Eggs are also a rich supply of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. These are predominantly in the form of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which helps with the maintenance of brain function and normal vision.
I am a huge fan of eggs. I covered the shell egg futures market when I worked for Reuters and learned a great deal about them, from marketing to nutritional value. I still eat an egg almost every day.
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Eggs contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential parts of a healthy and balanced diet. Below is a list of nutrients that can be found in eggs, along with a brief summary of what they are useful for:
- Vitamin A: maintains the skin, immune system and normal vision.
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): aids energy metabolism, red blood cells, vision and the nervous system.
- Vitamin B12: aids energy metabolism, red blood cells, the immune system and the nervous system.
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): aids energy metabolism and mental functioning.
- Vitamin D: keeps bones and teeth healthy and aids absorption of calcium.
- Vitamin E: keeps the reproductive system, nervous system and muscles healthy.
- Biotin: aids energy metabolism, maintains skin, hair and the immune system.
- Choline: aids fat metabolism and liver function.
- Folic Acid: aids blood formation and tissue growth during pregnancy.
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