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Good Fats and Good Nutrition in Eggs

Did you know that eggs can help you meet the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans and be part of a healthful diet that may help you maintain a healthy weight?

The Dietary Guidelines recommend choosing nutrient dense foods to meet your nutrient needs, while balancing calories. Here are their nutrition tips:

  • Eat a variety of nutritious foods from all the food groups
  • Eat less of nutrient-poor foods
  • Limit the amount of fat you consume to no more than 25-30% of your total calories in a given day. For good health, the majority of that fat should be monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
  • Consume less than 1500 mg of sodium/day

It’s important to recognize that fat delivers nutrition and you don’t need (or want) to avoid fat.

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Egg Nutrition

Eggs are all natural and packed with egg nutrition—including 13 essential vitamins and minerals–all for only 70 calories!  One large egg has 6 grams of protein and 4.5 grams of fat–that’s only 7% of your Daily Value for fat, and its breakdown is 1.5 grams saturated and 2 grams monounsaturated fatty acids.

Eggs are healthy…and economical!

The American Heart Association includes eggs on its list of healthy foods for under $1, making eggs an inexpensive and delicious way to get much needed nutrients.

Eggs are extremely versatile!  Whether eaten alone, added to meals or included as an ingredient in a recipe, eggs are a great way to add nutrients, flavor and satisfaction to your diet.  Experiment with eggs on your plate in these great ways:

Safe from Salmonella

No matter what style you choose—sunny-side up, over-easy, scrambled, poached, boiled—or raw in a smoothie—Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs are safe from Salmonella. You can’t say that for ordinary raw eggs.

Making a food-safe choice with the eggs you use is just one more way to promote your health.