Are Eggs Good for You?
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.
Watch: How to Hard-Boil an Egg
Pump Up Protein
Increase the protein in oatmeal: Bake it with beaten eggs and milk.
Top pastas and grains with runny eggs instead of rich sauces.
Skip cold cuts and add sliced hard-boiled eggs to your next sandwich.
Replace sour cream and cheese on a potato half with a runny egg and veggies. For a fun twist on the egg-topped baked potato, try our easy Egg Baskets.