An Egg-Cellent Idea!
Eggs are simply amazing. An inexpensive protein source packed with a lot of vitamins and minerals. AND, check out this great (and super fun) tip on separating eggs courtesy of my niece, Olivia!
A single large boiled egg contains:
- Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA.
- Folate: 5% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 9% of the RDA.
- Selenium: 22% of the RDA.
- Eggs also contain decent amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc.
Eggs also have a great amount of choline, a B vitamin known to help with memory. Choline is used to build cell membranes and has a
role in producing signalling molecules in the brain, along with various other functions. Surveys have shown that 90% of people in the US are getting
less than the recommended amount of choline.
Eggs ARE high in cholesterol but they do not negatively impact blood cholesterol – the liver actually produces large amounts of cholesterol
every single day. When we eat more eggs, the liver just produces less cholesterol instead, so it evens out. However, if you have familial (genetic)
high cholesterol, you may want to limit eggs to 1 (yolk) or less daily.
Eggs help increase HDL. HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein. It is often known as the “good” cholesterol. People who have higher
levels of HDL usually have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and various health problems.
So eat your eggs!
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