Nutritious proteins like eggs not only help to keep your child full longer, but help with memory work and health! It is important, however, to eat a whole egg. There are important nutrients in both the egg yolk and the white, so if your child is not eating eggs regularly, it’s time to start!
Just one egg is filled with essential vitamins:
- Vitamin A – For maintaining the immune system and good vision
- Vitamin B12 – for producing red blood cells
- Vitamin B2 – metabolism of fat molecules into useful energy
- Vitamin E – fights off free radicals that can cause tissue and cellular damage.
Eggs keep you full for a longer period of time, which means that your child will less likely be tempted to take snacks or oily treats!
Eggs are also packed with important minerals: iron, zinc and phosphorus. Iron carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies, and helps our muscles store and use oxygen. Zinc is needed for the immune system to work well, and plays a role in the healing of wounds and growing of cells. Phosphorus is needed for the body to make protein for the growth, maintenance and repair of cells and tissues. It also helps the body to make a molecule that the body uses to store energy.
Eggs contain choline, which aids brain function. Choline is used to maintain the structure of cell membranes, and is also the key ingredient in creating neurotransmitters, allowing the brain cells to communicate well with each other and the muscle cells.
Get your child to fall in love with scrambled eggs for breakfast, starting tomorrow!