Health and Fitness 5 Reasons to Crack a Few Eggs 29 March 2017 Studio Pilates They’re packed with nutrients. The nutrient density of eggs makes them a valuable contributor to a nutritious diet. A single large boiled egg contains Vitamin A, folate, Vitamins B5, B12, B2 and selenium as well as good amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, calcium and zinc. Think improved brain function, memory, metabolism, eyesight. calcium absorption, immune system, healthy hair and nails, and bone health, lowered heart disease. Even better, get your hands on pastured or Omega-3 enriched eggs, to step up your Omega-3s (which the body can’t produce by itself), and Vitamins A and E further. They pack a big protein punch Eggs are champions at providing high quality protein. Proteins are the main building blocks of the human body, used to make all sorts of tissues and molecules that serve both structural and functional purposes. Eating adequate protein can help with weight loss, increase muscle mass, lower blood pressure and optimise bone health. They’re low in Kj Eggs contain 77 calories/322 Kj, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats. They help you stay fuller, longer The high quality of protein within eggs has been found by researchers to keep people energised and feeling fuller for longer. Feeling full prevents unhealthy snacking and reduces overall calorie intake. They play a big role in immunity, energy metabolism and other body functions Eggs contain all the daily vitamins and minerals that are needed to produce energy in all the cells of the body. The iron in egg yolk is in the most readily absorbable and usable form of iron in food and more absorbable than the form of iron in most supplements. This makes it a good thing for people with mild iron deficiency experiencing vague symptoms of tiredness, headaches and irritability. So get on board and crack yourself some eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner!