Everything is better with #eggs!
Eggs are one of the most versatile & nutrient dense foods that can be added to almost any meal for an extra 6g of protein PLUS essential nutrients and minerals like iron, vitamin B12, choline and more.
Eggs are one of the few foods considered to be a complete protein, because they contain all 9 essential amino acids. Amino acids are considered ‘building blocks for the body’ because they help form protein.
In addition to giving you energy, your body uses the protein found in eggs to:
- build and repair body tissues and cells
- build and maintain healthy muscles
- grow strong hair and nails
- help fight infections
- help keep your body fluids in balance
To maintain a healthy, balanced diet, Canada’s Food Guide recommends eating 1-3 servings of Meat and Alternatives every day, depending on age and gender. This includes a variety of protein sources, such as meat, poultry, fish, beans and eggs.
An egg a day is ok!
If you’ve been avoiding eggs because of concerns linking them to dietary cholesterol and coronary heart disease, it’s time to reconsider. The latest research shows that dietary cholesterol, like what’s in eggs, has very little effect on your blood cholesterol levels. Healthy adults can enjoy an egg every day without increasing their risk of heart disease.
According to the American Heart Association, lutein found in egg yolks also protects against the progress of early heart disease.
To learn more about egg nutrition, visit the Egg Farmers of Alberta website.