The egg's bad rap is history. Here's why eggs can be part of a healthy diet.
Holley Grainger, MS, RD
March 09, 2015
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An Egg a Day
For years eggs were out. High in dietary cholesterol, they were the poster child for heart disease. But that reputation wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Research now shows that dietary cholesterol doesn't contribute to blood cholesterol (the stuff that clogs arteries) as much as once thought. And the egg is a nutritional superstar: At only 70 calories, just one serves up 6 grams of quality protein and 13 essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. For healthy people, an egg a day is A-OK!
Read on for tips on how to incorporate eggs into healthy meals.