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Eggs: A Nutritional Powerhouse

Eggs really pack a nutritional punch. They are an excellent source of protein, vitamins A, D and B and they deliver on zinc as well.

The creamy, delicious yolk is where you'll find most of the health benefits. It may contain the entire cholesterol and fat content, but it's also a valuable source of iron - a key nutrient for runners

"We know that iron stores can be depleted for runners," says Dr Karen Reid, dietitian and sports nutritionist at performancefood.co.uk. "Egg yolks contain a type of iron called heme iron, which is more absorbable than the non-heme iron found in vegetables."

So you don't need make like Popeye and chomp on industrial quantities of spinach to increase your iron intake - a few eggs each week should help you on your way.

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Since I started having 2 eggs as part of my breakfast, I have managed to drop below the 10% fat percentage. I eat eggs 6x a week. It is a tasty way to start the day, provides you with a healthy protein boost, and keeps you full throughout the morning. And indeed, all the research I have seen shows that eggs are not effecting cholesterol levels - if part of a healthy diet!


Posted: 10/01/2012 at 21:40

Since I started having 2 eggs as part of my breakfast, I have managed to drop below the 10% fat percentage. I eat eggs 6x a week. It is a tasty way to start the day, provides you with a healthy protein boost, and keeps you full throughout the morning. And indeed, all the research I have seen shows that eggs are not effecting cholesterol levels - if part of a healthy diet!


Posted: 10/01/2012 at 21:41

When you are always on the go, and cannot prepare food that contain similar nutrients needs, egg is an alternative source.

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