There are lots of talking about chicken eggs. Good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, yolk or no yolk… But right now, I want to talk about quail eggs 🥚 How many times you saw those tiny, cute looking eggs at the store and thought – why would I pay more for them, if it is simple the same eggs, just smaller in size? Even thought quail and chicken are both birds, their eggs are not the same. So, let’s see if there is any point in buying quail eggs over the chicken eggs.
Let’s start with good news. Sometimes it is about taste, not only about health, isn’t it?
- Quail eggs have a higher yolk-to-white ratio (and yolk itself is very flavorful), so there is a +1 point into the taste 😋 of these eggs, over the chicken eggs.
Moving forward, there are a good amount of beneficial fatty acids found in quail eggs that many people enjoy, due to their heart-boosting effects.
- HDL or good cholesterol (yes, we can’t skip cholesterol!) is the “good” form of cholesterol and HDL makes up more than 60% of the fat in quail eggs. According to study which published in the Dietary Guidance of America in 2012 quail egg contain less trans fatty acid that means it is good food that contain less cholesterol compared to other egg such as chicken egg.
- Quail eggs also have a higher potassium level and potassium shows blood pressure-reducing abilities.
- Allergy relieve: Quail eggs are high in ovomucoid protein, which acts in the body as a natural anti-allergenic. Therefore, if you are suffering from congestion, inflammation or other symptoms of allergic reactions, quail eggs can get your body back to normal.
- Quail eggs have higher level of vitamin B-12 (so don’t eat it same day with crab meat!) and Vitamin B-6, which boosts metabolic activity.
- Raise Energy Levels: The minerals and micronutrients found in these tiny eggs, as well as the protein boost of nearly 6 grams per serving, makes these eggs particularly good for an early morning surge of energy and mood. A high-protein, nutrient-dense breakfast is highly recommended for those who often feel dependent on caffeine or other stimulants to regulate their energy levels.
Now, can you imagine? This is not everything!
- Promote brain function – Quail eggs contain amino acid and great protein level which can help to stimulate the brain function and nourish the nerve system in brain, so it can work better. The amino acid or protein in quail eggs also protect the brain cells from damage and repair the cell if its broken.
- Prevent anemia – Study show that women who consume quail egg regularly tend to have lower risk of developing anemia. Quail eggs contain a lot of iron which can help in red blood cell formation and prevent anemia while the amino acid in quail egg also may increase the level of hemoglobin within the red blood cells.
- Purify the blood – Quail egg have been proved can help the body to remove certain heavy metals and toxin such as mercury (can have some tuna now?). The amino acid and other component of quail eggs can bind the toxin and flush it away from the body.
- Boost immune system – Quail eggs contain many amino acids including lysine and it can boost immune function. Lysine or a type of amino acid is known can promote the antibodies production and support the immune function response.
- Prevent diabetes – Study reported that quail egg contains amino acid especially Leucine which can help in regulating blood sugar level and maintain the balance level of insulin that makes it a good food to prevent and treat diabetes.
- Maintain healthy skin – Quail eggs are an excellent source of protein and it contains Lysine, an amino acid that can promotes the collagen production. Collagen is a type of protein that is required in keeping skin layer tightness and prevent it from sagging and wrinkle.
- Reduce the risk of heart disease – Quail egg contains important nutrients and vitamins that can reduce the risk of heart disease by 24% according to study by Lee et al in 2010. These benefits served by the presence of Vitamin E or tocopherol.
- Relieve depression – Quail eggs don’t only contain vitamin, mineral, carbohydrate and protein. It is also completed with some sex hormones according to study by Daniel in 2010. Quail eggs contain anti depression properties that called as hormone P which is effective in relieving depression especially in women who suffer from menopause syndrome.
- Promotes sexual function – It has been mentioned before that quail eggs contains some sexual hormones which can enhance the sexual organs function such as prostate gland in male.😏
- Treat gastritis – Quail egg contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help in treating stomach ulcer or gastritis. The amino acid content of quail eggs also helps in repair the broken lining of stomach that caused by infection.
So, what is the bad news and what you should remember about quail eggs?😶
Everything has a flip side (bigger yolk, potassium and everything else), so these eggs need to be eaten in moderation. Why?
- For people with pre-existing cholesterol problems, adding large quantities of these eggs to a diet might not be the best choice, as there are roughly 1.6 grams of saturated fat in each serving.
- Risk of Hypotension – Although quail eggs are good for people with high blood pressure, it is advisable to eat them in moderation. Too much potassium in our body may lower our blood pressure to an abnormally low level and might increase the risk of hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Risk of Hypoglycemia – Although quail eggs are beneficial for controlling diabetes, it is better to eat them in moderation, because eating too many quail eggs may lower your blood sugar to an abnormally low level, and may increase the risk of hypoglycemia.
• Quail eggs are safe to consume raw since its bacteria free. The quail eggs contain Lysozyme or known as bacteria killer which makes quail eggs save even if you eat raw.
• Wash the egg just before you consume it.
• Add some quail egg on your soup, stew or even salad to get more benefits and you can serve it with many ways including boiled, pan fried or even baked.
Conclusion: Quail eggs certainly has more to them, that just a cute look. I give them a + and conclude that it is beneficial to include them in your diet in moderation😋
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