Five Surprising Good-for-you Foods

You should feel good about eating these―the latest research shows they deserve a prominent place in a healthy diet.

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Food: Eggs

Food: Eggs

Misconception: Eggs are high in dietary cholesterol, so they don't belong in my diet.

Why They're Good for You: Eggs are one of the riches food sources of choline, a nutrient critical to brain function. They contain lutein and zeazanthin, antioxidants that may keep eyes healthy and ward off the leading cause of blindness, macular degeneration. As a whole nutritional package, eggs are hard to beat: They're inexpensive, contain the highest-quality protein on the planet, and are loaded with small amounts of vital nutrients, including folate, riboflavin, selenium, B12, and choline. At 75 calories apiece, eggs are also a nutrient-dense food that makes a smart and low-calorie contribution to any menu.

Recipes:
Caramelized Onion, Canadian Bacon, and Egg Sandwiches
Poached Eggs with White Corn Polenta

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