On Halloween, we celebrate all things spooky— but eggs aren’t to be feared! Don’t believe myths you might hear. Here are 10 reasons why eggs are not scary:
1 – Eggs can easily transform into a variety of healthy dishes. Scrambled, baked, sunny-side-up or hard-boiled? We love how incredibly versatile – and delicious – eggs are!
2 – Eggs are unbelievably affordable. At less than 15 cents each, a large egg is cost-effective and one of the least expensive sources of high-quality protein.
3 – There’s so much protein hidden beneath the shell. Protein is the basic building block for life. Eggs are a good source of high-quality protein, with six grams of protein per large egg.
4 – They won’t weigh you down. Foods that are high in protein help manage hunger and keep you fuller for longer. Choosing nutrient-dense foods, like eggs, fill you up but won’t fill you out!
5 – Eggs are brain food. Beginning in fetal development, Choline is critical to good health. It is important for pregnant women, babies and toddlers because it is associated with reduced risk of birth defects and can help support overall cognitive development.
6 – They’ll brighten your day. Eggs are recommended as a source of vitamin D, which is a nutrient of public health concern because it is under-consumed by all Americans.
7 – Eggs make skeletons happy. Eggs provide critical nutrients like riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B12, biotin (B7), pantothenic acid (B5), iodine and selenium, which are valuable for supporting muscle and bone health, brain development and more.
8 – Eggs won’t break your heart. The vast majority of studies provide a strong body of evidence that eating eggs is not associated with cardiovascular disease and can be part of heart-healthy dietary patterns.
9 – No need to keep eggs away from babies. Eggs provide eight essential nutrients that help build a healthy foundation for life and are recommended by nutritionists as an important first food.
10 – Egg allergies are not to be feared. The latest research on food allergy prevention recommends introducing eggs when your baby is 4-6 months old to help reduce the chances of developing an egg allergy.
Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse that contribute to health and wellbeing at every age and life stage. To learn more about egg nutrition, visit our Egg Nutrition Center or our friends at The Incredible Egg.