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Benefits of eggs in one’s diet

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Our organism needs many substances daily in order to maintain itself. Those substances we receive through our food. A good diet is extremely important for our health. A diet should include eggs. However, the eggs we eat should be of high quality so that they serve well enough their purpose in our meals.

Why are eggs important for our health and general condition?

Eggs are rich in many essential for the organism substances.  Each egg contains the following:

  • Choline – 26.5%
  • Tryptophan – 25%
  • Selenium – 22%
  • Iodine – 18%
  • Vitamin B2 – 15.2%
  • Protein – 12.5%
  • Molybdenum – 11.3%
  • Vitamin B12 – 9.1%
  • Phosphorus – 8.6%
  • Vitamin B5 – 7%
  • Vitamin D – 6.6%
  • Calories – 4%

Organisms are complexes of systems, which contain organs. Organs are made out of tissues, which are made out of cells. This makes obvious that the cell is the smallest but essential living structure , which builds up the body. Cells are made out of inorganic and organic substances. The basic organic substance which defines the structure and functions of the cell are the proteins. They are also called polypeptides. Simple polypeptides contain of only amino acids. They bond with each other through peptide bonds and build the protein.  People and animals receive the needed amino acids through their food. The amino acids of the proteins are 20 different ones. 8 of those 20 we cannot synthesize in our cells and therefore can receive them only through our food.  Eggs contain 12.5% proteins, which make them one really great source for this essential organic substance for the body.

The rest of the substances in eggs are really important as well. For example,  Choline is part of different fat containing structures of the cell membrane. Also it takes part in substances in the brain.  For example phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin, which are important constructive substances in the brain, or acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter, taking part in transmitting signals from one neuron to another. Another example is the Vitamin B12 is important for producing the red blood cells or erythrocytes. They are the basic component of the blood and are important for carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide in the organism. Vitamin D is essential for the bones – their growth and health.

How many eggs can you eat?

Usually a good amount is 40 eggs per week. That mean maximum of 5 or 6 eggs per day. The fact that eating too many eggs is unhealthy is because of the cholesterol, contained in them. Cholesterol is really important for the cell membrane and other structures in the cell. When taking in too much quantities, it accumulates on the wall of blood vessels and that leads to different cardiovascular problems.