It’s time to celebrate the incredible egg on National Egg Day! Eggs are often under-appreciated outside of Easter, but they should be celebrated all year as a nutrition powerhouse!
- 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.