few foods that contain Vitamin D naturally.
- Eggs contain Choline which by Health Canada is a recognized essential nutrient. It plays a role in brain development and function.
- Blood spots that sometimes occur in eggs are not an indication of a fertilized egg. It is caused by the rupture of a blood vessel on the yolk surface during formation of the egg.
- Chalazae is the stringy strands you sometime see in eggs it holds the yolk in the center of the egg.
- A fresh egg will sink in a glass of water where an old egg will float.
- An egg that is cloudy is a sign of it’s freshness.
- A hardboiled egg will spin longer than a raw egg. The liquid in the raw eggs stops it from getting momentum to spin.
- There are no nutritional difference between a brown egg or white egg.
- Recent research done by Harvard shows that enjoying an egg a day will not increase your chance of heart disease.
- The eggs you buy in the store have not been fertilized.
So go ahead, get cracking!