September 15th, 2011 by Jaclyn
There’s a reason ‘incredible’ is often the adjective used to describe edible eggs. Coming in at only 70 calories per large egg, these gems are packed full of the highest quality of protein of any food. This protein can help build and repair muscle tissue, satisfy appetite longer, and even help with weight management. Eggs are home to a long list of vitamins and minerals including vitamin B 12 that can help with energy levels, and folate, which is an essential vitamin for pregnant women.
Although eggs are nutritional royalty, a debate continues to exist over the cholesterol content in their yolks. Despite 100% of the cholesterol being found in egg yolks, the yellow center is also home to most of the calcium, iron, zinc, choline and vitamins A, D, E, and K. The recommended daily limit on cholesterol is 300mg, and one large egg has about 213mg. Therefore, those concerned with their cholesterol levels may consider just using egg whites, cholesterol free egg substitutes, or limiting other sources of cholesterol throughout the day.
As an affordable and convenient food, you can eggperiment different ways to cook them; hard-boiled, over easy, or scrambled. For other recipes and more nutrition facts, click here.