Let's explore what eggs offer.
- They supply you with high quality protein that is easily assimilated by the body.
- Eggs are one of the three best sources of protein! (Using the criteria of bio-availability). The World Health Organization (WHO) rates egg protein a perfect 1.00 on the Protein Digestibility Scale.
- And speaking of bio-availability, the humble egg delivers critical vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D and choline. This is important because vitamin D and choline are not readily found in other foods. Eggs actually have 64% more vitamin D than scientists believed in the past and currently have 14% less cholesterol (reduced from 215 mg to 185 mg), according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research service.
Of the thirteen vitamins and minerals an egg has the yolk provides most of these nutrients, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which help protect against macular degeneration and its resulting age-related blindness. Studies have demonstrated that although eggs provide just small amounts of these nutrients, receiving them from eggs may be more beneficial, or bioavailable, than receiving them from supplements.