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Last Updated Friday December 15 2017 01:51 PM IST

Here's why eggs are good for you

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Who doesn't love eggs? Be it fried, boiled or poached - we love them in all forms and shapes. A glass of milk and an egg can keep your brain running active for the whole day. So the next time you think of skipping your breakfast, try eating an egg and see the wonders it can do to your body.

Brain health

Choline present in eggs can help better functioning of the brain. Choline is a nutrient that facilitates brain development in the fetus and newborn. An egg a day can supply about 28 per cent choline need of a pregnant woman.

Improves eye health

Eggs are rich source of vitamin A. Eating boiled eggs daily prevents near myopia and hypermetropia. Eggs are rich in antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthine, which plays an important role in keeping the eyes healthy.

Strengthens bones

Eggs are rich in vitamin D that aid bone growth. Vitamin D is vital for calcium absorption and an egg a day may prevent conditions such as osteoporosis.

Healthy diet

Opting for an egg based diet can help you keep your body weight in check. They have high nutrient density that really makes you full. Eggs are also store houses of high quality proteins which are essential for proper growth and tissue formation.

Prevents anemia

Eggs are rich source of iron. Iron is the carrier of oxygen in blood and plays and important role in boosting metabolism and immunity

Eggs promote healthy hair and nails

Eggs are rich source of sulphur-containing amino acids as well as vitamins and minerals. It also prevents the deficiency of zinc, sulphur, vitamin B12 and vitamin A.

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