an egg equals a fowl

An egg equals a fowl

Have you heard the saying that, if you eat an egg you have eaten a whole chicken all alone.

Just only you! Eating up a whole chicken! That was what a woman told her son, just to deny him of a piece of fried chicken

What is the average protein requirement of an adult?

The average protein requirement are; 56 grams per day for a man and  46 grams per day for woman.

An egg has about  6.3 grams of protein. If you have taken 3 eggs  a day which is safe you will have taken 18.2g of protein in a day. However you need to put your  lipid profile into consideration. 

                                                                  Parts of an Egg

  • The yolk (the yellow part)
  • The albumen (the white part)

Furthermore, to truly appreciate the worth of an egg. Kindly read through these amazing properties of an egg. 

The egg white has the following properties;

  • low-calorie
  • fat-free 
  • 4 grams of protein,
  • 55 mg of sodium
  • 1.3 mcg of folate,
  • 6.6 mcg of selenium
  • 2.3 mg of calcium
  • 3.6 mg of magnesium
  •  4.9 mg of phosphorus
  • 53.8 mg of potassium.

The benefits of egg yolk(the yellow part)

  • 55 calorie
  • 2.7 grams(g) protein
  • 4.51 g fat:
  • 184 mg of cholesterol
  • 0.61 g of carbohydrate
  • 0.10 g of sugar
  • 22 mg calcium
  • 0.46 mg iron
  • 1 mg magnesium
  • 66 mg phosphorus
  • 19 mg potassium
  • 8 mg sodium
  • 0.39 mg zinc.

Just imagine, how nourishing it is eaten up a whole egg containing all the nutrients above.

Yea, it is better tasted than imagined, at least for the health of your children.

Never mind,  the phrase” an equals a fowl”  It is just a simple way of telling a child to be contented with an egg, anytime the parents can’t afford a piece of fried chicken.  Did you get the gist? (smiles).

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