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Sok Sobi. I enjoy taking pictures of people and places, particular interest in Landscape, People and Travel photography. Pictures and stories that bring Social Awareness and the potential for long term social change or policy are important to me. I use Canon Digital Cameras (EOS 1Ds,1D Mk1,2,4 plus Powershot G11) with a selection of Canon lenses, the 24-105 IS f4L being my favourite at present. I use Lightroom & Photoshop Elements to edit my work. Canon equipment and lenses give me just what I need, reliability and high IQ. I am now living and working in Cambodia, South East Asia, using Phnom Penh as a base to explore the region. I publish stories that are important to me on my blog but always try to give a balanced picture.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

A Egg to keep the Doctor Away.

In UK the old saying,''an Apple a day keeps the Doctor away'', has been adopted here in Cambodia for the children of the PIO school, but using eggs and a daily multivitamin suppliment tablet.

An egg is one of the most nutritious food items in our diet. It is rich in minerals, proteins, and vitamins, all of which are easily absorbed by the body.

Vitamin Content of Eggs: Eggs are rich in vitamin B, especially vitamin b12, vitamin Avitamin Dvitamin E and vitamin K. It should be noted that very few food items that contain vitamin D, egg being one of them.
Protein Content of Eggs: An egg is composed of about 11% proteins. Further it contains all the amino acids necessary for body metabolism. This makes eggs an essential part of the diet of those who wish to increase weight and build muscles. Most of the proteins are concentrated in the white part of the egg, known as albumin (albumen) or egg white.
Egg White and Egg Yolk: There are two essential parts of an egg; the albumen or the white part and the yolk or the yellow part. The yolk is suspended in the albumin and contains about 80% of the calories and almost all fats present in the egg. It contains vitamin A, D, E and K and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus. The egg albumen mostly contains water and proteins.
Health Benefits of Eggs: The nutritional value of eggs makes it good for immunity, strong vision, treatment of macular degeneration, cataract treatment, skin care, nervous system, strong bones, and blood formation. Recent research has also shown that consuming eggs does not lead to increase in serum cholesterol levels.
Eggs are also a good source of essential minerals such as calciumiron,phosphoruszinc and iodine. When it comes to calories, a medium sized egg has about 75-76 kcal.
The teachers at the school tell me they have noticed a significant increase in physical and mental performance since the introduction of this program. 
If anyone considers that they may be able to help continue or expand this program I am sure People Improvement Organization would really love to here from you. They are a good agency and I would recommend them. Remember a small amount goes a long way in Cambodia but a bigger amount goes even further. 

Thanks to Mr. Gary Van Haneghan for his support for the next six months.

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