Egg yolks are a leading source of lutein and zeaxanthin – a dynamic antioxidant duo that accumulates in the retina and protects eye health. Better still, US Researchers at Tufts University recently discovered that lutein is more readily absorbed from eggs than other sources, such as spinach.
Egg yolks also provide selenium, vitamin E, high quality protein and choline – a nutrient that can help improve heart health.
Preparation Tip: If you tire of the classic boiled-scrambled-poached triumvirate, bring a little Mexican flavour to your mornings with breakfast tacos. Just top tortillas with scrambled eggs, diced tomatoes and basil. Muy bien, as they say in Guadalajara.