Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thirteen Essential Vitamins and Minerals - It’s All In An Egg!


Article From Egg Nutrition Center-

Egg Nutrients Play a Healthful Role In the Body
Eggs are packed with a number of nutrients. One egg has 13 essential
vitamins and minerals for only 7 calories. At around just $0.14 each,
eggs are an affordable source of high-quality prote including all nine
essential amino acids, as well as healthy unsaturated fats. Lutein and zeaxanthin,
two antioxidants that contribute to eye health, are also found in eggs.

Thirteen Essential Vitamins and Minerals:
CHOLINE
(23% Daily Value):
Essential for normal functioning of all cells, including those involved with
metabolism, brain and nerve function, memory and the transportation 
of nutrients throughout the body. Choline also helps prevent birth defects, 
as well as helps promote brain and memory development in
infants.
SELENIUM
(23% Daily Value):
Acts as an antioxidant to prevent the breakdown of body tissues. Selenium
works hand-in-hand with vitamin E to protect against some chronic diseases. 
 RIBOFLAVIN
(14% Daily Value):
Helps to produce energy in all the cells of the body.
VITAMIN B12
(11% Daily Value):
Works to support normal digestion and nerve cell function.
PHOSPHOROUS
(10% Daily Value):
Essential for healthy bones, teeth and cell membranes. Phosphorus is
also required for energy production in the body.
PANTOTHENIC ACID
(7% Daily Value):
Helps breakdown food and assists body cells in producing energy. 

 http://www.incredibleegg.org/images/website/documents/health-and-nutrition/egg-nutrients/its-all-in-an%20egg_11-05-08_.pdf