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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Eggland’s Best Eggs

Eggland's Best, Inc. (EB), New York, NY, has increased the nutritional value of all its egg varieties (large, extra large, jumbo, cage-free and organic), which now contain four times more vitamin D and three times more omega-3 compared to ordinary eggs, according to the company. EB eggs also contain high levels of vitamin B12 and vitamin E, and are a “good source” of vitamin A and vitamin B2. Additionally, they contain 25% less saturated fat.

As part of a healthy diet, recent studies indicate increased Vitamin D consumption can help prevent diabetes.[1] Additionally, a low level of Vitamin D has also been linked to obesity in study participants and individuals experiencing chronic pain.[2] Ongoing research also shows a diet rich in Omega-3 can help reduce one’s risk of high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.[3]

“After extensive testing and development, we have successfully increased the nutritional value of Eggland’s Best eggs without sacrificing EB’S great taste or increasing the price,” said Charlie Lanktree, CEO of Eggland’s Best. “EB eggs have always been the better eggs and now they are even more nutritious.”

When incorporated into a healthy diet, EB eggs can provide a simple way to increase the nutrient intake of several nutrients most Americans lack in their diet. “One of the major barriers to healthy eating is lack of convenience,” said registered dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, co-author of Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food and Nutrition Guide to Fuel Your Active Life. “With increased amounts of Vitamin A, B2, B12, D and Omega-3 plus several other vitamins and minerals, Eggland’s Best eggs are a convenient nutrient booster. As a healthy breakfast or snack, EB eggs provide the nutrition and energy to help you stay nourished and active all day long.”

[1] “Benefit Of Vitamin D In Diabetes And Other Chronic Diseases,” 13 Jan 2009.

[2] McCarthy MF, “Poor vitamin D status may contribute to high risk for insulin resistance, obesity, and cardiovascular disease in Asian Indians,” Medical Hypotheses. 2009 Jun;72 (6):647-51. Epub 2009 Feb 12.
Turner MK, Hooten WM, Schmidt JE, Kerkvliet JL, Townsend CO, Bruce BK, “Prevalence and clinical correlates of vitamin D inadequacy among patients with chronic pain,” Pain Medicine. 2008 Nov;9(8):979-84. Epub 2008 Mar 11.

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