Are Quail Eggs Good for You? 15 Super Benefits of Eating Quail Eggs





15 benefits of quail eggs

Eggs have become almost the number one talked about health-related topic. Most people have been left in doubts if eggs are of any good to their health and wellness. Even with the controversies surrounding the consumption of chicken eggs, here comes another spice of eggs known as quail egg. Quail eggs aren’t a new trend. This spice of birds is known to be dominant in some part of Asia, Europe, and African. Now, quail egg is the new trend in Ghana and in the city from which I am writing this very post. I don’t know about what's trending where you live. But the debate still continues… Are eggs good for your health? What about those of quails? In today’s blog, we’ll be taking a critical look into the benefits of quail eggs and to whether they’re good for your health, you’ll be able to determine that by the end of this post.

What are Quail Eggs?

Eggs are eggs and this is just another produced by a different spice known as quail. Quails are known to have different spices of about 15 according to A-Z Animals. (1) They are lighter in weight as compared to chicken eggs and have multiples of small dotted spots all over it.
Quail eggs are more nutritious than that of chicken eggs as it is filled with more nutrient like protein and vitamin of which chicken eggs do not occupy. Quail eggs contain 13percent of protein while chicken eggs have 11 percent. Thus, 2 percent more than chicken eggs. These very eggs are also known to help fight allergies. So, if you’re having symptoms of any allergy, quail eggs might just be the trick that best works for you.

Some Nutritional Facts of Consuming Quail Eggs   [ 1 Egg 9 g. – Chart ]

Nutrients                             

Value

Water (g)
6.69
Energy (kcal)
14.22
Protein [g]
1.17
Total lipid (fat) [g]
1.00
Carbohydrate, by difference [g]
0.04
Calcium, Ca [mg]
5.76
Iron, Fe [mg]
0.33
Magnesium, Mg [mg]
1.17
Phosphorus, P [mg]
20.34
Potassium, K [mg]
11.88
Sodium, Na [mg]
12.69
Zinc, Zn [mg]
0.13
Folate, DFE [µg]
5.94
Vitamin B-6 [mg]
0.01
Vitamin B-12 [µg]
0.14
Vitamin A, RAE [µg]
14.04
Vitamin A, IU [IU]
48.87
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) [mg]
0.10
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) [µg]
0.13
Vitamin D [IU]
4.95
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) [µg]
0.03
Fatty acids, total saturated [g]
0.32
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated [g]
0.39
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated [g]
0.12
Cholesterol [mg]
75.96

Source: USDA (2)
As shown above, Quail eggs are rich in numerous nutrients and vitamins and can help you improve your health when you eat at least one quail egg each day. There are even more reasons why you should eat quail eggs. These are 15 health benefits of quail eggs.


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Health Benefits of Quail Eggs

1.  Anti-inflammatory Agent

Looking for foods that have the ability to fight inflammation? It is time to consider adding quail eggs to your meals. Quail eggs are inflammatory agents that also help to relieve joint pain and cough. If you’re looking for other foods that have an anti-inflammatory property, consider beetroot.

2.  Energy Booster

Get a boost of confidence with quail eggs for morning workouts. Quail eggs are rich in protein which is a prerequisite for increasing energy levels. They are also rich in irons and amino acid which helps to grow and repair worn out tissues.  It is also recommended to start the day with foods that are rich in protein to uplift the energetic mood in you.

3. Reduce Blood Pressure

The presence of potassium in quail eggs identifies its ability to reduce blood pressure. Each egg consumed has a sufficient amount of potassium that helps reduce the stress on arteries and blood vessels and hence boost blood circulation while keeping the pressure in check.

4. Fights Anemia

A deficiency of iron in the body is what causes anemia. Quail eggs are rich in irons which helps in the production of red blood cells that are responsible for carrying oxygenated blood to our cells to improve on the body functioning. Since quail eggs are a good source of irons which helps to increase hemoglobin, they are recommended for pregnant women who in this case are more likely of becoming anemic.

5. Improve Bone Health

It is evident that calcium is one of the main components of bone development. It also helps in bone strengthening.
Nutrients such as amino acid, zinc potassium and iron found in quail eggs also play a vital role in the formation of bone. Consuming quail eggs on a regular basis can also make bones stronger and protect you against osteoporosis which is a condition caused by weakness in bone.

