Food of the Week: Eggs
Years ago, a lot of people cut down on eggs or eliminated them from their diet completely over cholesterol concerns. Now, however, most health experts agree that eating one egg a day won't hurt your cholesterol.
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Eggs can be especially filling. Some nutritionists say that eating an egg for breakfast may help you eat less throughout the day, which can help you lose weight.
I forget to do this very often, but one way I've gotten more eggs in my diet is to keep boiled eggs on hand. When I'm not up to cooking, they're a quick, easy way to get something filling and nutritious. Before my kids decided they liked eggs, we'd find ways to disguise them. My husband puts them in his amazing fried rice, and he also adds them to pancake batter.
How do you like your eggs? Do you think they're beneficial to you? Do you still avoid eggs because of cholesterol concerns? Leave your comments below!
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