Shared from Vanessa's blog at www.healthylivinghowto.com . . .
What’s so Healthy About Eggs?
“If you look up the nutrition facts for egg yolks, it reads more like a multi-vitamin than a normal piece of food. For instance, just 3 egg yolks, not including the whites, provides over 50% of your daily requirement for Vitamin D and Selenium, over 40% of Vitamin B12, Over 25% of Vitamin B5 and Phosphorous, and over 15% of Iron, Folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2. It also provides 8 grams of protein and 7% of your daily omega 3 fats. They also contain the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are antioxidants that are believed to help prevent against degeneration and chronic disease. Egg yolks are so nutritious, that many doctors recommend using them to help wean infants off of breast milk. They are one of the few foods that contain high levels of Iron and DHA, two nutritional factors that are extremely important for developing infants.” Living Super Human