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Healthful Tips | Have an egg...or two

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM
A lovely breakfast of shredded lettuce, cherry tomatoes, bacon and boiled eggs

Eggs are an excellent source of protein, lipids, vitamins and minerals, and contain antioxidants that help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to experts.

This is especially true for eggs from chickens fed with wheat and corn. Egg yolks contain two amino acids, tryptophan and tyrosine, which have excellent properties for the preservation of cells in the human body.

Scientists have confirmed that two egg yolks in their raw state have nearly twice the antioxidant properties than apples and about the same as 25 grams of cranberries.

However, when eggs are fried or boiled, antioxidant properties have been reduced by about half, and slightly more if you use microwave.

While this is a great reduction of properties, two eggs still have the same antioxidant properties as well as an average size apple.