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5 facts about eggs you may not have known!

Most of us love eggs and they are a staple in our homes. After reading this list you may just have a few new reasons to love eggs.

  1. One egg has just 70 calories. That’s fewer calories than a slice of bread. Two eggs or one Canada’s Food Guide serving provides just 7% of your “calorie budget” based on a typical 2000 calorie day.
  2. Eggs are Mother Nature’s multi-vitamin. With 14 key nutrients, eating an egg is what you call getting a big bang for your, “calorie buck”. There’s a lot of goodness packed into an egg.
  3. Half of the egg protein is in the yolk. Yes, the yolk! So enjoy the entire egg to get all that hunger-curbing protein.
  4. Most of the vitamins and minerals are in the yolk. Don’t short change yourself on all those nutrients, enjoy the entire egg. Worried about fat? There are just 5 grams per egg or about what you’d find in a glass of 2% milk. Curious about cholesterol and heart health? Read on.
  5. Healthy adults can eat 7 eggs a week without increasing their risk for heart disease. In a study that followed more than 100,000 men and women for 14 years (1) , and in another study that followed 9,500 men and women for 20 years (2), eating 7 eggs per week did not increase the risk of stroke or heart disease in healthy adults.
    1. Hu FB, et al. A prospective study of egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease in men and women. JAMA 1999;281:1387-1394.
    2. Qureshi Al, et al. Regular egg consumption does not increase the risk of stroke and cardiovascular diseases. Med Sci Monit 2007;13(1):CR1

 

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