Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Truth About Eggs and Cholesterol

Remember when eggs were off limits because of their cholesterol content (one large whole egg contains about 213 grams)?

Eggs are a versatile way to make good nutrition easy. Well, not only are eggs back -- with studies finding that even two eggs a day have no effect on cholesterol -- but certain eggs are actually beneficial.

That's because some farmers have begun producing so-called "designer" eggs, extra high in omega-3 fatty acids. They do this by adding flaxseed to chicken feed. The label will clearly indicate this with wording like "omega-3 enriched" or "high in omega-3 fatty acids." You can find these eggs in most groceries. Eggs are an ideal source of protein that is low in calories. And while one egg contains 4.5 grams of fat, half of that fat is unsaturated.

Eggs are a versatile food that is easy to make. They can be eaten alone or used to complement an impromptu meal. Invest in an egg slicer to chop up a hard-boiled egg to dress up salads, appetizers, and snacks

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