Good Eggs: Nutrition and Health
Our Nellie’s Free Range eggs taste so crazy good, you might forget they’re super nutritious, too. Let us refresh your memory.
Our eggs are packed with 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, “good” fats and antioxidants, and all for a mere 72 calories apiece.
But before we tell you the myriad of ways eggs are good for you below – are you worried about cholesterol in eggs? If so, click here!
Here are a few reasons why eggs are already “Nature’s perfect food:”
- Protein-packed. One large egg delivers a full 6 grams of ultra-high-quality, satisfying protein. That’s key for building and repairing muscles, producing hormones, and strengthening hair and nails. And, maybe, washboard abs (kidding).
- Eye-opening amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidant nutrients, found in yolks, are linked with lower risk of age-related Macular Degeneration. (Don’t blink, but AMD is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50.)
- Copious choline. Eggs are one of nature’s best ways to get this key nutrient, needed for healthy cell membranes and nerve functioning, as well as memory and brain development (especially important for moms-to-be, to support a baby’s growing brain). Don’t you feel smarter just reading that sentence?
- More satisfaction, fewer calories. The win-win combination of protein and healthy fats in eggs makes them extra satisfying. That’s why you’re not as hungry at lunchtime when you’ve had an egg for breakfast.
- Hearty doses of “good” fats. About two-thirds of the fats in eggs are the unsaturated types experts recommend to keep our hearts healthy. There is 70 mg of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in a single large egg. There is a little saturated fat too—the type that’s linked to higher blood cholesterol levels. But take heart: Eggs also contain nutrients that help lower heart disease risk, such as B vitamins, vitamin D, and folate.
Take a peep – er, peek – at our label!
Lutein & Zeaxanthin