Egg and milk are the only complete natural foods, ie they contain all the neces-sary ingredients for a complete and balanced diet. The egg is nature's gift to life. Egg white contains 45% of proteins superior to all other natural foods, as they contain all the essential amino acids for our body. Consumption of one egg per day contributes 11% to the necessary daily consumption of human protein.
Eggs are rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, vitamin A, niacin, biotin, ie high quality proteins, vitamins, minerals. In addition, they have a minimum fats, excellent cholesterol and give strength and energy disproportionately high in relation to their small volume.
In Greece in recent years the egg is mistakenly identified with cholesterol. How-ever, the high content of egg lecithin (a lipid that is considered a cholesterol protector) acts as a counterweight, with the result that the contribution of the egg to the increase of cholesterol is small.
The truth about cholesterol
A recent conference on the relationship between nutrition and health, orga-nized by the Royal School of Medicine (RSM), addressed the myths and realities of considering cholesterol as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The data presented led to the conclusion that cholesterol obtained from food is not the main factor that causes an increase in blood cholesterol levels.
If someone has normal cholesterol levels and is on a balanced diet, then does not need to worry about the number of eggs one will consume
According to these results, the American Heart Association changed the recom-mended amount consumed from three eggs per week to one egg per day. Pre-vention of age-related blindness. The powerful antioxidants detected in the egg can have a preventive effect on the reduction of vision due to aging. The strong carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin) found in egg yolk provide protection to the photosensitive resin. Research has shown that by including these carotenoids in our diet it is possible to prevent vision loss due to aging.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein of excellent value. An average egg covers 12% of a man's daily protein needs and 14% of a woman's. Antioxi-dants Just like fruits and vegetables, eggs contain powerful antioxidants, such as selenium. Antioxidants protect the body from unwanted damage caused during the process of oxygen metabolism. Antioxidants are important in protecting against heart disease and cancer.
Choline helps memory
Eggs are one of the most important sources of choline. Research has shown that if there is a lack of choline during pregnancy, we do not have normal fetal brain development, with the result that babies are born with either incomplete memory or reduced memory capacity.