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Nutritional Value of Egg

Egg should be considered vegetarian or non-vegetarian?
(September 13, 2011)

There has always been much debate about whether an egg is considered vegetarian or non-vegetarian but this mainly depends on an individual perspective. Irrespective of this fact the nutritional value of an egg cannot be overlooked. Eggs are rich in carotenoids especially zeaxanthin and lutein which can actually prevent macular degeneration in the eyes. Regular consumption of eggs also lowers the risk of eye problems like cataracts. A single egg contains all the essential amino acids and six grams of high quality protein which are very beneficial to the human body.

Regular consumption of eggs also lowers the risk of heart disease, strokes and blood clots. This is why many experts advocate eating an egg a day to stay healthy. The nutrient choline obtained from eggs helps in regulating the cardiovascular system as well as the nervous system. Furthermore eggs may also be beneficial in preventing breast cancer and many vitamin D deficiencies.
Submitted by N on September 13, 2011 at 12:13


Does egg help you lose weight?

Weight loss is one of the most widely discussed topics in a world that is heavily burdened with the troubles of obesity. Despite the fact that everyone knows eggs contain a lot of heat, they are recommended by a number of health professionals and dieticians to be a regular part of your dietary intake. This is primarily because of the fact that when it comes to eggs for weight loss, they contain a substance known as leucine – which is an essential amino acid that helps in the reduction of weight in the body. This substance, leucine, helps in reducing the loss of lean tissue whenever you are dieting while also helping in the stabilization of blood glucose and promotion of body fat. Apart from the many advantages of boiled eggs for losing weight, there are also the other advantages that eggs have for our overall wellbeing. For instance, the antioxidants present in eggs are known to be especially beneficial when it comes to reducing the chances of cataract as well as age – related macular reduction. However, one should remember that, in order to take the maximum out of eggs for weight loss, they should be consumed in either boiled or poached forms.
Submitted by N on August 31, 2011 at 03:33


Can egg whites help acne and blackheads?    

Many people nowadays are resorting to home remedies such as using eggs for acne as they are known to be very effective and also do not have harmful side effects like their commercial counterparts. Raw egg nutrition for pimples are known to be an effective face mask because they are rich in vitamin B2 which acts as a stress reliever and this in turn tends to minimize acne as stress is known to increase the acne causing oil production. Eggs for acne is also useful in shrinking ones pores and, minimizing the production of oil as well as soaking out the dirt and oil from the skin. Egg whites help in the control and prevention of acne and blackheads by softening the skin, reducing the production of sebum and also tightening the pores. Eggs for acne is also a popular home remedy because it contains vitamin B3 which helps in improving the flow of blood in the body and zinc that is present in eggs is useful in regulating the hormones, strengthening the immune system and also aids healing of wounds. In addition to using eggs for acne in the form of a face mask one can boil and eat the whites of eggs as the various vitamins that are present in eggs tends to help the body from within.
Submitted by N on August 4, 2011 at 01:26


Do eggs boost metabolism?

Regular consumption of eggs for metabolism is the best method of speeding up the metabolic rate of the body. Eggs are a rich source of protein, vitamin A, vitamin B2 and B12 and should be included in the daily diet to boost metabolism. Not only do eggs speed up metabolism they also help you stay energized and full till your next meal. Therefore it is always healthy to have eggs for breakfast so that you avoid binging in between. In addition a glass of orange juice can further boost your energy levels and help you stay active longer. In comparison if you have a processed or sugary breakfast, you will end up feeling hungry and lethargic in the morning. Eating eggs for metabolism is also helpful to those who are trying to lose weight. Even though many people may be concerned about eating the yolk of the egg, consumption of eggs with toast for breakfast is not only healthy but also helps a person lose weight faster by speeding up the metabolism. The protein in the eggs helps you feel satiated for a longer period of time. While eating eggs for metabolism it is always healthier to eat hard boiled eggs as compared to fried ones.
Submitted by N on July 30, 2011 at 01:55


How egg helps in gaining weight?

Eggs are a good source of nutrition and are considered to be very important by athletes and sports persons. Eggs contain plenty of protein and also some fat, both of which are needed by the body. The downside of this is that eggs do contain a fair amount of cholesterol. This makes it unhealthy to consume eggs in large quantities. It is therefore recommended to eat just one egg per day if one is on a healthy diet. The consumption of raw eggs for weight gain is something that can potentially make one sick. It is better to consume a boiled egg for increasing weight as this is one of the healthiest methods of cooking an egg. If one looks at an egg, there are two distinct parts. The outer white of the egg is the part that contains plenty of protein and is quite healthy to consume. The inner yellow part of the egg is where the fat and cholesterol come from. There are some diets that recommend large quantities of eggs to be consumed. These are not healthy diets. Instead, one should consume a single egg along with other nutritious food in order to gain weight in a healthy, balanced and sustainable manner.
Submitted by N on July 25, 2011 at 01:54


Eggs have been an inherent part of man’s diet for several generations. They are extremely high in nutritional content and are a popular component of protein-rich diets. While Bird eggs are typically more popularly eaten across the world, including those of Chicken, ducks and turkey, Caviar or fish eggs are more a part of some exotic food offerings. Egg protein is considered among the best forms of protein as compared proteins in other forms of food including meat. Nutritionists, most often benchmark the protein in eggs for comparing the proteins that are derived from other forms of food including meat and pulses. Eggs are also a good source of Vitamins A, D & E, and essential minerals like Iodine and Phosphorous.

Egg consumption has several benefits. It aids growth and development, especially for children. It also helps in strengthening the bones and teeth. Moderate egg consumption is also good for the heart. It is also known to protect against cancer. However one should not eat eggs in excess as there is almost 200 mg of cholesterol present in one egg. Typically as one reaches middle-age, the consumption of eggs should be restricted to up to 2 a day. The edible portion of the eggs is the albumen, popularly known as egg-white and the vitlellus, popularly known as egg yolk. Eggs are eaten in various forms. From simple boiled, fried or scrambled to the more exciting Spanish omelets and egg benedicts. It is always advisable though to eat eggs as boiled or cooked and not eat them in their raw form. This reduces the incidence of food poisoning which may be caused by a form of bacteria called salmonella, present in eggs. While the non-vegetarians have no qualms in accepting eggs as a regular part of their diets, there have been contrasting views on whether eggs can be considered vegetarian or not. Most categories of vegetarians do not eat eggs and the `vegans neither eat eggs nor dairy products as they believe in the philosophy of not just eating but also not using animal products in any form. Several vegetarians, also known as ovo-vegetarians, though eat bird eggs in its various forms. There is no hard and fast opinion among the vegetarian populace in general whether eggs can be considered vegetarian or not. This has always been a grey area among the different types of vegetarians. It’s quite like the proverbial ‘chicken and the egg’ theory where in people still cannot decide which came first.
Submitted by R B on May 12, 2010 at 04:27


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