Pink eggs? Eggland’s Best eggs go pink to fight breast cancer
Posted Sep 28 2010 6:10am
During the fall of 2010, Eggland’s Best will display the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s running ribbon logo (along with a pink version of the “EB” stamp) on all their egg varieties. In addition, Eggland’s Best will donate $50,000 to support Komen for the Cure in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
“Susan G. Komen for the Cure is working in local communities to discover and deliver the cures for breast cancer, while providing much needed support and resources” said Katrina McGhee, senior vice president, global business development and partnerships for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “Because of partners like Eggland’s Best, Komen has been able to make a difference in the lives of millions and will continue to do so until there is no longer a need.”
As a regular purchaser of Eggland’s Best – and the daughter of a breast cancer survivor - I’m thrilled to support them in helping to fight breast cancer.
When you like Eggland’s Best on Facebook (and who doesn’t like such great tasting, high quality eggs?) you can get two 50 cent coupons for any variety of Eggland’s Best eggs. (My store doubles the coupons, so I get $1 off each carton when I use them!) Here’s how to get your coupons:
Step 1. Connect Your Facebook Account - Click on the button to connect your account.
Step 2. Become An Eggland's Best Fan by “liking” Eggland's Best.
Step 3. Get Your Coupon - complete your address details. It takes about four weeks to get your coupons to you via snail mail
The offer is valid from 9/22/10 to 10/15/10 or until supplies last. Limit one entry per Facebook account.
Eggland’s Best eggs are a nutritional powerhouse - I love them so much I eat one almost every day! I was interested to find out that Eggland’s Best eggs contain selenium, which is important for cellular protection and works synergistically with vitamin E. It has been said that selenium could be the most potent ally against cancer.
Selenium is an antioxidant (scavenger of free-radicals) and a component of several essential enzymes. Health benefits of selenium are partly explained by its antioxidant effect in that it may delay or prevent the onset of cancer. It also may have anti-aging effects. Selenium is also an important mineral needed for proper thyroid function, and helps to strengthen the overall immune system and cellular health.
Eggland’s Best eggs also contain other good stuff like, methionine, an important amino acid. Studies found that people with high levels of methionine seemed to have almost half the cancer risk of people with low levels. Zeaxanthin is an antioxidant found in Eggland’s Best eggs and is considered to be important to strengthen the body’s protection against cancer. Iodine, in Eggland’s Best eggs, is considered to be one of the key components of nutritional strategy to protect against breast cancer.