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Do you know how much fat is in an egg?

Eggs are highly nutritious offering 14 essential nutrients including an excellent source of hunger-curbing protein and a moderate amount of fat. The fat in an egg is found in the yolk. There are 5 grams of fat, not a lot, a bit more than a teaspoon. That’s about the same amount of fat you’d find in other nutritious choices like a cup of lower fat 2% milk. How much fat can you eat in a day? Women should aim for 45-75 grams of fat a day and men 60-105 grams of fat a day.  Eggs can easily fit into your fat “budget” for the day. Wondering where most of the fat in the Canadian diet comes from? Fast foods and sweetened baked goods account for a whopping one-quarter of the fat in our diet. What type of fat is in an egg? Eggs are low in saturated fat and mostly contain the healthier-for-you monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.  Because eggs are a whole food (not processed), there are no artificial (“man-made”) trans fats, the ones that lead to poor health. Did you know? The fat in eggs actually helps us to better absorb some of the vitamins found in eggs. Vitamins A, D, and E are “fat soluble”. I’m thinking Mother Nature had her reasons for putting some fat into those eggs! Did any of this surprise you? I’d love to hear about it.

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