As the New Year starts, many of you have resolved to eat healthier in 2017. Have you considered eggs as part of that change?
Some have been cautious about eating too many eggs, due to cholesterol warnings , but experts now say the cholesterol in foods does not cause the increase of cholesterol in blood that leads to heart disease. The 2015 Dietary Guide
lines Advisory Committee report stated that dietary cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern and did not suggest a limit for daily intake. This continues a trend started by a 2013 American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology report that found no evidence to restrict dietary cholesterol. The American Diabetes Association also no longer recommends avoiding eggs or restricting dietary cholesterol.
With health concerns out of the way, some – including the New York Times Food section – are hailing 2016 as the year of eggs! The NYT article includes tips on egg dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
According to the American Egg Board eggs have 6 grams of high-quality protein, and a protein packed breakfast helps sustain mental and physical energy throughout the day. Eggs don’t contain sugar or carbs either. Eggs are also
excellent sources of choline, which promotes normal cell activity, liver function and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body, and choline is key in the development of infant’s memory function. For more information on the nutritional attributes of eggs, visit the Egg Nutrition Center.
When using eggs in the New Year, make sure you purchase safe eggs, store them in the coldest part of the refrigerator and wash your hands, cooking surfaces and utensils before and after handling eggs. To find more recipes and ideas for egg dishes, visit the Incredible Egg. To keep up to date on egg safety, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.