Chicken eggs are the most commonly eaten eggs. They supply all essential amino acids for humans and provide several vitamins and minerals, including retinol(vitamin A), riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid (vitamin B9), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. They are also a single-food source of protein. All of the egg's vitamin A, D, and E are in the egg yolk. The egg is one of the few foods to naturally contain vitamin D. A large egg yolk contains approximately 60 Calories (250 kilojoules); the egg white contains about 15 Calories (60 kilojoules). A large yolk contains more than two-thirds of the recommended daily intake of 300 mg of cholesterol (although one study indicates the human body may not absorb much cholesterol from eggs.The yolk makes up about 33% of the liquid weight of the egg. It contains all of the fat, slightly less than half of the protein, and most of the other nutrients. It also contains all of the choline,
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Eggs are very good for you, organic eggs. eggs you buy from places like Walmart, they have been taken from unhealthy chickens kept in tiny little cubicles with close quarters, spreading sickness and all sorts of things. Eggs from big stores can be unhealthy unless they are organically grown.
Like many things, eggs have many benefits - in moderation, but when eaten in excess rapidly might become unhealthy (depending on what site you read) The worst is the high amount of cholesterol (201 grams in one egg) and saturated fat (1.6 grams) in one egg. Because of that only two eggs per week are recommended. Hmmmm... On the good side they are chock full of vit D, essential proteins, all amino acids and 300 grams of choline (essential for healthy brain, nerves and CARDIOVASCULAR system), are great for the eyes and hair and skin and nails, may help prevent breast cancer (by as much as 44% chance) and cateracts, and have 3.5% GOOD fats. In fact according to one site benefits of eggs may far outweigh the possible negatives. So its up to you to decide. I eat them pretty much every morning.