A good egg

Remember the great egg controversy?  When America became cholesterol-obsessed, egg sales plummeted across the nation.

What is the truth about eggs?

One egg contains 6 grams of protein, and also contains Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Magnesium.  One egg contains 78 calories, so overall it is a low calorie food.

A large egg contains 185 mg of cholesterol.  The American Heart Association recommends a limit of 300 mg a day of cholesterol.  Many Americans worry about their cholesterol intake.

However, we actually need cholesterol in our diet!  Cholesterol is one of the most important nutrients in the body. It is in every cell membrane, and is required for production of many hormones.  It is very important especially for children for their growth.


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