The entity which have the potential to give rise a new life on this planet is altogether useful and it also has all the nutrients and growth factors which can establish and maintain life is really useful and if nature chooses this entity for sustaining life on earth then who can anyone deny its usefulness. The egg contains many nutritive elements that your brain and other cells of your body require on a daily basis.

Eggs are high in choline, which is an essential nutrient that aids brain function in adults.  Choline is used to maintain the structure of all cell membranes. Choline also serves as the key ingredient in the manufacture of neurotransmitters, so that brain cells can communicate between each other and with muscle cells. For the fetus, the high choline content in eggs obtained from the mother’s diet can help the brain develop normally and may even prevent birth defects.

Your brain also requires a stable supply of glucose for its energy. Large daily swings in glucose concentration in blood can have a negative effect on the brain’s memory and cognitive functions. The protein inside eggs is the highest-quality protein of any food so egg is called super food. That protein can make you feel fuller for longer periods of time, causing you to maintain more stable blood-glucose levels. The high-quality protein in eggs also forms a necessary component of important neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and norepinephrine. These are chemicals that brain cells use to communicate among themselves. The net effect of all these processes on the brain is an enhanced feeling of energy and alertness.

This may be the first time you’ve heard of it, but diets rich in choline may help protect your brain from the affects of ageing.

The nutrient from the B vitamin family is found in foods like chicken, eggs and saltwater fish as well as legumes such as kidney beans.

Researchers at Boston University found people who got plenty of “choline” in their diets performed better on memory tests and were less likely to show brain changes associated with dementia.

The findings add to evidence that your lifetime diet may make a difference in how your brain ages, said senior researcher Dr. Rhoda Au.

The study found, men and women in the top quarter for choline intake performed better on the memory tests than those in the bottom quarter.

This held true even when factors including education and fat and calorie intake were taken into consideration.

People with higher choline intake at the outset were also less likely to show areas of ‘white-matter hyperintensity’ in their MRI brain scans.

Those age-related areas are thought to be a sign of blood vessel disease in the brain, which may signal a heightened risk of stroke or, eventually, dementia.

However, she said the findings suggest that people with lower choline intakes were more likely to be on a ‘pathway’ toward mental decline than their counterparts with higher intakes.

Excellent source of choline. It is estimated that one egg yolk contains about 300 micrograms of choline, an important brain nutrient. The daily recommended intake for adults ranges from of 400-550 micrograms. Choline is a type of B-complex vitamin, soluble in water. The nutrient has been found to be essential for proper brain development, liver health, prevention of neural tube defects in newborns, kidney problems, etc. Eating one egg a day and including plant sources of choline in our diet (cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, quinoa, almonds or brown rice) can supply us with the necessary intake.

Hence , I hope that I have presented as many benefits of choline and its intricate association with brain and how easily you can get plenty of choline from table eggs on a daily basis so I would like to suggest you that, “Eat with Believe”.

For any queries Contact:

Dr. Wahaj Ahmed

DVM from UVAS, Lahore main Campus.

(Your suggestions and criticism are always well awaited)