The Wonders of Eggs

eggsIt has not become surprising that eggs have become a vital part of the common American’s diet. Whether hard-boiled or sunny side up, eggs have become a staple especially during breakfast. It should be remembered that a lot of people have a negative view of eggs because of the amount of cholesterol that it contains.

For example, one whole, large egg is said to contain around 213 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol which is actually more than two-thirds of the recommended daily intake of a person which is 300 mg.

Even though eggs do provide a significantly high amount of cholesterol when compared to milk, beef and chicken, eggs have quite a low saturated fat content considering its calorie content. A whole, large egg is said to contain just about 75 calories, 4.5 grams of total fat as well as 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat and 2.0 grams of monounsaturated fat.

This food was designed specifically by nature in order to become a complete nutrient reserve for the developing chick. Eggs have become very important to humans simply because of their high nutrition value as well as its affordable cost. It is known for a fact that there are a lot of Americans who live, inactive and sedentary lifestyles.

Because of this type of behavior, people everywhere should be well aware of the fact that they should be careful of their daily caloric intake. And because of their sedentary lifestyles, people should be conscious that the foods that they eat are nutrient dense. Nutrient density means that the nutrients that are supplied within a specific food is proportionately high to its quantity. These types of food do well to meet a person’s daily dietary needs.

Nutrient dense foods, especially eggs, are an excellent source of protein because they contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals that a person may need while in the process, providing lesser calories. This is why eggs have been called “complete” because they supply enough without providing empty calories or too much of them.

If a person consumes two large eggs, that would only constitute only seven percent of the total daily calorie intake of a person which is on a 2,000 calorie diet. Consequently, those two eggs provide 20 percent of the daily value for protein, 30 percent of the daily value for riboflavin, and 8 percent or more of the daily value for several other nutrients including vitamins A, D, E, B-6, B-12, folate, iron, phosphorus, and zinc. These are the different vitamins and minerals that eggs provide. It is very important that one does not listen to the messages regarding bad cholesterol because it has nothing to do with eggs.

People should essentially get enough servings of eggs in order for them to get a nutrient dense food. Now that you know them to be very good sources of your daily dietary needs, wouldn’t you want to not only take a second look at them but also a second helping?