Great Health Tip of the Day: National Egg Day

June 3, 2014

It is time to celebrate the incredible egg on National Egg Day! Eggs are often underappreciated outside of Easter, but they should be celebrated all year as a nutrition powerhouse!Eggs

  • Eggs are a great source of lean protein, with 6 grams of protein and only 5 grams of fat (more importantly, only 1.5 grams of saturated fat).
  • Eggs help keep your eyes healthy! They contain lutein and zeaxanthin, important antioxidant nutrients that help reduce your risk of developing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
  • Don’t skip the yolks! Many of the important nutrients, like lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin D, and choline, are found in egg yolks, so enjoy up to one yolk per day.
  • Try eggs in new ways! Scramble an egg in rice or pasta, make a breakfast pizza, or look for a great frittata recipe.