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Scrambled eggs is one of the most adored breakfast recipes, amongst the western world. Due to the minimal time taken for cooking, scrambled eggs easily match up with the hasty and speedy lifestyle. Eating eggs is the most delicious way to consume almost all the important nutrients, at one go. They are loaded with protein and vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin B; plus they are a good source of calcium as well as potassium and other important minerals. Scrambled eggs on the other hand are also laden with these nutrition and less calories than many other egg recipes. Calories in scrambled eggs are astonishingly low and easily pliable.

Health Benefits

It is but obvious that all the nutritional facts of eggs are loaded greatly within scrambled eggs. These are loaded with generous amount of protein which is really beneficial for production, repair and maintenance of the entire cell system of the body. Eating scrambled eggs means securing healthy functions of all the body organs. Vitamins and calories present in scrambled eggs make it a complete diet food and hence it can be easily included in the low fat diet as well.

Scrambled egg calories can be controlled by adding and subtracting various ingredients while preparing it, if you know how to cook scrambled eggs. Cutting back on the amount of milk, butter, and other heavy ingredients will surely cut down the calories and make it all the more healthy. Given below is a chart that describes the calories along with other healthy substances present in them. As per these readings scrambled eggs get 2 points in the weight watchers points list.

Nutrition Quantity D V (%)
Calories 101.3 0%
Total Fat 7.4g 11.5%
Saturated Fat 2.2g 11.2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3g 0%
Mono-unsaturated Fat 2.9g 0%
Cholesterol 214.7mg 71.6%
Total Carbohydrate 1.3g 0.4%
Protein 6.8g 13.5%
Sugar 1.1g 0%
Potassium 84.2mg 2.4%

The following chart tells you about vitamins present in 1 large scrambled egg.

Nutrition Quantity D V(%)
Vitamin A 320.9 IU 6.4%
Vitamin C 0.1 mg 0.2%
Vitamin D 20.7 IU 5.2%
Riboflavin 0.3 mg 15.7%
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg 3.6%
Folate 18.3 mcg 4.6%
Vitamin B12 0.5 mcg 7.8%
Pantothenic Acid 0.6 mg 6.1%

The following chart tells you about minerals present in 1 large scrambled egg.

Nutrition Quantity D V(%)
Calcium 43.3 mg 4.3%
Iron 0.7 mg 4.1%
Magnesium 7.3 mg 1.8%
Zinc 0.6 mg 4.1%
Phosphorus 103.7 mg 10.4%
Selenium 13.7 mcg 19.6%
Sodium 170.8 mg 7.1%

Calories

Scrambled eggs are high on cholesterol but the value of cholesterol can be reduced when they are cooked using minimum amount of butter and milk. It also takes us to some definitive figures. While one large scrambled egg contains around 102 calories, one cup of scrambled egg is loaded with 366 calories and 258.1% cholesterol. One tablespoon full of scrambled eggs contains 23 calories and 16% cholesterol.

High in cholesterol doesn't mean high on saturated fats and scrambled eggs is the best example. There is really less amount of saturated fats present that makes them a healthy breakfast choice. There are a few ways to reduce and balance the calories in scrambled eggs. One is to make them using egg whites (use two egg whites for 1 whole egg)and the other is combining scrambled eggs with some low calorie and high fiber foods and vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, peppers and seafood. Microwave scrambled eggs can also be less on calories and high on health benefits. Always remember that the lesser the amount of ingredients while preparing scrambled eggs, the lesser are the calories in them.

Try some easy scrambled eggs recipes and enjoy its tremendous health benefits.