Saturday, October 07, 2006

I Love Eggs

Eggs are a healthy and nutritious food despite all the hype in previous years about cholesterol. For a long time, eggs have been seen as having very high cholesterol levels. Scientific studies show that total fat, especially saturated fat intake is far more important in determining the amount of cholesterol in your blood than the intake of dietary cholesterol.
And there's heaps of other stuff in eggs which make them an ideal part of any diet - things like folic acid.
Consumers often lose sight of the fact that eggs are a nutrient rich, low cost part of a healthy diet. Not only are eggs a high quality source of protein but they also contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral needed by humans.
In fact, egg protein is of such high quality that it is used as the standard by which other proteins are compared. Eggs have a biological value of 93.7%. Comparable values are 84.5% for milk, 76% for fish, and 74.3% for beef. Eggs really are the best protein money can buy, they have all those other valuable vitamins and minerals - and they're fun too.
Have a look at this clip!

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