Eggs contain an easily digestible protein that strengthens bones and muscles. It lowers blood pressure, supports brain function, and fights excess weight.
The egg is the only natural product with the most balanced combination of nutrients, trace elements, vitamins and amino acids.
The benefits of eggs
For example, chicken protein is better than fish or meat protein in its beneficial properties. 100 grams of the product contains as many as 13 grams of pure protein.
Eggs (chicken, quail, duck) contain choline, which has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the nervous system. Selenium and lutein are known to be powerful antioxidants. Carotenoids prevent age-related vision loss, including cataracts.
Vitamin E is responsible for the functioning of the blood vessels and the heart. Vitamin A strengthens the immune system. Vitamin D is good for bones and teeth.
Eggs are rich in protein that are needed for energy. Therefore, to maintain your figure, it is recommended to eat 1 chicken egg per day.
Eggs become harmful when consumed in large quantities and without being cooked. When abused (more than 2 chicken eggs per day), they increase the level of "bad" cholesterol.
Eating raw eggs (other than quail eggs) increases the risk of contracting salmonella in the product. As a result, dehydration or kidney failure can develop. Therefore, doctors recommend eating boiled eggs.
In addition, store eggs may contain antibiotics or nitrates, which are fed to birds in an incubator. The remains of harmful substances can disrupt the intestinal microflora, multiply pathogenic microorganisms, and so on.
How to choose the right eggs
When choosing eggs, examine their appearance. Good quality eggs are free from cracks, dirt (feathers and droppings) and misshapen shells.
Usually, each egg (chicken) is labeled with the category of eggs and the shelf life. If the letter "D" is indicated, this means that the egg is dietary and must be stored for no more than seven days. Canteen ("C") can be used within 25 days from the date of production.
Shake the egg, if you hear a gurgle, then the egg is stale. If the egg is very light, it is most likely dry or rotten.
You can make sure the eggs are fresh at home with water and salt. If the egg floats in a salty solution, then the product is spoiled. Eggs need to be washed only before use, so that their protective layer and shelf life are preserved longer.
Storage conditions. Eggs are best kept in the refrigerator, no more than a month. Store the egg with the pointed end down so it can "breathe" as there is an air gap at the blunt end.