The Hemp Connection + [vitamin B12]

Food of the week: Easter eggs

Kind of an obvious choice this week…

…I wanted to highlight eggs since they are a food many people don't eat, thinking about the cholesterol.

It used to be, when I was brand-new to this profession, I was taught to tell people to avoid eggs. Because of the cholesterol.

It turns out, the cholesterol in eggs has been shown to not increase serum cholesterol, and taking eggs out of your diet doesn't really decrease your cholesterol.

Besides that, eggs…

…are cheap.
…have one of the highest quality proteins available.
…are one of the very few foods contain choline (in the yolk), which is very important for maintaining memory, potentially reducing your risk for Alzheimer's disease.
…are a good source of vitamin B-12, another nutrient that isn't always easy to get.
…are convenient to eat.
…if you get the omega-3 kind, can be a source of DHA, which is not easy to get in your diet if you don't like or don't have access to fish.

So have fun with your holiday and take advantage of the fact that you've got all those boiled eggs in the frig. Have them for breakfast. Put them on your salad at lunch.

And know it's something good you're doing for yourself!