Thursday, September 15, 2011

Egg-cellent news!

Its time to set the record straight.
Eggs have had a bad reputation for way too long.

Back at the beginning of the year the U.S. Department of Agriculture re-evaluated the eggs nutritional value and there was some great news!!

Here are some of the reason you should add an egg or two to your diet.

> There is 14% less cholesterol than eggs used to have, about 185-195mg...
eggs effects on blood cholesterol aren't fully understood, talk to your doctor about eggs if you are going to add them into your diet 
you can eat an egg a day without increasing your risk of heart disease
> A source of Vitamin D... the sunshine vitamin.. One egg contains 41 IU, currently it is recommended that people get 500-1000IU of vitamin D a day.  (read more about the miracle vitamin here

> 70 Calories.... that means they are relatively low on calories.. but as part of a good breakfast they provide you with energy and the protein keeps you feel full.

>6 grams of protein.... you need about 1gram of protein per kg of body every day.  An egg a day can help make a dent in that nutritional need.
> Not only is an egg a good source of protein its a Complete protein-- if you eat the whole egg (white and yolk) it contains the EXACT amino acids (protein building-blocks) in the exact proportions that your body needs

>other vitamins and minerals
Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Folate, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Choline,
and many more

(about the protein and choline)

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