If you have not kept your New Year’s resolution to take better care of your health, no need to worry. Spring is a time for new beginnings; and with spring comes the Easter season -and……..eggs! Here is an opportunity to renew your resolution for a better health with none other than the egg. For so many years, the question has been whether or not eggs are good for a person’s health.
In years past eggs have gotten a bad rap because of their high levels of dietary cholesterol. For so many years, the question has been whether eggs are good for a person’s health or not. Anyone can search the internet and get a variety of answers concerning health benefits of eggs. Some research shows that dietary cholesterol coming from foods, including eggs, has less effect on blood cholesterol compared with saturated and trans fats coming from foods. Yet, this does not mean one should go crazy with eggs. Research continues and the 2015-2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines state that people should eat as little dietary cholesterol as possible.
Health benefits of eggs
- Are a low cost food rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals.
- Contain lutein and zeaxanthin, bioactive compounds contributing to eye health.
- Are a good source of choline, important for the brain and nervous system.
- May help promote weight management.
- When adequate protein is eaten early in the day, a person may feel satiated for longer and consume less calories as the day goes on.
Whether selecting chicken eggs, quail eggs, or even duck eggs, there is no question that we can incorporate eggs into our healthy eating pattern. Hard cooked, scrambled, poached, or baked are healthy ways to prepare eggs. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to continue, or renew your health resolution this spring. Happy egg season!