Eggs as Part of a Healthy Eating Pattern

Rylee T. Ahnen, Joanne L Slavin

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The historical recommendations for egg consumption have been confusing to consumers and have resulted in many individuals wondering whether or not eggs should be considered part of a healthful diet. This chapter is a review of the dietary recommendations concerning eggs, the research that eventually changed those recommendations, and the positive health benefits of incorporating eggs into the diet. Eggs as a source of high-quality protein, as a source of choline, and as a tool for satiety and weight management are each discussed, as is potential for additional improvement of the nutrient profile of eggs through fortification. While additional research may be needed to further demonstrate the association between eggs and certain positive health outcomes, the body of scientific evidence surrounding eggs supports the belief that they are healthful for human consumers and should be considered part of a healthy dietary pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSteviol Glycosides
Subtitle of host publicationCultivation, Processing, Analysis and Applications in Food
EditorsJianping Wu
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Pages1-21
Number of pages21
Edition14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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NameFood Chemistry, Function and Analysis
Number14
Volume2019-January
ISSN (Print)2398-0656
ISSN (Electronic)2398-0664

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Ahnen, R. T., & Slavin, J. L. (2019). Eggs as Part of a Healthy Eating Pattern. In J. Wu (Ed.), Steviol Glycosides: Cultivation, Processing, Analysis and Applications in Food (14 ed., pp. 1-21). (Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis; Vol. 2019-January, No. 14). Royal Society of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788013833-00001

Eggs as Part of a Healthy Eating Pattern. / Ahnen, Rylee T.; Slavin, Joanne L.

Steviol Glycosides: Cultivation, Processing, Analysis and Applications in Food. ed. / Jianping Wu. 14. ed. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019. p. 1-21 (Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis; Vol. 2019-January, No. 14).

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Ahnen, RT & Slavin, JL 2019, Eggs as Part of a Healthy Eating Pattern. in J Wu (ed.), Steviol Glycosides: Cultivation, Processing, Analysis and Applications in Food. 14 edn, Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis, no. 14, vol. 2019-January, Royal Society of Chemistry, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788013833-00001
Ahnen RT, Slavin JL. Eggs as Part of a Healthy Eating Pattern. In Wu J, editor, Steviol Glycosides: Cultivation, Processing, Analysis and Applications in Food. 14 ed. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2019. p. 1-21. (Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis; 14). https://doi.org/10.1039/9781788013833-00001
Ahnen, Rylee T. ; Slavin, Joanne L. / Eggs as Part of a Healthy Eating Pattern. Steviol Glycosides: Cultivation, Processing, Analysis and Applications in Food. editor / Jianping Wu. 14. ed. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019. pp. 1-21 (Food Chemistry, Function and Analysis; 14).
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