Are Eggs Good For You?
Eggs Are A Nutritional Powerhouse Perfect For A Healthy Diet.
We love eggs and integrate them into many different meals: fried eggs in the morning, egg salad at lunch, and eggs that bind meatloaf together for dinner. Any way you look at it, eggs are a critical ingredient in our cooking and a necessary element in our nutrition. Here’s a nutritional breakdown of the benefits eggs:
- Vitamin-Rich: Eggs are high in vitamins A, B5, B12, and B2, ranging from 5-15% of the recommended daily amount. These diverse and necessary vitamins provide a full range of benefits, like helping our vision, fueling cell division, and fostering healthy levels of hormones in the adrenal glands.
- High In Minerals: Eggs are high in phosphorus and selenium. Phosphorus helps to build strong bones, while selenium is a trace mineral that protects the body from infection and free radicals, among other essential benefits.
Not All Eggs Are The Same.
While all eggs provide critical nutrients, not all eggs are created equal. Pastured eggs are packed with additional nutrients from hens who forage on high-quality pasture, full of grubs and grasses that diversify their diet and improve their nutritional quality. Pastured eggs are higher in Omega 3s, Vitamin A and D, according to a 2007 study published by our friends at Mother Earth News. Not only are the eggs healthier, but the quality of life for hens allowed to pasture at will is vastly better than those confined to chicken houses and cages. At Sunrise Farms, we’re proud to provide a better way of life for our hens, and they provide fantastic tasting and more nutritious eggs in return.
What About Cholesterol?
For decades, scientists and medical professionals were concerned that the high cholesterol levels in eggs could elevate cholesterol levels in humans. Fortunately, recent studies have shown that while egg yolks are high in cholesterol, they do not significantly increase cholesterol levels in humans. Plus, their additional nutritional benefits make eggs an important element of a heart-healthy diet. Contact us to learn more!