Good Eggs: Nutrition and Health
Our Nellie’s Cage-Free eggs taste so crazy good, you might forget they’re super nutritious, too. Let us refresh your memory.
Not to brag, but our eggs are packed with 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, “good” fats and antioxidants, and all for a mere 72 calories apiece. That ain’t chicken feed!
And we made a good thing even better by giving our hens a healthy amount of flaxseed in their feed. That makes their eggs extra-rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids—a full 200 mg in a single large egg. Nothing fishy about that!
Here are a few reasons why eggs are already “Nature’s perfect food:”
- Protein-packed. One large egg delivers a full 6 grams of ultra-high-quality, satisfying protein. That’s key for building and repairing muscles, producing hormones, and strengthening hair and nails. And, maybe, washboard abs (kidding).
- Eye-opening amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidant nutrients, found in yolks, are linked with lower risk of age-related Macular Degeneration. (Don’t blink, but AMD is the leading cause of blindness in people over 50.)
- Copious choline. Eggs are one of nature’s best ways to get this key nutrient, needed for healthy cell membranes and nerve functioning, as well as memory and brain development (especially important for moms-to-be, to support a baby’s growing brain). Don’t you feel smarter just reading that sentence?
- More satisfaction, fewer calories. The win-win combination of protein and healthy fats in eggs makes them extra satisfying. That’s why you’re not as hungry at lunchtime when you’ve had an egg for breakfast.
- Hearty doses of “good” fats. About two-thirds of the fats in eggs are the unsaturated types experts recommend to keep our hearts healthy. There is a little saturated fat—the type that’s linked to higher blood cholesterol levels. But take heart: Eggs also contain nutrients that help lower heart disease risk, such as B vitamins, vitamin D, and folate.
- Lower impact on cholesterol. Eggs have a fair amount of cholesterol. But for most people, the cholesterol we eat has little impact on heart disease risk. Today, nutrition experts note that most people can enjoy an egg a day without worry. (Of course, people with heart health concerns should follow their doctor’s advice about eating eggs.)
Take a peep – er, peek – at our label!
Lutein & Zeaxanthin