Eggs in baby’s menu – Nutritionists have not yet agreed on whether it is necessary to include eggs in a child’s diet, how useful it is, whether it does more harm.
– What are the useful or harmful substances in eggs?
– Chicken eggs are composed of protein and heart, which are surrounded by shells. Some eggs have two hearts. It’s not dangerous – it’s the same as twin fruit in humans. Egg yolks contain proteins, fats and cholesterol.
Egg protein contains all the essential amino acids that the human body cannot synthesize and that needs to be taken ready-made with food. Thus, the egg with its chemical composition fully meets the needs of the organism (especially – the growing organism) for several components at the same time. There is evidence that chicken eggs are 100% absorbed by the body. Other such products are rare. For example, only a third of beef is absorbed. Eggs contain 12 vitamins:
- A is necessary for the health of hair, teeth, nails, it is essential for eyesight;
- D together with calcium and phosphorus strengthens teeth, nails, hair, has a positive effect on immunity;
- E prevents the aging process, increases energy, strengthens blood vessels;
- K is essential for the process of blood results;
- B1 – regulates the process of growth and development, promotes the work of the heart, nervous and digestive systems;
- B2 – required for the production of erythrocytes, antibodies, regulation of growth and reproductive functions, skin, nails and hair health;
- B3 – lowers cholesterol levels, fights insomnia, increases strength, is necessary for healthy skin;
- B4 – essential for brain formation, memory, prevents the development of cardiovascular disease;
- B6 – inhibits aging processes, strengthens nerves, prevents the development of skin diseases;
- B7 – cares for the beauty of skin, hair and nails;
- B9 – prevents the development of congenital pathologies of the fetus;
- B12 – boosts immunity, needed for blood formation;
In terms of vitamin D content, eggs are second only to fish oil, while B4 is not as abundant in any other product;
Eggs contain almost all the micronutrients that the body needs – including calcium, phosphorus, iodine, copper, iron, cobalt;
- Calcium along with phosphorus ensures the health of hair, nails and teeth;
- Phosphorus is essential for recovery processes, for increasing mental capacity;
- Iodine improves mental abilities, increases energy;
- Zinc promotes increased mental activity, accelerates wound healing;
- Magnesium expels depression, strengthens the heart, blood vessels and nerves, promotes digestion;
- Iron boosts immunity, strengthens us, protects us from anemia.
We should also mention the energy value of eggs. One egg contains a total of 70 kcal. This is not so much, thus, eggs are not a threat to a child prone to obesity. It is a completely dietary product. It should also be noted that the accumulation of fat stores in the body is the result of excess carbohydrates, while eggs do not contain carbohydrates at all.