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Protein through Eggs

An egg is a versatile and cheap source of protein. All these things make it a popular weight-loss-friendly food. It is touted as a superfood and is known for its many health benefits.

1 boiled or poached egg weighing 44 g contains:

– Protein:5.5 g

– Total fat: 4.2 g

– Calcium: 24.6 mg

– Iron: 0.8 mg

– Magnesium:5.3 mg

– Phosphorus: 86.7 mg

– Potassium: 60.3 mg

– Zinc: 0.6 mg

– Cholesterol: 162 mg

– Selenium: 13.4 micrograms (mcg)

Eggs are also a rich source of vitamins A, B, E, and K. Due to high-calorie content in the yolk, most people discard it, unaware of the fact that the yellow portion of eggs is loaded with several healthy nutrients.

Written by Retha Brown

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