by Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND


Eggs are misperceived by many as a "forbidden" food. Today's research shows that one egg yolk a day is fine for most healthy people, as long as their total cholesterol intake comes in at 300 milligrams a day or less. (One large yolk has about 185 milligrams of cholesterol; egg whites are cholesterol-free.)

Benefits: One large egg has just 70 calories. Yet, it's a good source of protein and a source of vitamins A and D (41 IU), B complex vitamins and phosphorus. Beyond that, eggs supply lutein and zeaxanthin, which may promote healthy vision.

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Roberta L Duyff MS RDN FAND

Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

Author of "Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Fourth Edition" and "365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association" (both published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey).




  • Cook healthy

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  • Eat right

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