WHAT ARE OMEGA3 RICH EGGS AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CONSUMING THEM?

Eggs are an essential food source with lots of health benefits. 

Egg provides the highest quality protein. Eggs also help in gaining a lot of nutrients and vitamins in the body. But what about Omega -3 in eggs? 

You must note that not every egg can provide high quality omega-3 fatty acids. ISE India Foods Omega-3 eggs are produced by hens fed on a diet containing flaxseed and other omega-3 rich feed. When the hens digest this diet both ALA and DHA  fatty acids transfer to the yolk. One omega-3 egg typically contains 340 milligrams of ALA and 75 to 100 milligrams of DHA.

DHA helps maintain the heart health, brain’s function, inflammation, bone health and vision. These fatty acids are found most commonly in oily fishes, which all might not consume. So, the eggs provide an alternative source for people who do not eat sea fish. 

Omega-3 enriched eggs provide 12 times more omega-3 fatty acids than a regular egg. The average omega-3 content of 0.5gm in omega-3 enriched eggs compared to 0.04 gm in regular eggs. An omega-3- enriched egg provides about 0.34 grams of ALA and 0.13 grams of EPA + DHA. An omega-3- enriched egg covers a vast portion of the total consumption of ALA on an average for all age groups. 

Why Omega-3 Rich Eggs?

Omega -3 is an essential fatty acid that our body does not produce so it needs to be taken from food sources. It is a vital b=nutrient for heart health. 

Infants under the age of 3 and omega-3- rich eggs give half (49%) of the nutrition. An omega-3- enriched egg provides nearly one-quarter (21-28%) of the suggested food for the men. This egg gives one-third (31-34%) of their total ALA for women.

When consumed regularly, omega-3- eggs make a healthy contribution is meeting the  omega-3 fatty acids requirement by the body. They have more polyunsaturated fatty acids than regular eggs because of the more amazing omega-3 fatty acid content. While the omega-3 content varies considerably between the eggs of various brands, the calorie value, egg protein, and fat content of omega-3 enriched eggs are nearly equal to the regular eggs. Some omega-3 rich eggs contain negligibly less cholesterol than ordinary eggs.

In addition to being imperative for the general health and wellbeing of an individual, it is crucial to meet the daily requirements for omega-3. It is one of the ways to help reduce the risk of several health conditions, including:

  • Cardiac diseases, inflammatory and auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cognitive decline and dementia

Omega-3 is also important for all the other functions like:

  • Having a good eye health
  • Working with the brain and nervous system growth in infants
  • Looking after excellent mental health and wellbeing

These are some of the essential advantages of Omega-3 rich eggs. Eggs are so rich in all the nutrients that the benefits reaped from them in unending. We must always include this in our daily diet intake to meet the regular nutrition demands for best results. They will help maintain health, but it also provides the best solution for nutrition management.

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