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Eggs Are Good For You

Eggs Are Good For You

Over the past few years eggs have been given a bad rap, well, good news egg lovers. Not only do eggs make a tasty breakfast treat, they’re healthy too!

Eggs not only contain the highest quality protein available, but they also contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral needed by humans (except vitamin C).

The big concern about eggs was the link between their cholesterol content and heart disease. Yet, recent studies reveal that one large egg contains about 70 calories, 1 gram of carbohydrates, 4.5 grams of fat (with only 1.5 of the grams being saturated “bad” fat), 6 grams of protein, and 213 milligrams of cholesterol, 22 percent less than previously thought based on a 1989 study.

Thanks to years of research, there is growing evidence that eggs can be a part of a healthy, nutritious diet, even if you are watching your fat and cholesterol intake. Some research has proven that many people on a low-fat diet can eat one or two eggs a day without measurable changes in their blood cholesterol levels. Plus, eggs are inexpensive, and there are a variety of ways to cook and eat them.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.