In observation of Easter today, many households will have baskets of colorful hard-boiled eggs on display. When the egg-eating begins, egg-lovers will receive some very important nutrients. For only 70 calories, one egg provides six grams of appetite-suppressing high-quality protein and 13 vitamins and minerals!
Notable nutrients in eggs include immune-enhancing Vitamin A, bone-building Vitamin D and anemia-fighting iron. Expecting mothers – take note! Eggs contain an abundance of choline. Research shows choline enhances a baby’s brain development and improves memory after birth. New studies indicate choline may even help prevent age-related memory loss.
All these nutrition benefits mean eggs have gone from a dietitian’s “avoid” list to the “recommended” list! For food safety concerns, hard-boiled eggs should be eaten within one week. Take advantage of eggs’ versatility – find a recipe or two to try, then keep a few more available for healthy fast food at home or on-the-go.