HEALTHY EGGS | March 1, 2024

Celebrating Nutrition Month with the Egg-cellent Benefits of Eggs!

March marks Nutrition Month, a time to focus in on healthy eating habits, overall wellness, and the role Dietitians play in a healthy lifestyle.

At Egg Farmers of Alberta, we recognize the importance of proper nutrition, and we believe that eggs, a versatile and affordable kitchen staple, play a crucial role in promoting a healthy lifestyle for all ages.

Let’s get egg-ucated on the goodness of eggs and learn why eggs are a smart choice and part of a healthy diet.

Affordability and Stability:
  • Eggs stand out as an affordable, high-quality protein source. Despite the current food inflation we are experiencing across the country, egg prices have remained stable, making them an excellent choice for cost-effective nutrition. You can make a lot out of one carton of eggs, whether it be for baking or cooking.
Equal Nutritional Value:
  • Whether your preference is to purchase white eggs or brown eggs, free-run or enriched, it’s key to note that all eggs have the same nutritional value, regardless of the color of the shell. The only time there is a difference is if you purchase specialty eggs, like Omega-3 or Vitamin-Enriched eggs.
Protein Powerhouse:
  • With 12g of protein in two eggs, eggs are a nutritional nugget suitable for any meal. The versatility of eggs allows for creative cooking, making them a delightful addition to breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even as a snack.
Low Calories:
  • One large egg contains just 70 calories, making it a suitable choice for those on any diet.
Choline for Brain Health:
  • Choline is a crucial nutrient supporting healthy brain development and function. Studies have shown it is important for pregnant women to include eggs as part of their regular diet, as the choline helps your baby’s brain.
Eye Health Boosters:
  • Eggs contribute to maintaining healthy eyes through two key nutrients, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which help reduce the risk of eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
Whole Egg Benefits:
  • Don’t throw away the egg yolk, as it contains half of the protein! Consuming the whole egg ensures you are getting the maximum nutritional benefits.
Low in Fat and Gluten-Free:
  • Eggs are not only low in fat but also gluten-free, making them suitable for various dietary preferences and restrictions.
No Cholesterol Worries:
  • It is safe to include eggs in your diet regularly. It is an old myth that you shouldn’t eat eggs if you have high cholesterol. The cholesterol in eggs is known as dietary cholesterol, which has minimal impact on your blood cholesterol levels.

In conclusion, eggs prove to be an egg-ceptional addition to your diet, offering many health benefits. Explore our recipes page for inspiration, featuring hundreds of delicious and nutritious meals. If you’re mindful of your budget, don’t miss checking out our Affordable Family Meal section!

For the full nutrition list in one marvelous egg, visit our Egg Nutrition page.

Take small steps every day towards a healthier tomorrow during this Nutrition Month!