Written By Betty van der Mark on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | 10:07 AM
Nutritionists say eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods and are recommending one a day for the maximum benefit. The study, released today and to be published in June in the journal Nutrition and Food Science, analysed 71 research papers and reference documents that examined the nutritional composition of eggs and their role in diet. They discovered that, despite being low in calories, eggs are a rich source of protein and are packed with nutrients thought essential to good health, particularly vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium and choline. The report confirms that among protein foods, eggs contain the richest mix of essential amino acids - crucial for children, adolescents and young adults since a balance of them is required for proper growth and repair.
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