Egg Sited Valentine

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For Valentine’s Day, show that you love her by offering the most valued gift 🎁 that she will forever cherish, farm-fresh eggs 🥚 

Humans have scavenged and eaten animal eggs for millions of years. Humans in Southeast Asia had domesticated chickens and harvested their eggs for food by 1500 BCE. The most widely consumed eggs are those of fowl, especially chickens.

Things have gotten so intense at many major markets that at some stores like BJ’s and Costco that shoppers were going nuts looking for eggs.

Long-vilified for their high cholesterol content by well-meaning doctors and scientific research on heart disease indicate that eggs now seem to be making a bit of a comeback. So what changed?

While it’s true that just one large egg yolk has 200 mg of cholesterol—making it one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol—eggs also contain additional nutrients that may help lower the risk for heart disease. In addition, the moderate amount of fat in an egg, about 5 grams, is mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. It’s also crucial to distinguish between dietary cholesterol and cholesterol in the bloodwhich is only weakly related. The focus on dietary cholesterol alone was de-emphasized as more attention was placed on the influence of saturated and trans fat on blood cholesterol. Accordingly, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 removed the prior recommendation to limit the consumption of dietary cholesterol to 300 mg per day.

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