A DOZEN reasons why we should eat Eggs
- Improves Concentration – Good nutrition affects a child's ability to learn. Eating a well-balanced breakfast can improve a child's concentration level and attention span; maths skills; reading skills and behaviour. Starting the day with a healthy breakfast that includes eggs gives you and your family a nutritious start to the day. This is because nearly all the essential nutrients your body needs can be found in an egg. Eggs are packed with fourteen essential nutrients that you and your family need to stay healthy and active.
- Taste – Eggs taste delicious! They can be prepared in many different ways to suit everyone's taste, please visit our Recipe Page.
- Weight Management – Protein in eggs can help you lose weight by controlling the rate at which your body absorbs calories. When managing your weight, choose foods that provide the maximum amount of nutrition for the least amount of calories. A large egg contains fourteen essential nutrients, but just 70 calories. We recommend people with health concerns should seek dietary advice from their doctor or dietician.
- Brain Development – Choline is a substance found in egg yolks, which can give you brainpower as it stimulates the brain development and function. Choline has been recognised as an essential nutrient. The recommended daily intake for adults and children are two large eggs.
- Eyesight Protection – Eggs help keep your eyes healthy. Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in egg yolks and are believed to help protect eyes against damage due to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Those who ate eggs daily were less likely to have cataracts than those who consumed eggs less often.
- Lasting Energy – Including protein-rich eggs in your meals and snacks helps sustain your energy level and curb hunger, cravings and unhealthy snacking. Protein is the most filling nutrient. It helps control the rate at which food energy (calories) is absorbed by your body. A large egg contains 6 grams of the highest quality protein found in any food. Protein is found in both the egg white and the yolk; just over half is in the white and the remainder is found in the yolk. Eat the whole egg to benefit from its full energy potential.
Eggs are one of the few foods considered to be a complete protein. A complete protein contains the nine essential amino acids your body cannot produce naturally. Regarded as the "building blocks" of the body, amino acids help form protein and are vital to your body’s health. In addition to supplying energy (calories) for your body to function, protein is essential for building and repairing tissue and keeping your body strong and healthy. Muscles, organs, skin and hair, as well as antibodies, enzymes and hormones are all made from protein. Protein also helps fight infections, keeps body fluids in balance and helps your body maintain a healthy metabolism.
- Multivitamin – With only 70 calories and packed with 14 essential nutrients which your body needs, an egg is a nutrient-dense food. Nutritionally, eating an egg is like taking a multivitamin pill. The fourteen nutrients which are contained in eggs are listed below:
||Assists in brain development, function and memory
||Helps produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells
||Carries oxygen to the cells and keeps blood healthy
|Lutein & Zeaxanthin
||Help maintain good vision and reduce the risk of developing cataracts; help protect eyes against harmful UV rays
||Promotes normal nerve function and helps release energy
||Improve blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease
||Helps keep a body strong and healthy
||Helps keep body tissues healthy
||Protects against some cancers and may slow the aging process
||Helps protect against heart disease
||Helps keep bones healthy and teeth strong
||Acts as an antioxidant that protects cells against some cancers
||Helps maintain a strong immune system
- Convenient – Eggs are a staple in most homes. With eggs in the fridge, you can always make a fast, delicious and nutritious meal. Combine eggs with leftovers, and a little creativity, and you can prepare delicious omelettes, frittatas, scrambled eggs, quiches, stratas and more.
- Freshness – Freshness is an important factor when shopping for groceries. Pirovic Family Farms work hard to provide you with fresh eggs of Grade A quality. It typically takes 2 to 4 days for eggs to get 'from farm to table'. The eggs are collected on the farm, washed, graded and packaged at the grading facility, then shipped to the grocery store. Eggs are one of the few sources of protein that can be kept refrigerated for 4 to 5 weeks without spoiling. The Best Before date on the carton indicates how long an egg will stay fresh and maintain its Grade A quality. To preserve quality and freshness, store eggs in their carton in the refrigerator.
- Affordable – Considering how nutritious, delicious, convenient, versatile and quick to cook eggs are, you might expect to pay more for them. The price of eggs makes them very affordable. While you can purchase higher priced specialty eggs and egg products, a carton of classic shell eggs is an inexpensive source of high-quality protein that easily provides a meal for a family of four to six or numerous meals and snacks for just one or two.
- Versatile – Eggs can be eaten as a snack or for any part of a meal. They can be eaten on the go or as part of a gourmet dinner. Whether cooked quickly or part of a more elaborate recipe, eggs add flavour and variety to many different dishes. There is an egg recipe to suit everyone's cooking preference or ability.
- Quick to Cook – It takes just minutes to fry, scramble or microwave an egg. (And there are many more fast ways to cook eggs!) Cooking an egg quickly doesn't mean sacrificing flavour either. You can create delicious, nutritious, meals in just minutes, leaving you more time to do whatever matters.
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