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Wonders of eating an egg

india Updated: May 31, 2010 01:28 IST

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Eggs are a wonderful source of low-cost high-quality protein and a nutritional powerhouse. They’re relatively low in saturated fat and rich in Vitamin A, B, D and E. It is a myth, that one should avoid consuming eggs in summers. Benefits

An egg a day may prevent macular degeneration and prevent cataract.

Egg is the only food that has a naturally occurring vitamin D, which helps to promote strong, healthy bones, nails, hair and teeth.

Regular intake of two eggs per day may improve a person’s lipid profile.

Eggs are a good source of omega 3, which may prevent blood from clotting, increase good cholesterol, decrease bad cholesterol, decrease triglycerides, and lower high blood pressure.

They may prevent breast cancer. As per a study, women who have at least, 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44 per cent.