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Which Is a Healthier Breakfast: Pancakes or Eggs? (Page 5)

The Health Benefits of Eggs

On the flip side, a single egg is only 70 calories (that’s if you eat it hard-boiled or poached, not fried or scrambled in butter or oil). Plus, egg whites deliver protein (4 grams each) and the yolk delivers some vitamin D, plus lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that help protect against macular degeneration. Research has shown that most people can eat an egg a day (or the equivalent) without it raising their cholesterol levels. To make the healthiest eggs, try using one whole egg and one or two egg whites to up the protein content without adding extra saturated fat and cholesterol. For an extra health boost, pair the eggs with vegetables—sautéed onions, peppers, broccoli and spinach are some of my favorites—for added fiber and nutrients. This is a breakfast that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours.

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