Once shunned by dietitians and cardiologists for their high cholesterol content, research now shows that the egg has some pretty incredible benefits ranging from boosting weight loss efforts to protecting your vision.

In addition to providing an inexpensive source of high-quality protein, eggs are also an excellent source of the antioxidant mineral selenium and the best source of vision-protecting nutrient lutein.

While the yolk contains about two-thirds of the total suggested daily maximum intake of cholesterol, research shows cholesterol in foods has little impact on cholesterol in your blood.

HEALING TIP: When choosing eggs be sure to get opt for pastured organic eggs from chickens that consume their natural diet for maximum health benefit. Learn how to buy the healthiest eggs here.

Selecting and Storing Eggs

Inspect eggs carefully before purchasing-look for cracks, breaks, or excessive dirt. Store eggs in their original carton in the coldest part of the refrigerator. Fresh eggs will keep for four to five weeks and hard-cooked eggs can be refrigerated for up to one week.

Preferences: No Fish, No Red Meat, No Pork, No Shellfish, No Gluten, No Nuts, No Seeds, No Soy, No Poultry, No Dairy, No Corn, No Yeast, No Peanuts, No Molds, No Tubers, No Citrus, No Nightshade, No Legumes, No Grains,

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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