You are viewing 1 of your 2 free articles

You’ll need to join us by becoming a member to gain more access.
Already a Member?

Login Join us now

Eggs should be considered a ‘super food’, says new research

The dairy product has made a comeback from its widely promoted bad health reputation after a new study said they should be branded ‘nature’s multivitamin’. 

Twitter Facebook
Share This

Eggs should be considered a ‘super food’, says new research #mythbuster

Dr Carrie Ruxton, Scotland-based author of the new report, said an egg’s ‘high quality protein’ and ‘essential vitamins and minerals’ successfully linked it to weight management, muscle function and vascular health.


She said nutritionists should be promoting its consumption.

What are eggs good at?

  • Improving cognitive performance
  • Boosting the protein content of diets with risk of sarcopenia (muscle wastage)
  • Having a positive impact on people with type-2 diabetes

“The evidence is pointing to a specific role for eggs in health, as nature’s very own multivitamin,” Dr Ruxton said.


“As recent government data show, eggs are a veritable natural pharmacy of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and protein, putting them on a par with most of today’s superfoods.


“Yet eggs are much more affordable and versatile.”


The study - set to be published in the June edition of Complete Nutrition - could be a major comeback for eggs after years of mis-belief they were ‘cholesterol bombs’.


Dr Ruxton said eggs actually topped the nutrient leader board with high levels of vitamin D, B vitamins, selenium, iodine and choline – nutrients many population groups are currently deficient in.


She also proved eggs had a higher hunger satisfaction rate and were better at suppressing appetite.

Twitter Facebook
Rating (0 vote/s)
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

More News

Farming organisations push for formal recognition of agroforestry

Members of farming and forestry organisations have teamed up in a letter to prompt Defra Secretary Michael Gove to formally recognise agroforestry as a mainstream practice.

'Proud' parents pay emotional tribute to 'amazing' farmer after tragic death

The parents of a farmer who died after becoming trapped under a trailer on a Devon farm have paid tribute to their "amazing" son.

Farmers losing thousands to invoice scammers - here's how to prevent it...

Agricultural businesses are being warned to be vigilant following an increase in invoice redirection scams - costing businesses thousands of pounds.

Arla announces August price rise

Arla Foods has announced its milk price to owners will rise by one eurocent per kilogramme from August 1.

Defra allocates natural flood management funding

Allocations of natural flood management funding have been made by Defra from a £15 million fund previously announced.
FG Insight and FGInsight.com are trademarks of Briefing Media Ltd.
Farmers Guardian and FarmersGuardian.com are trademarks of Farmers Guardian Ltd, a subsidiary of Briefing Media Ltd.
All material published on FGInsight.com and FarmersGuardian.com is copyrighted © 2016 by Briefing Media Limited. All rights reserved.
RSS news feeds