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Eggs are a common food source full of protein and other valuable nutrients
Nutritional breakdown of eggs
Eggs contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential parts of a healthy and balanced diet. Below is a list of nutrients that can be found in eggs, along with a brief summary of what they are useful for:
- Vitamin A — maintains the skin, immune system and normal vision.
- Vitamin B2 — aids energy metabolism, red blood cells, vision and the nervous system.
- Vitamin B12 — aids energy metabolism, red blood cells, the immune system and the nervous system.
- Vitamin B5 — aids energy metabolism and mental functioning.
- Vitamin D — keeps bones and teeth healthy and aids absorption of calcium.
- Vitamin E — keeps the reproductive system, nervous system and muscles healthy.
- Biotin — aids energy metabolism, maintains skin, hair and the immune system.
- Choline — aids fat metabolism and liver function.
- Folic Acid — aids blood formation and tissue growth during pregnancy.
- Iodine — aids thyroid gland function, maintains the skin and nervous system.
- Iron — assists red blood production and the transportation of oxygen throughout the body.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin — maintain normal vision and protect from age-related eye disease.
- Phosphorus — maintains bones and teeth and aids energy metabolism.
- Protein — needed for building and maintaining muscle, organs, skin and tissue, and producing antibodies, enzymes and hormones.
- Selenium — protects cells from oxidative damage, maintains the immune system and aids thyroid gland function.