Egg is a good source of quality protein, more than half the proteins of an egg are found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk. The whites are very rich source of minerals like Zinc Copper and Iron.
Egg whites are rich in Selenium, Vitamins B6, B12 and Vitamin D which are essential for the healthy growth and sustenance of the human body. The egg depicts several impressive health benefits. Proteins, nutrients, vitamins and minerals are present in both the yolk and the white part of an egg. The yolk contains fat soluble vitamins, cholesterol and essential fatty acids.
The egg white contains more than half of a complete egg. The protein along with vitamin B2 helps in growth and development of the human body. Children who consume one egg daily for about six months, grow optimally tall. Eggs are associated with cholesterol. People with high cholesterol levels are advised to refrain from consuming eggs.
However, the cholesterol content in an egg, is lower than what it used to be a few years back. A medium egg contains about 100 mg of cholesterol, and one third of the 300mg is recommended as a daily limit. It is the saturated fat contained in the diet and not the dietary cholesterol that can influence the blood cholesterol levels. Eggs have zero carbs and do not contain carbohydrate or sugar.
With the consumption of protein rich foods like milk and eggs, amino acids are made available for use to the body at a cellular level. 10 to 35 percent of the daily calories come from proteins. Eggs have 9 essential amino acids, namely Isoleucine,: Lysine, Histidine, Valine, Methionine, Threonine,Phenylalanine, Tryptophan and Leucine. They also contain some non essential amino acids like Aspartic, Glutamic, and Alanine. Eggs are also naturally gluten free so one can safely eat a gluten-free breakfast, daily.
Side Effects Of Eating Too Much Eggs
Eggs may cause food poisoning due to the presence of a bacteria called Salmonella. They could be present even in eggs which seem to be clean with uncracked shells. Some body types are prone to allergies, flatulence or nausea due to the consumption of too much eggs. Eggs contain Vitamin H or Biotin, which are responsible for healthy skin, muscles and hair.
Biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss, lack of muscle tone, cramp and pain in muscles. Raw albumin contains protein called avidin. This substance easily depletes biotin from the body, so if one eats raw eggs they you may suffer from biotin deficiency, and will result in health problems. Doctors suggest that consuming high protein diet is fatal for patients suffering from kidney illness. The high value of egg protein can severely damage the capability of kidneys to filter toxins from the blood. This would lead to ammonia overload in the blood and may cause death.