The Truth About Eggs!

Eggs can be a healthy party of your diet. Eggs are a great source of protein and many other essential vitamins and minerals. If you have been avoiding eggs yourself or avoid serving them to your family you may want to reconsider that choice.

A large Grade A egg has only about 70 calories and provides you with 6g of high quality protein. In addition, it provides us with iron, Vitamins A, D, E and B12, and a variety of other minerals. Canada’s Food Guide suggest that 2 eggs = 1 serving from the Meat and Alternatives food group.

While egg yolks are a source of cholesterol, studies show that for a healthy individual “1 egg a day is ok”. If you have some heart health issues such as elevated blood pressure and/or cholesterol and a past history of stroke or heart attack you can still enjoy eggs as a part of a healthy diet. If you would like to watch your cholesterol intake you can choose to remove the egg yolks and enjoy the whites.

I hope you serve up something “Egg-tra” special this weekend!

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Information retrieved from: http://www.eggs.ca/

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

 

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