Wake Up! Whole Eggs Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

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Wholesome Whole Eggs

Still ordering an egg white omelette? Well listen up! In years past we were led to believe that the dietary cholesterol in egg yolks would raise our blood cholesterol, leading to heart disease. But more than 40 years of research has shown that healthy adults can enjoy eggs without significantly impacting their risk – a Harvard study found no significant different between those who had one egg per week and those who had one egg per day. In fact, eggs contain nutrients that may help lower our risk of heart disease and the majority of an egg’s nutrients is found in the yolk [1].

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Egg-cellent Nutrition

This nutrient dense food contains six grams of high quality protein, all nine essential amino acids, choline, selenium, vitamin B12, vitamin D, phosphorus, riboflavin and folate. Choline helps to promote normal cell activity, aids liver functions and helps transport nutrients throughout the body. Choline is also very important in developing infant’s memory functions. Eggs make for a delicious and healthy breakfast because they only come with one ingredient, whereas most cereal or bar options have long ingredient lists with many preservatives. Even better, eggs are gluten-free; making them an ideal option for the entire family! [2]. Eggs also have zero carbohydrates and no sugar, keeping breakfast healthy and keeping you bloat free! [3]. Eggs can absolutely be part of a healthy diet! For more information on eggs, their nutrition and recipes visit the Incredible Egg and American Egg Board.

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Endless Recipes

Eggs make for a nutritious breakfast, lunch or dinner. They’re great before or after a workout. They are filled with protein and nutrients and the recipe possibilities are endless! We’ve decided to include some of our favorite ways to eat eggs below!

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Nordic Eggs Benedict

Baked Freekeh and Sunny Side Up Eggs

Poached Eggs and Collard Greens

 

[1] American Egg Board. (2017). Cracking the Cholesterol Myth. Retrieved from Incredible Egg: 
https://www.incredibleegg.org/egg-nutrition/cracking-the-cholesterol-myth/
[2] American Egg Board. (2017). Egg Nutrition. Retrieved from Incredible Egg: 
https://www.incredibleegg.org/egg-nutrition/delicious-nutritious-egg
[3] American Egg Board. (2017). Egg Facts. Retrieved from Incredible Egg: 
https://www.incredibleegg.org/egg-nutrition/egg-facts/

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