Saturday, February 8, 2014

Have an Egg

Published research is always a little behind the current date so this information is from 2012.  If you are still worried about eating eggs, you shouldn't be. Some years back eggs were labeled as bad for you foods but is old information.  This research from 2012 shows that eggs are lower in cholesterol than ever, down 14% in these studies compared to previous studies. One large egg had 185 mg cholesterol allowing an egg a day to fit nicely into ones daily cholesterol consumption.  And eggs are one of the few foods that are naturally high in vitamin D. The 2012 published studies showed an increase of 64% in the amount of vitamin D in a large egg since the previous study done in 2002. Vitamin D is very important to the body playing an important role in calcium absorption as well as many other things. As one who continually battles against a low vitamin D level I can tell you that lack of vitamin D contributes to pain as well as other problems. One large egg has 6 grams of protein which did not change from 2002 to 2012. And for those of you who count carbs, the carbs in one large egg is 0!   So go ahead and eat that egg.

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