A Egg a Day


by Ian Kydd Miller

There’s an old saying,”an Apple a day keeps the Doctor away”, this has been adopted here in Cambodia for the children of the PIO school, but instead of apples it’s eggs and a daily multivitamin suppliment tablet.

Since the program has started, the teachers at PIO have noticed a significant increase in physical and mental performance since the introduction of this program. And the kids love them!

Vitamin Content of Eggs: Eggs are rich in vitamin B, especially vitamin b12, vitamin Avitamin Dvitamin E and vitamin K. It should be noted that very few food items that contain vitamin D, egg being one of them.

Protein Content of Eggs: An egg is composed of about 11% proteins. Further it contains all the amino acids necessary for body metabolism. This makes eggs an essential part of the diet of those who wish to increase weight and build muscles. Most of the proteins are concentrated in the white part of the egg, known as albumin (albumen) or egg white.

kideggEgg White and Egg Yolk: There are two essential parts of an egg; the albumen or the white part and the yolk or the yellow part. The yolk is suspended in the albumin and contains about 80% of the calories and almost all fats present in the egg. It contains vitamin A, D, E and K and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus. The egg albumen mostly containswater and proteins.

Health Benefits of Eggs: The nutritional value of eggs makes it good for immunity, strong vision, treatment of macular degeneration, cataract treatment, skin care, nervous system, strong bones, and blood formation. Recent research has also shown that consuming eggs does not lead to increase in serum cholesterol levels.

Eggs are also a good source of essential minerals such as calcium,iron,phosphoruszinc and iodine. When it comes to calories, a medium sized egg has about 75-76 kcal.

If anyone considers that they may be able to help continue or expand this program to some of the other outreach centers please contact us. We would really love to here from you. Remember a small amount goes a long way in Cambodia but a bigger amount goes even further.

What this organization is doing goes beyond mere humanitarian work. PIO is helping to build a new Cambodian society, and is deserving of full support and encouragement.
Charles A. Ray, Former US ambassador to Cambodia

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  1. October 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Long time reader / first time poster. Really enjoy reading the blog, keep up the good work. Will definitely start posting more oftenin the near future.

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