Sunday, February 23, 2014

Facts about your daily breakfast - EGG

Egg is the excellent source of protein which are easy to digest .one large egg contain about 213 mg of cholesterol, which is found only in egg yolk not in egg white.Many researches shows that for a healthy diet less than 300 mg cholesterol, we can take in a day,if you have cardiovascular disease, diabetes,high blood cholesterol, you should limit your dietary cholesterol less than 200 mg a day. So if you eat an egg in a given day, its important to avoid other sources of cholesterol for rest of that  day.

Sometime  people think that different colour of egg yolk affects its nutritional value,this is not correct. The different colour of egg yolk depending on what the hens eat. Hens that consume more green plant, corn  they tend to produce dark yellow egg yolk. Egg yolk is rich source of vitamin A.

Many people think that brown eggs must be better than white eggs because they are more expensive,. What makes brown eggs more expensive is as simple as size , the chickens that lay brown eggs are larger than those that lay white eggs and thus their feed costs more. Other than the colour of shell , there is no difference  between white egg and a brown egg, and this is controlled by genetics. Both types egg having the same flavour, shelf life and cooking characteristics. it's not necessarily that the colour of the yolk depends on the colour of shell.

Sometime people think that, the egg they eating are a potential chick embryo. Typically the egg sold in the grocery are produced from hens that do not have rooster present. As a result the egg is not fertilized and can never have a chicken embryo develop.

Eating raw egg can put you at risk for salmonella poisoning, which is a type of food poisoning. Eggs are perishable food and must be properly stored and cooked.

There are pasteurized eggs available in the market, by means of pasteurized egg is, it have been heated at a certain temperature to destroy bacteria that can cause food poisoning. It does not affect the nutritional value of eggs even it is safer to use.

Egg allergies are caused by the same problem all allergies are caused by an immune system malfunction. Your body misidentifies certain egg proteins as harmful even though they are perfectly safe. When you eat eggs, your body thinks it's being attacked and sends out an antibody called immunoglobulin E to fight off the proteins, or allergens. The antibody then triggers a number of chemicals, including histamine, to neutralize the proteins. Histamine is responsible for most allergic symptoms, including sneezing, hives and diarrhoea.

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