Easter without eggs is an unthinkable idea. Whether they are actual eggs, painted in bright colours, or made out of chocolate, eggs are a mainstay of Easter.
Whether you're a young child or a great-grandparent, Easter food has always revolved around eggs. Lately, more and more people tend to avoid eating chicken eggs due to their reputation as being unhealthy. However, experts have highlighted that eggs are healthier than we would expect.
Egg whites provide healthy proteins for our bodies, making up the main health benefit. Eggs are also a good source of vitamins, namely, vitamin A, D, and B12, as well as being a source of iron.
Eggs have long been depicted as an unhealthy food due to the high levels of cholesterol. However, experts have now proven that the cholesterol in eggs is good for creating cells and being the building block of hormones. That said, the human body produces its own cholesterol, which is regulated in a healthy body.
Eggs have many nutritional benefits. A large egg (approximately 70 grams) includes nearly nine grams of high-value protein, eight grams of fat (mainly found in the egg yolk), and traces of carbohydrates. Mainly, our eyes benefit from us eating eggs, as eyes remain elastic, and eggs help our irises adapt better to light and dark.
How many eggs can you eat each day?
The recommended amount of eggs to eat per day is two, but scientific studies do not exactly outline a maximum. That said, nutrition experts suggest eating food with high amounts of protein in moderation.
So, for Easter, you can treat yourself to a few more eggs.*
*This may not necessarily apply to chocolate eggs as well.