Thursday, October 8, 2009

World Egg Day

It is World Egg day tomorrow!!! Love the egg - mother natures little vitamin capsule. Below is from the Australian Egg Corporation - and I am so glad National Heart Foundation has endorsed the little scrambler. It is a staple in my kids diets and got me through two "awful" pregnancies.

This year, we have something eggs-tra special to celebrate. The Australian Egg Corporation, in conjunction with the Heart Foundation, recently announced that all Australians can enjoy up to six eggs a week as part of a healthy balanced diet without increasing the risk of heart disease; just in time for World Egg Day!

With more than 200 million produced in Australia per year, eggs are one of our favourite things to eat. From poached and scrambled, or to top a delicious burger or salad, they make a tasty and nutritious addition to any meal.

Did you know?

· Eggs are one of a few naturally nutrient dense food products, contributing significantly more than 7% of the RDI for at least 11 different vitamins and minerals including iodine, zinc, omega-3 and folate, as well as containing important antioxidants.

· Eggs carry the Heart Foundation Tick because they are a nutritious food recommended as a part of healthy and balanced diet. All Australians including those with type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome can enjoy up to six eggs a week.

· An egg contains approximately 5g of fat, which is mostly made up of the healthy unsaturated fat needed for a healthy eating pattern. An egg contains only about 1.5g of saturated fat and no trans fats, which are the type that raise blood cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease.

· Eggs provide the highest quality protein of all food sources, with just one serve providing 20% of the recommended dietary intake for protein. This also means eggs have a high satiety factor, making you feel fuller for longer.

These are just a few of the many reasons to include eggs in your diet that you may want to share with viewers on the eggs-ellent day! On the other hand, you might want to celebrate the day laughing over an egg ‘yoke’ or two.

Go-on get cracking

Kate x

1 comment:

A-M said...

What a post! I'm off to cook some, love, love eggs! A-M xx