Eggs

5 reasons why you should include farm-fresh, unpasteurized eggs in your diet:
1. Excellent source of protein
2. They are a good source of choline—one egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline, which is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.
3. Eggs are high in cholesterol, which is needed to make hormones
4. Egg Yolks Contain Essential Fatty Acids DHA and Arachidonic Acid
5. Egg yolks are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that have been shown to ward off macular degeneration.

Tips for buying and cooking eggs:
• Buy local, farm-fresh, unpasteurized eggs. Grocery store eggs are pasteurized, meaning slightly cooked. This process cooks out a lot of essential nutrients, therefore losing a lot of the benefits of eating eggs.
• The best way to cook them to reap all the health benefits? Sunny-side up.
• Add fresh vegetables and make an omelet for a high-protein meal any time of the day.

Recipe to try:
Mexican Potato Omelet
Asparagus, Leek, and Gruyere Quiche
Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce