Individuals who are looking to get healthier by upping their nutrient intake need not look further than the humble organic egg. This dietary mainstay is hard to beat in nutritional value. Many can agree that an egg, topped on most meals make it all that more satisfying. The good news is that adding eggs to your diet is not only tasty, but beneficial. Read up further to learn what nutritional value all-natural eggs bring to the table.

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Protein

The nutritional value of eggs is so well studied that the World Health Organization (WHO) uses egg protein as a standard for evaluating protein in other foods. Egg protein is usually referred to as “HBV” protein, High Biological Value. An egg contains one of the highest quality proteins of any food available. It builds antibodies and repairs muscles. Also, newer research suggests that it promotes weight loss and cares for your heart.

Carotenoids

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in egg yolks that protect eyes from degeneration and damage. Thanks to these nutrients, age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration are kept at bay.

Choline

Choline, essential for pregnant and breastfeeding women as it contributes to the fetus’ brain and memory development, are abundant in eggs. Women who consume choline are known to give birth to babies with stronger immunity and are able to combat stress-related illnesses and chronic issues in future.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 helps protect you against heart disease. 50% of your daily requirement of vitamin B12 is found in an egg. This makes fighting heart disease delicious and convenient.

Selenium as an antioxidant

Selenium, together with vitamin E, acts as an antioxidant to prevent the breakdown of body tissues. These nutrients are rich in egg yolks, and are easily absorbed by the body in dietary form.

Weight Loss

Eggs can be an excellent option for dieters because it’s a relatively low-calorie food, protein rich and full of flavor. Egg-based breakfasts have satiating properties (making you feel full longer) that promotes healthy body weight and reduces the risk for obesity.

Thiamin

This impressive nutrient helps to maintain muscle tone, and promotes a healthy nervous system. Thiamin is a B Vitamin that helps the body to assimilate other nutrients more efficiently. As this is one of the vitamins found in eggs, along with a variety of other nutrients, consuming thiamin-rich eggs does the body good.

Conclusion

To get the most nutrition and benefits from eggs, opt for all-natural raised hens that are fed a nutrient-rich diet, raised in good living conditions, and aren’t fed any artificial feed. Don’t miss out on the nutritional value of free-range eggs and incorporate them into a well-balanced diet.

 

All natural eggs are available at select Healthy Options stores

 

Sources: 

http://www.aeb.org/retail/
http://www.eggs.ca/
http://www.getcracking.com
eggnutritioncenter.org

 

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Healthy Options Eggs

Healthy Options eggs are grown locally from happy hens who forage and are fed with an all-natural diet.