Eggs: Setting the Record Straight

Remember when eggs were off limits because of their cholesterol content (one large whole egg contains about 213 grams)? 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. And while one egg contains 4.5 grams of fat, half of that fat is unsaturated.

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