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Egg-the Complete Protein

Dt. Esha Singhal 92% (265 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad  •  7 years experience
Egg-the Complete Protein

Besides plenty of protein sources available in the market, egg comes in first in biological value and the cheapest source.

Egg is a powerhouse of nutrition, packed with high biological value protein containing all 9 essential amino acids and more than 13 different vitamins and minerals. A medium egg not only contains 6gms of protein but also Vitamin A, B5, B12, B2, Folate, Phosphorus, selenium, decent amounts of Vitamin D, E, K, B6, Calcium, and Zinc.

BV is a measure of the ability of protein present in food to be absorbed and utilised by the human body for protein synthesis.

Eggs are also a rich supply of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. These are predominantly in the form of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which helps with the maintenance of brain function and normal vision. It helps in healthy baby development during pregnancy, healthy skin and hair.

The protein and fat in eggs help sustain your energy levels, keeping you satisfied for longer and assists weight loss.

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