i love eggs

Eggs are such a versatile food – from French toast for breakfast, to quiche for lunch, and pasta carbonara for dinner. Eggs play an important part in a healthy meal plan. They are packed with protein and full of vitamins, and considered a daily food for any healthy diet. Eggs are great for babies to adults. They are perfect by themselves, or in a salad or a meal. Here are seven reasons why you should eat them:

  1. Affordable, versatile, highly nutritious and enjoyed by all ages, eggs are one of the true super foods.
  2. Plunket recommends including mashed egg in a babies diet from the age of 7-8 months.
  3. Versatile food that can be used in many different meals to satisfy children as they grow.
  4. Protein in egg is called ‘complete protein’ because it contains all the essential amino acids needed for growth, development and health.
  5. Eggs are a gold mine of vitamins; including most of the B Vitamins like Folate and Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, D and E.
  6. Eggs contain a range of minerals including; Selenium, Iodine, Iron, Zinc and Phosphorous, with each playing an important role in the health and wellbeing of children.
  7. The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation supports including up to six eggs a week per person in a healthy family diet.

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