Thursday, February 10, 2011

Eggs they really are good for you!

A fried egg, sunny side up.Image via WikipediaFor years the mainstream media would have us believe that eggs were something to be avoided. I mean they are high in cholesterol right? On the contrary eggs are one of the healthier things you can eat for breakfast according to a Harvard School of Public Health study. The study found there is no link between "moderate egg consumption and heart disease". In fact regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke and heart attacks. So unless you have an egg allergy if you have any "egg beaters" or other fake or substitute eggs throw them out! The substitute is probably worse for you than the real thing. In fact eggs are chok full of choline , 251 milligrams half the daily recommended value for women, a B vitamin that is very much needed for brain and heart health. It is also vital in the development of babies in the womb, it affects their brain and memory function. Eggs are full of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12.  They are only about 70 calories per egg and have all nine essential amino acids. They contain the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which are vital for eye health.
Shell color makes no difference, the shell color is affected by the hen. My personal favorites are green eggs which I buy up the street. Of course to get the most bang for your buck buy the organic, pasture raised or certified humane eggs!

Source: Natural Health magazine March 2011Enhanced by Zemanta

1 comment:

  1. Eggs are considered a "super food" by the Weston A. Price foundation! And I totally agree! They are a great and easy way to get protein and nutrients. Tasty, too! I wish I could find a local place to get fresh eggs. Are you aware of anywhere?



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