Eggs: Nutritionists Look at Eggs Health Benefits (cont.)
Omega-3 eggs are also being engineered. Chickens are fed flaxseed, marine algae, and fish oil, with the intent to increase the egg content of omega-3 fatty acids.
Kava says she is very distressed by the "demonization" of eggs. Her mother had a serum cholesterol of 202 and was told by her doctor's nurse to cut down on eggs.
"This infuriated me!" Kava exclaims. "Eggs are great for healthy older people, high in protein, easy to chew."
Published Mar. 10, 2006.
SOURCES: Ruth Kava, PhD, RD, director of nutrition, American Council on Science and Health, New York City. Patricia Kendall, PhD, RD, professor, food and nutrition specialist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Egg Nutrition Center web site: "The Good News About Eggs Just Got Better." Vander, J. Journal of American College of Nutrition, 2005; vol 24: pp 510-515. American Council on Science and Health web site: "What's The Story? Eggs." Strat's Place web site. American Egg Board web site: "Learn More About Eggs." American Heart Association web site: "Eggs."
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