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If you have been telling your friends and family that certain foods aren’t as good for you. Nutritionally, as they used to be, then you may need to take back your own words, it would seem that eating eggs in this day and age, they are far better for you now, compared to how they were 30 years ago.
Scientists have found that eggs nowadays have high levels of vitamin D, which is known to help with immune system function, as well is that they are lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than they used to be.
A recent study, which was funded by the Department of Health found that your average egg nowadays has 25% less fat than it used to in the 1980s. They now contain 1.3 g compared to 1.7 g of saturated fat and 127 g of cholesterol compared to 202 g, which is quite a big difference to how they used to be.
Furthermore, they found that the eggs nowadays have double the amount of vitamin D then they used to, and as far as calories are concerned, a medium-sized egg now has 66, compared to 78 vitamin D is essential for protecting bones of growing children from the disease, rickets, which can cause deformity of bones.
A chief medical officer commented by saying that we are not getting anywhere near our daily amount of vitamin D. People getting rickets, has been on the increase since 1997, one medium egg has 1.6 µg of vitamin D, compared to 0.9 µg in the 1980s. The scientists believe the reason for these changes in health benefits is because hens are now being fed differently from the 1980s onwards, they have been fed a feed of corn, wheat, vegetable oil and high-protein feed instead of the usual meat and bone feed that they used to be fed.
So this in turn means that they lay healthier eggs, which are lower in cholesterol and saturated fat with the new feed. They absorb other nutrients as well as vitamin D. And being as scientists now have better technology available. They are able to measure more accurately, how nutritious; the eggs actually are, as previous methods to do this may have not been as accurate.
So the overall advice is go to work on a egg and they are very good for you.