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An Egg a day keeps the doctor away

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Today at lunch I thoroughly enjoyed my hard boiled egg....with fresh ground pepper and a dash of sea salt. Eggs have become my new 'go to' food at lunch.

As a pescetarian (vegetarian who also eats fish) I want to make sure I am getting enough protein.

For a long time eggs had a bad reputation but times have changed.
Check out: Eggs Regain Reputation

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If you are as egg-cited as me about eggs don't forget World Egg Day 2017 on October 11.

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A dozen reasons to celebrate:
1) Eggs are one of the most versatile foods on the market. What other ingredient can cause a souffle to rise and a custard to thicken? What else can be scrambled, fried, poached, and baked - with equally delicious results? Eggs are just as handy when separated. Egg whites make delicate meringues and elegant angel food cakes, while egg yolks enrich sauces, cakes, and pie fillings.

2) Eggs have a high nutrient density because, in proportion to their calorie count.

3) Speaking of protein, egg protein quality is so high that scientists often use eggs as the standard by which the protein quality of other foods is measured.

4) Did you say "lean"? As for the fat found in eggs, two-thirds of it is the healthy unsaturated kind.

5) Eggs have always been a bargain, nutritionally and economically. Studies have found that eggs are one of the best protein buys.

6) Any time of the day is right for eggs.

7) Egg yolk is an excellent source of choline, a nutrient now considered essential for human health.

8) Lutein and zeaxanthin are two newly-recognized nutrients that have put eggs in the "functional foods" category. A functional food is one that provides health benefits beyond its basic nutrient content.

9) On weekends, when time is not an issue, eggs can be elegant.

10) For those interested in weight loss, research indicates that increased protein and reduced carbohydrate intake stabilize blood sugar been meals, which can lead to reduced between-meal snacking.

11) Children like eggs, too!

12) Convinced yet? Why not try out new egg ideas with your family?

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 7/10/2013 3:47PM

  I enjoy organic eggs just about everyday. They are filling and taste so good.

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CTUPTON 6/19/2013 11:26AM

    Yolks don't agree with me, but whites are OK.


A friend said an egg is the only thing that keeps her full till lunch time.


thanks for the great info! chris

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NANCYPAT1 6/19/2013 12:52AM

    I LOVE eggs and always keep some hard boiled eggs in the fridge for a quick breakfast or lunch - easy to grab and healthy.

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ROCKYCPA 6/18/2013 10:23PM

    Eggs are really good - I have them at least 3 times a week!

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DONNABRIGHT 6/18/2013 9:26PM

    I used to enjoy eggs but have to be careful as I developed an allergy to them if my old age. I don't understand it but the doctor keeps telling me the blood tests don't lie! So glad you get to enjoy them so have one for me tomorrow.

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MERRYMARY42 6/18/2013 8:54PM

    I love eggs, but try to watch my cholesterol intake, usually over my 250, but still eat them a few times a week. Very Interesting, Thanks

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JERZRN 6/18/2013 7:24PM

    I had a hard boiled egg for breakfast. I love eggs!

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