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Heart Healthy Benefits of Eggs and the Truth About Cholesterol

Monday, February 20, 2012

February is the month of love, so it’s fitting that it is also nationally recognized as American Heart Month. Heart health is a serious issue for men and women across the country. Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and it affects men and women from young adults to seniors. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association is spreading the love this month, reminding Coloradans about the heart healthy benefits of eggs.

When we think about healthy eating our minds may wander to foods like fruits, veggies and whole grains. But what about eggs? Eggs – which are a powerhouse of nutrition – are often overlooked.

“As local egg farmers, we have long emphasized the functional and nutritional values of eggs,” said Dave Turunjian, a Colorado egg farmer and member of the CEP. “One egg provides you with 13 essential nutrients to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Backed by more than 40 years of research and recommended in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, eggs are an important part of a well balanced diet.”

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