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Are eggs good or bad for you?


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Eggs from free range chickens and the omega-3 eggs have a better fatty acid profile than those from conventionally raised chickens. You can read more about this in my article Is A Vegetarian Diet Healthier? at http://www.joyfullyfit.com/blog/?p=23#more-23.
Eggs have gotten a bad wrap over the years, mainly due to their cholesterol content. Now, however, it is understood that it is the saturated fat in our diet that is more of the culprit in raising cholesterol levels than the cholesterol in the foods we eat. Eggs are a potent source of several essential vitamins and minerals as well as protein and essential fatty acids; and, at only 80 cals per egg, they have a high nutrient density. Plus, they're so versatile and economical. For optimal nutrition, avoid frying your eggs, instead hard-boil, soft-boil, poach, scramble or include them in omelets. 
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