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:
Maintains the skin, immune system and normal vision.
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||Aids energy metabolism, red blood cells, vision and the nervous system.|
Aids energy metabolism, red blood cells, the immune system and the nervous system.
|Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)||Aids energy metabolism and mental functioning.|
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.|
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.|
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.|
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.|