7 benefits of eggs for kids
Eggs are full of protein
Eggs have 6 grams of high-quality protein. Egg protein will help your child concentrate and focus better and will give his/her sustained energy for several hours afterward. Because of this, they are an excellent breakfast food for kids.
Eggs are rich in choline
Eggs are called “brain food” because of choline, an essential vitamin-like nutrient that helps to develop the brain and enhances memory. Some studies show that 90% of Americans do not get enough choline in their diets. If you want smarter kids with better functioning brains—that’s right—feed them eggs.
Eggs are gluten-free
Many kids and adults today have gluten sensitivities. If you or your kids need a gluten-free diet—you can still eat eggs.
Eggs contain Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 supplies energy for the body and protects the brain and improves mood. It is not easily absorbed, especially in pill-form. Eating foods that contain vitamin B12 is the best way to absorb this vital nutrient.
Eggs have 9 amino acids
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. “Essential” meaning the body can’t make them and we have to get them from food. Amazingly, eggs have all nine of these essential amino acids.
Eggs are high in cholesterol
A single egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is over half of the recommended daily intake of 300 mg. Keep in mind that cholesterol in the diet doesn’t necessarily raise cholesterol in the blood. And 70% of the people who eat eggs do not see a rise in their cholesterol at all.
Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin
These two carotenoids are antioxidants that contribute to eye health. They counteract some of the degenerative processes that can affect our eyes as we age such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Eat the yolk, since this is where most of these antioxidants are found.