Why Custard is Brain Food

Creme Brulé, Chocolate Mousse, Lemon Meringue Pie , Custard Tarts...... Kids, tell mum to make them all!
Let's all celebrate the the fabulous health benefits of these desserts! (Well, kinda healthy, just go with it)

Eggs should be a regular star on your plate.
If there were such a thing as "superfood", eggs would have to be high on that list. Eggs boast a range of vitamins and minerals which means health benefits.


Many will avoid the yolk due to its fat content but an average egg yolk has only 9% fat (only 2.5% of this saturated) and is well worth the added energy and nutrients when you consider what an egg offers in itself full glory (mostly in the yolk!)



Nutrient

Benefits

% found in yolk

ProtienNeeded for building and maintaining muscle, organs, skin and tissue, and producing antibodies. 40%

Omega 3 Helps with the maintenance of brain function and normal vision.100%

Vitamin AHelps maintain normal reproduction, vision and immune function. 100%
Vitamin B1(Thiamine) Helps to convert glucose into energy and has a role in nerve function.97%
B2 (riboflavin)Primarily involved in energy production and helps vision and skin health.48%
B3(Niacin) Essential for the body to convert carbohydrates, fat and alcohol into energy. It helps maintain skin health and supports the nervous and digestive systems. 90%
B5 (pantothenic acid)

Needed to metabolise carbohydrates, proteins, fats and alcohol as well as produce red blood cells and steroid hormones. 89%
B6 (pyridoxine) Needed for protein and carbohydrate metabolism, the formation of red blood cells and certain brain chemicals. It influences brain processes and development, immune function and steroid hormone activity. 96%
B7 (Biotin) Needed for energy metabolism, fat synthesis, amino acid metabolism and glycogen synthesis.

100%
B9 (Folate) Helps tissues grow and cells work. Essential for fetal growth and development. 95%
B12(Cobalamin) Helps to produce and maintain the myelin surrounding nerve cells, mental ability, red blood cell formation and the breaking down of some fatty acids and amino acids to produce energy. Vitamin B12 has a close relationship with folate, as both depend on the other to work properly 92%
Vitamin D Helps optimise the absorption of calcium. 100%
Calcium Essential for strong bones and teeth. 90%
Vitamin E An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. 100%
Omega 3 Helps with the maintenance of brain function and normal vision. 100%
Iron An important mineral that is involved in various bodily functions, including the transport of oxygen in the blood. This is essential for providing energy for daily life. 94%
Iodine Important for hormone development. 100%
Zinc Helps maintain structural integrity of proteins and regulate gene expression. 99%



OK, so you might have a hard time convincing mum that a sugar laden dessert is really good for you but at least you know to choose the Custard Tart over the Pavlova.
Skip the egg white omelettes, Kids need WHOLE EGGS.


Bacon and eggs to go



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