1 Boosts children’s development
Good nutrition in the first two years of a child’s life is a critical factor for their development, and researchers have discovered that eating an egg a day helps to boost their growth. Rich in protein, eggs are the ideal food for young children’s small stomachs.
2 Cuts risk of early menopause
Scientists have discovered that eating eggs can slow down the ageing of the ovaries because egg yolks are rich in vitamin D. By eating foods like eggs, dairy and oily fish you can reduce your risk of an early menopause.
3 Perfect for the brain
Egg yolks are an excellent source of choline, a macronutrient which is important for brain development. It is particularly important for pregnant women as lack of choline can increase the risk of neural defects in babies.
4 Improves your cholesterol profile
Many studies have found that eggs raise your level of HDL (good cholesterol). The British Heart Foundation now says there is no limit on how many eggs you should eat as long as you have a varied diet, and unless you have a family history of high cholesterol.
5 Helps you lose body fat
Eating eggs for breakfast rather than carbohydrates makes you more likely to lose body fat, according to studies. Scientists believe this is because they keep you fuller for longer. They are also low in saturated fat — as long as you don’t eat them as part of a big fry-up.