Friday, October 10, 2008

Every day a Holiday - World Egg Day

Today is World Egg Day!
Why do we celebrate eggs?
1) Eggs are one of the most versatile foods on the market. Think of all the possibilities - scrambled, poached, boiled, used in confections, fried...
2) Eggs have a high nutrient density (12% of Daily Value for protein + A, B6, B12, folate, iron, phosphorus, and zinc)
3) Egg protein quality is so high that scientists often use eggs as the standard by which the protein quality of other foods is measured.
4) There are no trans-fats in eggs. Eggs are "lean"!
5) Eggs have always been a bargain, nutritionally and economically.
6) Any time of the day is right for eggs (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Supper...)
7) Egg yolk is an excellent source of choline, a nutrient now considered essential for human health.
8) Lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs means lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness affecting people over the age of 65.
9) Eggs can be elegant: A puffy omelet, souffles, crepes, cheesecakes...
10) Research indicates that increased protein and reduced carbohydrate intake stabilize blood sugar between meals, which can lead to reduced between-meal snacking. 11) Eggs are good for growing children to build muscle. And in my own experience, children LOVES eggs.
International Egg Commission (I'm not kidding)
So, this morning, my family will be having eggs to celebrate! You go cook up an egg today too!

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