Many consumers are confused about the health risks and benefits of eggs, so as spring pushes eggs to center stage, it’s time to get your egg facts straight.
It’s true: Eggs are the perfect fare for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (in moderation, and usually when paired with other foods). They’ve been branded as unhealthy in the past, but with all the latest research proving the health benefits of eggs, that bad reputation has flown the coop. Eggs are budget-friendly, protein-packed, and low in calories. In many cultures, eggs are also a powerful symbol for new life, rebirth, and spring — the annual celebratory season of the egg.
Read on to find out how eggs really impact your health, why we dye Easter eggs, the difference between white and brown eggs, and more.
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