Eggs and Nutrition
Eggs have several nutritional values, contain a high level of protein and also all vitamins and minerals except vitamin C.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Eggs contain omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. The two fatty acids are among the polyunsaturated fatty acids, in everyday speech called ”the good fat”. They are important for optimal fat metabolism in the blood in contrast to the saturated fatty acids.
Pantothencic acid is important for the body, as it contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters. In addition, pantothentic acid assist normal mental performance and is a contribution to reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Eggs contain a high level of protein - 12.3 per 100 g. Protein is important as it contributes to growth and maintenance of muscles. Furthermore, protein contributes to keep up normal bones.
Eggs contain selenium which has a major physical impact. For an example, selenium helps to maintain normal hair and nails. Also, selenium contributes to the immune system functions normally and normal thyroid function.
Eggs contain vitamin A, among others, contributes to the maintenance of normal eyesight and to keep normal function of the immune system. Vitamin A also helps to maintain normal skin.
Eggs contain vitamin B, including vitamin B2 and B12. These vitamins have several functions both physcially and mentally. For an example, B2 - better known as riboflavin - contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system, maintenance of normal red blood cells and reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
B12 is the one vitamin B only obtainable through animal food. B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system and normal homocysteine metabolism. Also, B12 helps normal psychological function, contributes to normal function of the immune system and has a role in the process of cell division.
Vitamin D helps maintain normal bones and contributes to the immune system functions normally. Vitamin D is primarily received through sunbeam, but if you work indoors, generally are mostly in the shade or it is winter season, it can be difficult to obtain enough vitamin D. However, vitamin D is obtainable through some food and be applied in one's daily diet (eggs contain vitamin D and can be eaten on a daily basis).
An egg contains vitamin E which contributes to protect the cells from oxidative stress. This basically means that vitamin E is an important antioxidant that protects the body from harmful substances inflicting DNA, protein etc.
Vitamin K helps the body to have normal blood clotting and to maintain normal bones.