Better for Special Diets

Part of a Cholesterol-Conscious Diet

The decision to follow a cholesterol-conscious diet does not have to mean a big change in your life. To be successful, choose a balanced diet that includes foods that are low in fat and saturated fat and include plenty of fruits & vegetables, whole grains, and proteins including eggs, and lean cuts of meat and poultry. Following these guidelines may help to improve your overall cardiovascular health, as you work to avoid risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes.

Clinical tests show that Eggland's Best eggs can be included in a cholesterol-reducing diet without compromising the benefits of the diet. Three clinical studies were conducted at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, with results of one study published in The Journal of Nutrition (Vol. 122, No. 11, November 1992) and another in The Journal of Applied Nutrition (Vol. 45, No. 3 & 4, 1993). These studies included two groups of men and women. Both groups were put on the same American Heart Association Low Fat Diet. One group was instructed to include 12 Eggland's Best eggs per week, while the other group did not eat any eggs. Both groups experienced a statistically significant reduction in serum cholesterol levels.

Part of a Vegetarian Diet

It has been reported that more than 5% of Americans (15 million) follow a vegetarian diet, and the American Dietetic Association suggests that 30 million Americans have explored a vegetarian eating plan. While there are many types of vegetarians, most choose a diet with eggs and dairy, along with grains, nuts, legumes, vegetables, and fruit.

Consider using Eggland's Best eggs as a healthy and nutritious option for your vegetarian diet.  All Eggland's Best eggs are produced by hens that are fed an all-natural, all-vegetarian diet free from added hormones, antibiotics, recycled or processed food, and animal by-products. 

Eggland's Best eggs are the first egg brand ever to receive the "Recommended Egg" and official "Certified Vegetarian Product" honors from the American Vegetarian Association (AVA).

Part of a Diabetic Diet Plan

People with diabetes can successfully control this disease with diet modification and would do well to consider the following nutritional attributes when comparing Eggland's Best eggs with regular eggs:

  • Higher in Vitamin E, Omega-3, Iodine, and Lutein than ordinary eggs
  • A major source of nutrition for high-protein, carbohydrate-restricted meal plans
  • Clinically proven to be compatible with a cholesterol-conscious diet when eaten in place of higher-fat foods
  • Hens' diets modified to help reduce the eggs' level of fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol (not calories).
  • Great taste and flavor
  • Naturally portion-controlled

Eggland's Best eggs are the only nationally branded fresh shell eggs granted permission by the American Dietetic Association and the American Diabetes Association to carry exchange list verifications on their packaging.

Part of a Gluten-Free Diet

Eggs are a naturally gluten-free food, and can very easily be incorporated into your daily meal planning for a gluten-free diet.  Eggs are highly functional proteins that are easily digestible, and Eggland's Best eggs provide more of the essential nutrients needed by our bodies.  Eggs are often required to bind many gluten-free flours and starches when used in baking and cooking applications. 

Part of a Dairy-Free Diet

Contrary to a common misconception, usually because of their location in the grocery stores, eggs are not considered a dairy product.  Eggs do not contain the sugar lactose.     People with milk allergies or lactose intolerance may consume eggs as part of their diet without the negative result associated with dairy intolerances or allergies.