EGGS And Weight Loss
Eggs are a symbol of life. The chicken comes before the egg alphabetically but the egg is first in protein availability with the highest Net Protein Utilisation (NPU) of any food at 93%; chicken has an NPU of 65%.
One large egg contains approx.6g of protein and 90% of the protein is useable by the body.
To obtain all your daily protein from eggs would be more than difficult; it would be harmful, mainly due to the cholesterol. The average adult requires 45-55g (approx.) of protein per day—in egg terms that is about eight eggs. But the main problem with excess egg intake is cholesterol: eight eggs supply nearly 1700mg.
The recommended daily maximum of cholesterol, per adult, is 300mg. People cannot live on eggs alone. One large egg contains approx.200mg. of cholesterol, or two-thirds the daily limit.
Enjoy your free range eggs and carefully manage your intake.