The decision to include boiled eggs in children’s midday meals in some Karnataka schools has not been welcomed by a section of society. However, eggs have many benefits. Let’s see why eggs should be the ultimate choice when it comes to promoting our physical and mental growth, especially in children.
With six grams of protein and five grams of healthy fat, boiled eggs are packed with all kinds of nutrients. Vitamins A, B5, B12 and B2 are all found in significant amounts in an egg. Therefore, it facilitates the development of the brain and increases the energy in the human body.
Eggs have always been the number one choice for gym goers because they contain essential amino acids and proteins that support muscle growth and strengthen bones. Apart from this, a boiled egg can contain about 70 calories, which makes you feel full for a long time and helps people who are on a diet to lose weight.
Some of the many benefits of eggs are listed below:
Keeps diseases at bay
Eggs are known to be rich in antioxidants and other nutrients that can help prevent certain eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Meanwhile, eggs can also help maintain cardiovascular health.
Being rich in all nine essential amino acids, an egg can give the body a significant boost and thus help it perform daily chores. The protein in eggs also acts as a constant source of energy and aids in physical activities.
Facilitates mental growth
According to experts, eggs contain a nutrient called choline which is essential in the production of acetylcholine which affects a particular part of our brain responsible for regulating stress levels and anxiety.
People who are allergic to certain nuts, seeds and fish can include eggs in their meals which are also rich in Omega-3 and healthy fats. Thanks to these nutrients, eggs can be eaten for breakfast to help you feel full for longer and avoid a heavy lunch, which in turn helps maintain a healthy weight.
Vitamin D deficiency is clearly rampant in India and while doctors say early morning sunlight is the cure, one can also rely on egg yolks which if taken twice a day can provide you with your daily recommended intake of vitamin D.
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