The health benefits of the humble egg

There’s more good news for egg-lovers! In just one humble egg there are 11 different vitamins and nutrients, packed into only 74 calories and new research reveals eggs can reduce the risk of high blood pressure by 21 per cent!


Currently, over one in three Australian adults have high blood pressure. The condition can lead to the development of chronic diseases such as stroke, coronary heart disease, heart failure and chronic kidney disease.


But studies have found that egg consumption was associated with a lower risk of developing high blood pressure, suggesting eggs are a healthy protein choice for those looking to lower their risk of high blood pressure. The most common risk factors for the condition include poor diet, excessive weight and insufficient physical activity; and with obesity on the rise in Australia, it is more important than ever to make smart food choices.


People often associate eggs as a bad for us and raises our cholesterol and blood pressure. But the protein found in eggs can reduce the risk of high blood pressure. This is a massive game changer for those at risk of high blood pressure as it comes with a reduced risk of heart disease too!


Eggs are a highly nutritious food choice and should be included daily as part of a healthy and balanced diet.


Recent nutritional findings also revealed eggs are one of very few foods that contribute significantly to our daily intake of choline, which is essential for brain development and function. They are also the most bioavailable food source. Choline enables our body to do everyday things including helping to retain memory, boosting brain function and maintaining metabolism.


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