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6 Benefits Of Eating Eggs - [PHOTOS]

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Eggs are power-packed food items and a rich source of essential nutrients. The points listed below highlight the importance of eating eggs during pregnancy:

1. High Protein Content

Proteins are building blocks of the cell and assist in the development of the baby. Eating an appropriate amount of eggs will provide the baby with the necessary amount of protein to augment healthy growth.

2. Brain Development

Eggs contain choline, which is important for the growth and overall development of the brain. It prevents the baby from developing diseases like spina bifida and anencephaly.

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3. Good Calorie Intake

Each egg contains about 70 calories and helps fulfil a part of the daily calorie requirement necessary for the baby and the mother to have good growth.

4. Helps to Regulate Cholesterol

Consumption of eggs will help to balance cholesterol deposits in the body. However, women should stick to egg whites and avoid eating egg yolks during pregnancy if they already have cholesterol issues.

5. Rich in Vitamins A, D, E, K

Eggs contain these four fat-soluble vitamins, especially vitamin A. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient. It helps in normal growth and development during pregnancy, including the developing lungs, kidneys, heart, eyes, and other organs of the fetus

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6. Other Nutrients

Eggs are rich in antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for eye and vision development. In addition, eggs also provide essential vitamins like Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B2.

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