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Eggs, Chicken

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About This Food

Description

Once shunned by dietitians and cardiologists for their high cholesterol content, research now shows that the egg has some pretty incredible benefits ranging from bossting 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.

When choosing eggs opt for pastured eggs from chickens foraging to boost your intake of vitamins A and E as well as omega-3 fatty acids.

Selecting & Storing

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.

Special diets
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Selenium
Good Source of
  • Protein
  • Riboflavin
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 Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 hard boiledegg

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Calories: 78

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 17 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
5.3 g
Saturated Fat
1.63 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.04 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.71 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
23 g
ALA
18 mg
EPA
3 mg,
DHA
19 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
212 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.56 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.56 g
Sugars
0.56 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
6.29 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
293 IU
6%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.52 IU
2%
Vitamin B6
0.06 mg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.56 mcg
9%
Vitamin K
0.15 mg
0%
Folate
22 mcg
6%
Niacin
0.03 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.26 mg
15%
Thiamin
0.03 mg
2%
Choline
112.65 mg
20%
Minerals
Calcium
25 mg
2%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.59 mg
3%
Magnesium
5 mg
1%
Manganese
0.01 mg
0%
Phosphorous
86 mg
9%
Potassium
63 mg
2%
Selenium
15.4 mcg
22%
Sodium
62 mg
3%
Zinc
0.53 mg
4%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
5.5 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
5 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
176.5 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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