The Eggceptional Truth About Eggs

There are a variety of eggs out there on the market and it can be a bit confusing as to which eggs to buy. Are eggs high in cholesterol? Are brown eggs better than white? Should I buy cage-free eggs? Is it better to buy omega 3 eggs? Here are the facts.

First, egg nutrients contain protein, fat, vitamin A and choline. Eggs do have cholesterol, but it doesn’t compare to the cholesterol in your blood. According to a study by the AHA (American Heart Association), cholesterol in food is not the culprit.

The major concern is the amount of saturated fat, (which has a much bigger effect on blood cholesterol) from full-fat dairy products and fatty meats which trigger the body to produce cholesterol. The AHA guidelines allow an egg a day for healthy adults while still advising a total daily cholesterol limit of 300 mg.

There is no nutritional difference between brown eggs vs. white eggs. Different breeds of chickens lay different colors. It comes down to your choice of eggs.

It is true that a hen’s diet can affect