Health Benefits

Eggs have a number of wonderful health benefits that make them a recommended part of a balanced diet. Here are some of the most important benefits eggs can offer:

  • Eggs are an excellent source of protein, with a large egg containing about 6 grams. Protein is key to a healthy, active lifestyle. Not only does it provide energy, but also helps build muscle and repair body tissue and cells.
  • A large Grade A egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat. Per the Canada Food Guide, two eggs make up one serving of Meat & Alternatives.
  • Eggs contain a number of vitamins and minerals that your body needs, all in one tidy little package. Some of these include:
    • Iron which carries oxygen to your cells and helps to prevent against anemia
    • Vitamin A which contributes to healthy eyes and skin
    • Vitamin D which strengthens bones and teeth
    • Vitamin E, an antioxidant valuable in disease prevention
    • Folate which helps produce and maintain new cells
    • Selenium, another antioxidant which helps to prevent the breakdown of body tissues along with Vitamin E
  • You can get Omega-3 fatty acids from eggs – these are good fats that protect your heart. You have probably seen these eggs at the grocery store. This is achieved by incorporating flaxseed into a hen’s diet, thus passing the healthy Omega-3 fats to the eggs.

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