Eggs have gotten a bad reputation over the years because they are high in cholesterol. The good news is that there is no proven connection between cholesterol that you eat and your blood cholesterol level. Studies have shown no connection between eating eggs and getting heart disease. They are even safe for people with diabetes to eat (up to three whole eggs per week).
Whole eggs have many nutrients including Vitamins B12, B2, A, B5, and Selenium. With about 75 calories per egg and 6 grams of protein, they are a healthy and filling choice for any meal of the day.
There are many ways to cook eggs. Boiling and poaching are the lowest calorie options. Scrambled and baked eggs are great opportunities to add some extra veggies. Cook the eggs until the yoke is set to avoid getting sick. Just make sure you don't overcook your eggs, doing so reduces the nutritional value.
Not all eggs are created alike! Although there are no health differences between brown and white shelled eggs, there are some eggs that offer more health benefits. "Designer Eggs" include eggs from chickens that are fed diets with a lot of Omega 3 fatty acids, which can help improve heart health.
So next time you are at the grocery store or the farmers' market, pick up some eggs!