Eggs Nutritional Information
Many people are afraid to eat eggs, which began when all that information came out years ago about how eggs are too high in dietary cholesterol. This scared a lot of people into thinking that eggs are unhealthy, which they are not. In fact, eggs contain lots of nutrients, such as (lots of!) protein and vitamins (especially vitamin D), as well as helps the body to absorb calcium.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, eggs are now lower in cholesterol than before. The average amount of cholesterol found in one large egg is now equal to 185 mg, which is a 14% decrease when compared to previous calculations. The reason for this decrease? It is believed that the use of higher-quality chicken feed, which provides chickens with better overall nutrition, is now more commonly used. The recommended daily amount of cholesterol is 300 mg, so be aware that if you eat one egg, you are consuming more than half of the recommended daily amount. If you’re worried about too much cholesterol in your diet, simply counteract this by eating foods that are lower in cholesterol for that particular day. Also, you may want to only eat eggs 2 or 3 times a week, which is completely dependent on your particular dietary needs.
Eggs are Healthy!
Eggs are one of the most natural foods to eat, and I eat them quite often. Eggs aren’t processed or contain any preservatives or additives – it’s just a simple, beautiful egg! Since eggs are healthy when eaten in moderation, be sure to eat them in a variety of ways, such as scrambled, poached, and soft boiled. We would love to hear your favorite egg recipe, so be sure to share! One of my all-time favorite egg recipes is Eggs Benedict, with either ham or asparagus. Delicious!