Nutrition guidelines recommend that a healthy individual can have up to seven eggs a week 1 and those on a cholesterol lowering diet can have four to six eggs a week 2.
Take your basic omelette and just add whatever’s available in the fridge – potatoes, chopped bacon, scallions, mushrooms or tomatoes!
1)Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because we make it from the action of sunlight on our skin.
2)Egg yolks are one of the few sources of vitamin D, along with oily fish and liver.
3)Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium.
4)Eggs are great value, easy to cook and a very versatile ingredient for both savoury and sweet dishes.
5)One egg provides nearly one sixth of the daily protein required by an average woman and almost one eighth of an average man’s requirement.
6)Eggs contain substantial amounts of the vitamins A, B, D and E. They are also a good source of essential minerals – iron, zinc, selenium and phosphorus.
Eggs are one of the best sources of a nutritionally important substance called choline; the other top sources are milk, liver, and peanuts. The human body manufactures its own choline, but it may not always be able to make enough of it to fully meet the body’s needs.The National Academy of Sciences, which establishes the recommendations for nutrient intake in the U.S., says that 550 mg/day and 425 mg/day are adequate intakes of choline for men and women, respectively. Since a large egg contains 280 mg of choline, it meets more than
half of the day’s need.