Are eggs the new superfood?

With their high nutrient content and ability to tackle obesity, could eggs be the new 'superfood' on our menu?

Marie Claire Health News: Egg in egg cup
Marie Claire Health News: Egg in egg cup

With their high nutrient content and ability to tackle obesity, could eggs be the new 'superfood' on our menu?

A report out today, suggests that eggs should now be regarded as a 'superfood'. And with their reportedly high nutrient content and ability to tackle obesity, it's not hard to see why.

New research has revealed that eggs are excellent source of protein and are packed with essential vitamins, particularly vitamin D and vitamin B12. They also contain the highest mix of essential amino acids, crucial for proper growth and repair in adults and children.

The new studies have also revealed that eggs could play a vital role in keeping you in shape. A medium-sized egg has fewer than 80 calories, proving a sensible breakfast option if you are watching those pounds.

Even Margaret Thatcher was reported to have lost weight in 1979 on a short-term diet of 28 eggs a week.

Dr Carrie Ruxton, a lead author of the report, says: "There are clear nutritional benefits to eating eggs on a regular basis." Just one egg a day provides you with your RDA of vitamin D, essential for bone health and preventing heart disease.

Packed with nutrients that are key to leading a healthy lifestyle, and low in calories to keep you trim, it looks like this new superfood could be very much back on the daily menu.



Natalia Lubomirski
Natalia is a health journalist with 14 years experience in the publishing industry. She has worked for a number of well known magazines and websites including Marie Claire, Woman&Home, Top Sante, Boots and The Telegraph.  She likes to think she practices what she preaches when it comes to health and fitness. Her athletic prowess began early. A keen fencer for 13 years, she wielded an epée for Olympic Team GB during her teenage years. She likes to think she made sword-fighting cool before Game of Thrones came along! While working on her sporting performance with the team, she also participated in a lot of nutrition and psychology training, When it comes to time off, you’ll most likely find her up a mountain somewhere. It seems holidays have become a time for climbing several thousand feet, rather than chilling out. She’s now hiked eight of the major mountain ranges across four continents – including the Appalachians, the Smokies, the Sierra Nevadas (she spent her honeymoon hiking to the top of Half Dome), as well as hitting the summits of Snowdon, Pen-Y-Fan (Brecon Beacons), Table Mountain in South Africa, the Blue Mountains in Australia and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. She’s also passionate about all things health, particularly vaccinations, and will happily jump on her soap box at any given opportunity to talk about their benefits to anyone who will listen!