It was a few decades ago we were told consuming too many eggs would raise our cholesterol and result in cardiovascular disease. Today almost all the science shows egg consumption is not associated with cardiovascular heart disease. Harvard University looked at 30 years of data in a study and found eggs are not associated with cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association also say eggs can be part of a heart healthy diet!

In addition recently the Dietary Guideline for Americans Advisory Committee issued recommendations for children from birth to 24 months old recommending eggs as an important first food for infants and toddlers. It has also been found that if babies first food is eggs it reduces the risk of egg allergy issues later in life. However, the largest benefit of young children consuming eggs it that eggs are very high in the nutrient choline which critical for fetal brain development.

In addition to being very high in choline eggs also provide protein, riboflavin, vitamin 12, biotin, pantothenic acid, iodine and selenium! Plus, eggs are a source of vitamin D that is a public health concern because many Americans are deficient in vitamin D. If you would like more information go to the website EggNutritionCenter.org. So, I guess I do not have to feel guilty when Louise and I go out to breakfast and I always order 2 eggs over easy, bacon, hash browns and toast!