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Apples and Eggs

By Fernando Cisneros

“An apple a day, keeps the doctor away” that is what people used to say in the old days, when apples were preserved during the winter time and were, for many, the only available source of Vitamin C during those harsh months. That saying still holds true today, since apples are a fantastic food package with all kinds of nutrients. However,  the egg lover that I am, it is hard for me not to compare. I still think that I will be better off with an egg instead of an apple for breakfast.

I recently came across a wonderful article about apples. It was written by Tim Sharp and you can find it here (accessed Sept. 25, 2014). I read it and found it extremely interesting because is talking not just about the classic eat more fruits and vegetables, but Tim is doing a fantastic job at putting together the nutritive value of apples, the possible health benefits but also the risks and possible pitfalls for somebody thinking on going on an all apple diet.  As expected apples are low in calories, high in fiber, Vitamin C and potassium. They also provide a little bit of iron, proteins and calcium. Plus of course plenty of carbohydrates.  Living in Switzerland and with plenty of local apples available year long, I usually eat one of these beautiful golden or red “apfels” first thing in the morning. But, I also eat one boiled egg as well.

A large egg contains 70-75 calories, that is a whopping 60 calories less than an apple.  A large egg also contains seven grams of protein while the apple has only one gram; and proteins are essential if you want to keep your muscle mass when you get older, or grow your muscles when you are young, and of course to be immune-competent  and to be in good health in general. On top of that, eggs are a source of almost all the vitamins (except Vitamin C) and phosphorus, selenium, iodine and six other nutritionally essential minerals and of course, no carbs! . Moreover, eggs contain essential fatty acids and cholesterol that are necessary for the integrity of your cells and for the proper functioning of your hormonal system. I promise, I’ll come back to the cholesterol issue soon, because I believe is quite important to understand that the cholesterol intake has little or no impact whatsoever on the plasma cholesterol level of healthy individuals.

In conclusion, there is no perfect food. Because as we need the fiber and the Vitamin C provided by the apple, we also need the protein, essential fatty acids, minerals and the vitamins coming from the egg. We can look to these two foods in combination. Therefore, the best advice should be “an apple and an egg a day keep the doctor away”  but I guess  “an egg a day, keeps the doctor away” sounds better. 

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