“I have met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you’re twenty minutes.” Oscar Wilde
I started my day with two glasses of water on an empty stomach then had my cup of coffee (1 tsp of Nescafe, 3 tsp of fat free coffee mate, 2 tsp of sugar) followed by a glass of skimmed milk with 2 bran toasts, a two boiled eggs!
Nowadays, the egg only connotes a fattening food item that increases the cholesterol levels in the blood and that should be avoided in all its forms. Contrary to people’s beliefs, the egg is a very nutritious food.It has 13 essential vitamins and minerals.A medium size egg has 75 calories of which 60 are provided by the yolk and only 15 by the whites.
The egg yolk has all the fat soluble vitamins(A,D,E) in addition to all the fat and a little proteins. In fact, it encloses 230mg of Cholesterol which is the 2/3 of the daily recommended intake of Cholesterol(300mg/day).It also contains, ½ the the daily requirement of Choline which is an essential substance needed for the fetal growth in pregnant women and for a proper brain development and functioning in normal individuals.
Eating an egg per day has long been a controversial issue.However, a recent study conducted by scientists at Harvard, didn’t find a relevant link between eating an egg per day and developing cardiovascular diseases. On the contrary, it has been proven that the egg yolk encloses a substance called Lukine that protects against heart diseases. Therefore, healthy adults can enjoy eating an egg everyday.