An egg is a versatile and a cheap source of protein. All these things make it a popular weight-loss friendly food. It is touted as a superfood and is known for its many health benefits.
1 boiled or poached egg weighing 44 g contains:
Total fat: 4.2 g
Calcium: 24.6 mg
Iron: 0.8 mg
Phosphorus: 86.7 mg
Potassium: 60.3 mg
Zinc: 0.6 mg
Cholesterol: 162 mg
Selenium: 13.4 micrograms (mcg)
Eggs are also a rich source of vitamins A, B, E, and K. Due to high-calorie content in the yolk, most people discard it, unaware of the fact that the yellow portion of eggs is loaded with several healthy nutrients.