Food Fact Friday: Eggs

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Are eggs bad for you? High in cholesterol and fat? The truth is, the yolks are the real powerhouse of nutrients in an egg. Its nutrients range from vitamins A, D, E, several B vitamins and choline to minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc and selenium. Additionally, egg yolks are high in protein and carbohydrates, making them an ideal food for energy needs.

However, the good does come with some bad. The yolk contains more than half of the entire egg’s calories as well as all the fats and cholesterol.

I wouldn’t suggest consuming more than 2 eggs a day and although we see more recipes calling for just egg whites, I don’t recommend throwing out the yolk to reduce your calorie intake either! Egg yolks are not bad just like how chocolate is not bad for your health however, everything in moderation won’t hurt your diet.

If you’re really looking to cut the fat and cholesterol but still want a good source of protein, I suggest purchasing carton egg whites. Make sure the ingredient label reads 100% egg whites. They’re versatile and ready to use.

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