POSITIVES ABOUT EGGS
Not only are eggs super tasty and versatile, they are one of the world's most nutritious foods and contains the highest quality protein found in any foods. The benefits of this egg-ceptional superfood are endless so try a delicious Field Farm egg today and see the benefits for yourself!
Eating eggs during pregnancy...
If you are an expectant mother, you need to know that fresh raw eggs carry food safety risks. Raw eggs or undercooked eggs are the most common source of illness. Because of this, it is recommended to ensure that eggs are cooked thoroughly. If cooked thoroughly, the nutrient-packed powerhouse contributes to a healthy baby and a healthy you. Care should be taken during pregnancy to avoid processed food that may contain uncooked eggs. For example, mayonnaise.
Egg yolks are packed with zinc (to lower your risk for preterm birth and help your baby build DNA) and vitamin B12. Eggs are also one of the best sources of choline, a key nutrient for fetal brain and nervous cell development, in fact, recent research found that choline consumption during pregnancy can also reduce your child’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life.
So give the egg a break and start thinking of them as an inexpensive pregnancy superfood great for both baby and you!
EGGS & Cholesterol
Many people shield away from eggs for fear of dietary cholesterol. However, more than 40 years of research have shown that healthy adults can enjoy eggs without significantly impacting their risk of heart disease.
As research has developed we now know that much of the excess cholesterol in our bodies is actually produced by eating too much saturated fat rather than eating too much cholesterol. The real cholesterol criminals are foods like full fat dairy products and fatty cuts of meat.
The cholesterol in eggs (and nearly all the calories) is in the yolk so focus on the whites in your cooking. Eggs are a highly nutritious food that contribute to a healthy, well balanced diet. They are a natural source of at least 11 different vitamins and minerals as well as high quality protein and omega-3 fats.
Vitamins & Minerals
Eggs carry lots of vitamins and minerals; here's what their benefits are:
- Vitamin A - strengthens immunity, helps vision, keeps skin healthy
- Vitamin D - keeps teeth and bones healthy
- Vitamin B2 - keeps skin, eyes and the nervous system healthy
- Vitamin B12 - works with folic acid to make healthy red blood cells
- Folate - works with B12 to form healthy red blood cells
- Biotin - promotes healthy skin, hair and nails and helps boost your metabolism
- Pantothenic acid - helps release energy from the food we eat
- Choline - an essential nutrient for brain health
- Phosphorus - promotes healthy bone formation and improves digestion
- Iodine - essential for normal growth and development
- Selenium - helps protect against heart disease and boosts the strength of the immune system