In Australia we are lucky to have access to a wide variety of nutritious and tasty foods meaning following a healthy eating pattern can be easy as well as enjoyable. All foods can fit into a healthy eating pattern if they are enjoyed at an appropriate frequency, are of an appropriate serving size and are in combination with regular physical activity.
By being aware of what and how much you eat and including a variety of nutritious foods in the diet, you’ll benefit from a lower risk of developing certain lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Eating well can also assist in making everyday life more enjoyable, boosting energy levels and assisting with alertness and concentration throughout the day.
When it comes to good nutrition, moderation, appropriate serving sizes, balance, and obtaining nutrients from a variety of nutrient dense foods are all important.
Eggs are a highly nutritious food that can make an important contribution to a healthy, well balanced diet. They are a natural source of at least 11 different vitamins and minerals as well as high quality protein, omega-3 fats and antioxidants. Due to the variety of nutrients found in eggs, they can make a significant contribution to increasing daily nutrient intakes. In fact, research shows egg consumers have higher intakes of vitamins A, E, B12 and folate compared to non-egg consumers.
Eggs are relatively inexpensive and may be particularly useful for people following a restricted diet or for those who have increased nutrient requirements such as ovo-vegetarians, women who are pregnant, children, sports people and the elderly.