Eggs for Children
For children, eggs lend versatility to a healthy diet. Scrambled, fried or hard-boiled — there’s usually at least one option that kids like. Nutrient-dense breakfasts including eggs have been shown to help children focus and perform better in school.
Eggs for Pregnant Women
Eggs are the greatest source of choline among everyday foods and choline is an essential nutrient that is critical for brain development during pregnancy. Two large eggs supply more than half of the recommended intake for pregnant women and can help them meet their needs. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also cites choline as a key nutrient that supports brain health from conception through two years of age.
Eggs for Dieting
For Ohioans watching their weight, eggs also are a good choice. One large egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein for only 70 calories, plus they provide essential vitamins and minerals. Eggs can be included in a variety of healthy diets to help you feel your best including Mediterranean, DASH, low-carb, and plant-based.
Eggs for Older Ohioans
Eggs are one way Americans can stay strong as they get older. Macular degeneration — a leading cause of irreversible blindness — is a concern for Ohio’s seniors. Lutein and zeaxanthin found in egg yolks may both reduce the risk for cataracts and help prevent macular degeneration. In addition, the high-quality protein found in eggs also helps older adults prevent sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength.