Let’s Get Crackin’! All About Eggs

Sunny side up, scrambled, hard boiled… You may know that eggs are a delicious, protein-packed breakfast. But did you know that they’re also packed with a bunch of other health benefits? Keep reading to learn all about them and their egg-celent benefits.

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods we can eat. Just one egg contains 77 calories and six grams of protein. It has high amounts of vitamin A, B vitamins, folate, phosphorus and selenium. Eggs also have good amounts of vitamins D, E and K, as well as calcium. 

Chickens lay one egg about every 26 hours, but if you have a large flock, you could gather a dozen or more each day!

Eggs can boost good cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that helps your body produce new cells, hormones and process nutrients. There is “good” cholesterol, or HDL cholesterol, and “bad” cholesterol, or LDL cholesterol. Our bodies need HDL cholesterol to help prevent LDL cholesterol from clogging our arteries, which can lead to heart disease. Eggs contain the “good” or HDL cholesterol, which keeps the “bad” LDL cholesterol from building up inside of your arteries.

Eggs support your brain function. The egg yolk contains choline, which is similar to B vitamins. Choline helps build brain cells, which assists in memory, mood and other functions. Just one egg contains 27 percent of your daily value of choline! 

Now, let’s get cracking with these recipes! 

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