Words by: Tom Piper
For many years, eggs were considered a cholesterol-packed villain in the story of you versus heart disease, and many people erroneously limited – or altogether avoided – eggs as a part of their regular heart healthy diet.
Now a report from a panel of U.S. nutrition and medical experts is debunking that myth for good. Dietary Guidelines for Americanstext in italic, a federal publication that has far-reaching impact on our food choices, announced “cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” Meaning, eggs can shake off the bad reputation and be recognized as a nutritious and convenient part of your healthy, well-balanced diet.
And there’s more! According to CNN, the report also identifies under-consumed “shortfall nutrients,” including vitamins A, D, and E, as well as folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. You can find all of these nutrients and a slew of others in – you guessed it – EGGS! To read the complete article from CNN, click here: “Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says”
So go ahead. Crack in to our eggs for breakfast, for dinner, or anytime. They’re good for you!
To read more about the nutritional benefits of eggs for you and your family, click here