Summary Writing Exercises-3
Read the passage below and list any eight benefits of eating eggs.
We are all familiar with eggs. They have become a vital ingredient of the cuisine in all parts of the world. Primarily, the function of eggs is to reproduce the species. However, most eggs laid by domestic fowl, except those specifically meant for hatching, are not fertilized but are sold for human consumption. Eggs produced in huge quantities come from chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, pigeons, guinea fowl, pheasants, and quail. Do you eat eggs for breakfast? If you don’t, here are some good reasons why you might want to think about it.
Eating eggs and toast, instead of breakfast cereal, can make us feel full for longer, so we can keep going. This is because eggs are full of high-quality protein and essential nutrients. Indeed, several studies have shown that eating eggs can help overweight people lose weight since they don’t feel hungry so often and, as a result, eat less food.
Moreover, did you know that eggs are a good source of choline? Choline is a nutrient that is important in developing and maintaining our memory, even until old age. If our eyesight is getting weak, make it a habit to eat eggs for the antioxidants they contain. These help to keep our eyes healthy by protecting against harmful light and the effects of old age.
As we grow older, our bones can become weaker and break more easily. Eating eggs provides our body with vitamin D, helping it to absorb calcium and keep bones strong. Adding eggs to our diet can promote healthy hair and nails too. Many people who lack zinc, sulphur and vitamins find that their hair grows faster after eating eggs more frequently. People whose bodies lack iron often become tired and are easily upset. Eating whole eggs, not just the white part, can help improve our mood as the yolk contains a form of iron that is easily absorbed by the body.
Furthermore, eggs help increase the ‘good’ cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein (HDL)). So we don’t need to worry about eating eggs leading to heart problems. Eggs are also Mother Nature’s incredible and edible source of Omega-3 fatty acids, providing on average 180mg per serve (2 eggs). Oily fish is perhaps the best-known sources of omega-3s. However, for people who avoid or can’t eat fish, eggs are a very useful source of these healthy types of fats.
In addition to all these, eating eggs can help with mental health too. We know that a balanced diet can go a long way towards supporting stress reduction and better mental health practices – both reducing the impact of symptoms and optimizing performance. The combination of vitamin B2, B12, choline, iron and tryptophan present in eggs are all associated with reducing the risk of anxiety and depression, and naturally aiding sleep.
With so many benefits for both physical and mental health, surely it is an eggs-cellent idea to eat more eggs!
The benefits of eating eggs:
Using the information in your notes, write a summary about the benefits of eating eggs, in no more than 80 words (NOT including the introductory words given).
You could begin like this:
Eating eggs is good for us because……