6. Improves Mental Health (Depression)

The benefit of quail eggs for depression is mainly because of its antidepressant compound. These compound helps to relieve stress and depression. It is also said o be effective n women dealing with menopause syndrome and the depression associated with it.

7. Quail Eggs Improves Libido (Sex Health)

There are many foods that improve libido and quail eggs happen to be one out of many. Its ability to improve blood circulation makes it one of the best foods for improving sexual health.
In men, quail eggs have the ability to promote the performance of sexual organs like the prostate gland. While it helps control stress in women. Protein, Phosphorus and some vitamins found in quail eggs are also effective in boosting the level of libido. (3)

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8. Helps in Treating Stomach Ulcer and Gastritis

Quail eggs can be crucial when it comes to treating stomach ulcers as it naturally fights against digestive tract disorders. The antioxidant in quail eggs also provides relief from gastritis. Also, broken lining in the stomach which are caused by stomach infections can be repaired by the amino acid found in quail eggs.


9. Quail Eggs Improve Brain Health

Vitamin B1, B2 and other vitamins in the eggs of quail are all very important for the functioning of the brain and the health of the brain. The presence of Vitamin A in quail eggs protects our neurological system from oxidative damage that may be caused by free radicals.
It also reduces the risk of neurological problems such as Parkinson disease and dementia.

10. Promote Growth

Again, quail eggs are a rich source of protein which is required for growth and repairs of the body tissues. Quail eggs have an abundance of protein which is a requirement for body development. Proteins are broken down into components that reform new tissue, cell, and muscles etc.
Quail eggs can also be helpful in growing lean muscles.

11.  Fights Allergies

Quail eggs have the ability to provide relief to soothe various symptoms of allergies. All you need to do is consume them on a regular basis by finding smart ways of adding them to your daily diet.

12. Promotes Vision

Eating quail eggs daily improves eyesight as well as protecting the eyes from damages. Vitamin A is a vital nutrient for eye health and quail eggs provide sufficient vitamin A to improve the overall quality of your sight. The antioxidant activity of vitamin A in quail eggs helps to minimize macular degeneration and reduce the risk of glaucoma and cataract.

13. Regulates Cholesterol Level

Unless you have been asked by a doctor to check your eating habits based on the amount of cholesterol you consume then, you are free to enjoy as much quail eggs as you want. But if your dietician has had talks concerning cholesterol, then it is not advisable to consume so much of quail eggs daily. You can always go back to your dietician to seek consent.
Quail eggs are high (60%) in HDL also known as good cholesterol which is good for fighting the effects of LDL as known as bad cholesterol. (4)

14. Quail Eggs Boosts the Immune System

Our immune system helps us fight against diseases and infection and this is why they need to be strong whenever there’s an attack on your body so as to perform their defensive duties.
A regular consumption of quail eggs will help strengthen the immune system and prevent common infections like flu, cold, fever etc.

15. Improves Hair & Scalp Health

One quail egg a day can improve the health of your hair.
The benefits of quail eggs couldn’t be complete without mentioning its contribution to the human hair. There are so many recommendations for using egg as a way of boosting hair growth. Quail egg isn’t an exception as it helps keep the blood vessels on the scalp relaxed, hence promoting circulation which is a requirement for hair growth.
The antioxidant present in this egg helps in reducing premature graying of the hair by protecting the hair and scalp from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It also keeps the nourished and makes it look healthier and pretty.

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Final Thoughts:

Quail eggs are nutritious and delicious. However, one should avoid too much of it as it contains saturated fats. How much is too much? Since these eggs are quite smaller, one is bound to crack more than one for a simple meal. You’re free to eat between 3-7 a day but once you decide to eat above five, you should cut down on other rich vitamins A foods like carrots to avoid excess vitamin A in your body.

You can also consume quail eggs whichever way suits your taste. Raw or boiled, scrambled or pouched although some studies suggest its better consumed raw.
And don’t be scared of eating them raw as they don’t contain any harmful bacteria that can trigger sickness due to their body temperature. And maybe, just maybe another reason why you should eat quail eggs.

So here are 15 amazing benefits of quail eggs that everyone has to know. Now is the time to add them to your diets and help improve your health. Are there any other benefits of quail eggs that have been omitted in this post? Do let us know below.

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