Thursday, April 7, 2011

By Ryan Hackman of Rose Acre Farms

Have you heard the recent news on eggs? Well, it is pretty eggciting! Recent updates from the American Heart Association no longer provide a specific recommendation on the number fo egg yolks a person can consume in a week! This only helps reinforce what egg lovers have known for years...eggs are one of nature's most nutritious choices for people of all ages. Rich in over 13 essential nutrients, such as selenium, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and riboflavin, it is no wonder eggs are making their way into more than just our Saturday morning omelet! 

Did you know that egg protein is the gold standard of proteins? That's right, one large egg contains six grams of proteins, making a dozen large eggs one of the best values for protein at current supermarket prices. Not only protein, but all eggs contain important amino acids and other valuable nutrients such a Lutein, which studies have shown may aid in the prevention of macular degeneration. But there's even more exciting news for the younger audience. For those who are expecting, Choline provided from eggs helps aid in fetal brain development, making, and because up to 97% of egg protein is in the form of readily available amino acids, it is the perfect choice for the active teenager or twenty something involved in sports or weight training to help build and maintain lean muscle mass. 

To learn more about what eggs have to offer and how other nutrition tips, visit www.enc-online.org

2 comments:

Leontien said...

Sounding good! think i'm gonna have an egg or two for lunch..

Thanks
Leontien

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Scrambled eggs is what I feed my kids for breakfast many mornings before school. They need that protein to be able to fully utilize their school time....it really helps!