Superfood Tip: One whole egg a day keeps the doctor away
February 7, 2014
Recommendations about consuming eggs have evolved over the past few years resulting in some confusion. The American Heart Association has revised its recommendation of whole egg consumption to one a day to prevent negative impact on cholesterol.
As a whole food, eggs are an inexpensive and low calorie source of nutrients such as folate, riboflavin, selenium, choline and vitamins B-12 and A. Eggs are also one of the few food sources of vitamins K and D (our body can make these). Furthermore, eggs are a source of high quality protein!
Because of how our body processes nutrients, this is not a free pass to have a seven-egg omelette once a week. To maximize the egg’s superfood potential have a boiled egg with toast in the morning or over a salad once a day.
Lindsey Hester, RD
Registered Dietitian at The Memorial Hospital-Craig