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The incredible eggs: Less known facts about your favourite breakfast ingredient

Poached, baked, or boiled, you like them in all forms. Eggs play an important part in your life when it comes to having a delicious yet healthy breakfast.

Exercise & Fitness By Vasudha Bhat / Aug 05, 2014

Did you have your Dose of Health Today?

If eggs are not served on your plate for breakfast, nothing can fill the void. Scrambled, boiled or sunny side up, eggs in any form are scrumptious and keep you full till your next meal. This powerhouse of protein can supply you with many benefits which you may not be aware of. So, here are few facts about eggs.

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The Size

You can find eggs in various sizes from medium to extra-large. This happens because of weight of the egg and not the volume.

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Eggs are Healthy. Period

Many people believe that the high cholesterol content in the yolk can pose a threat to your heart. But, this possibility has been ruled out by a research which has been going on for more than 40 years. The research has shown that eggs are a part of your healthy diet.

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Weight Management with Eggs

If you are aiming at weight management by incorporating eggs into your diet, it will turn out to be a wise decision. Filled with proteins, it will keep you full for longer and help you cut down on overeating.

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Food for Fitness

Having sufficient protein after a gym session is very important. It helps you rebuild and repair the muscles that have been used during the workout session. Eggs are the most convenient way of supplying those essential nutrients to the body.

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A Good Source of Vitamin D

Besides calcium and protein, eggs are a great source of vitamin D which is needed for maintaining bone health. Eggs are few of the natural resources that can meet your body’s requirement of vitamin D.

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Colour Does not Matter

It is believed by many people that brown eggs are healthier than white eggs. But the fact is that the colour of shell has no effect on the quality of the egg. The colour of the yolk reflects the diet given to the hen but, that does not mean that that nutritional value of the egg would differ.

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The Fat Content

A large egg consists of 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 1.8 grams of monosaturated fat, and one gram of polyunsaturated fat. A large egg also supplies 185 milligrams of cholesterol and the maximum limit of cholesterol to be consumed in a day should be less than 300 milligrams. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has reported that there is no risk of coronary heart disease attached to consuming eggs. However, there is more research being done on this subject.

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Eggs Don’t Age Fast

There are chances that you may be disposing off eggs a bit early. Eggs can be used within three weeks from the date of purchase when stored properly inside a refrigerator. Eggs turn bad faster when stored at room temperature.

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Maintaining a Balance

Excess of everything is bad. No matter how healthy eggs are for you, it is important to maintain a balance. Include other protein sources like fish and legumes in your diet and combine these with nutritious carbohydrates and fat sources to ensure a healthy diet.

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