Eggs aren't just delicious. They're also extremely nutritious, an excellent source of protein and provide essential nutrients. Find out why you should include eggs as part of your diet and learn about maintaining a healthy lifestyle for yourself, your kids and even the elderly in your household.
Eggs are one of nature's most nutritious foods. One large egg contains only 70 calories and an incredible amount of nutrition.
One large (53g) Grade A egg contains 6 g of protein and only 70 calories. Canada’s Food Guide considers 2 eggs one serving from the Meat and Alternatives food group.
|Calories||70 Cal / 292.88.kJ|
|Iron||Carries oxygen to the cells, helps prevent anemia – the iron in eggs is easily absorbed by the body|
|Vitamin A||Helps maintain healthy skin and eye tissue; assists in night vision|
|Vitamin D||Strengthens bones and teeth; may help protect against certain cancers and auto-immune diseases|
|Vitamin E||An antioxidant that plays a role in maintaining good health and preventing disease|
|Vitamin B12||Helps protect against heart disease|
|Folate||Helps produce and maintain new cells; helps prevent a type of anemia, helps protect against serious birth defects if taken prior to pregnancy and during the first 3 months of pregnancy|
|Protein||Essential for building and repairing muscles, organs, skin, hair and other body tissues; needed to produce hormones, enzymes and antibodies; the protein in eggs is easily absorbed by the body|
|Selenium||Works with vitamin E to act as an antioxidant to help prevent the breakdown of body tissues|
|Lutein and zeaxanthin||Maintains good vision; may help reduce the risk of age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration|
|Choline||Plays a strong role in brain development and function|