Eggs should be considered a ‘superfood’ because they can boost health and tackle obesity, researchers will claim today.

The nutritionists say eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods and are recommending one a day for the maximum benefit.

The study, released today and to be published in June in the journal Nutrition and Food Science, analysed 71 research papers and reference documents that examined the nutritional composition of eggs and their role in diet.

They discovered that, despite being low in calories, eggs are a rich source of protein and are packed with nutrients thought essential to good health, particularly vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium and choline.

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