Why eggs are so good for you

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Eggs are often described as the perfect food – the Chinese say that the yolk is yang and the white is ying.

Eggs are the ultimate in fast food, you will never go hungy if you have a half a dozen eggs in the house and need something quick to eat. They are nutritious, gentle on the stomach, good for elderly people (when cooked properly) and if you buy fresh eggs, they can sit in the fridge for a week at least so they are available when you need them.

Two eggs provide almost one third of the protein required by an average woman per day and almost a quarter of an average man’s requirement.

Eggs contain vitamin A, B, D and E and are a good source of iron, zinc, selenium and phosphorus.

Medical advice has changed in relation to eggs. Previously we were told that they could be bad for someone with high cholesterol. That has now been revised, and according to Bord Bia, a healthy person can have up to seven eggs a week and those on a cholesterol lowering diet can have four to six eggs a week.

 

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