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Nutritional Facts about Eggs

By on June 20, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

We eat eggs on almost daily basis or may be weekly. But have you ever pondered on the fact that what are we actually taking in when we are eating an egg? Well, let us see.

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Nutritive importance of egg:

An egg of large size contains the following:

Calories: 78

Calories which are offered in the form of Fat: 48

Saturated Fat: 8% 1.6g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7grams

Monounsaturated Fat 2.0grams

Cholesterol: 62%186mg

Total Fat 8%

Carbohydrates 0.6g 0%

Sugars 0.6g

Sodium 62mg 3%

Protein 6.3g

Iron 17%

Egg doesn’t contain vitamin A and C. Neither has it offered any fibers.

Health Benefits Egg:

  • Very less sugar content
  • Quite rich in vitamin B6 and B12
  • Rich in phosphorus
  • Quite rich in iron
  • Rich in riboflavin
  • Quite rich in selenium

Drawbacks of consuming egg:

Quite rich in saturated fat

Quite rich in cholesterol

Note:

Eggs are great for pregnant ladies. If you ask why, let me tell you that eggs are rich in choline. Choline plays a great deal in the development of the brain of the baby and it also helps prevent certain birth defects as well. It is advised that a lady who is breastfeeding as well as those who are pregnant should take two eggs regularly. Other than that, egg also carries certain other vital contents that help the fetus grow.

Because it is rich in protein, patients with low albumin levels take in egg to replenish their albumin level. Vitamin B has a role in nervous system development and this is why eggs are recommended in pregnancy.

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