7 Things You Should Know before Picking up an Egg Carton ...

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Eggs are back in the spotlight these days, but not because they are bad for you.

There was a time when health experts thought that eggs had too much cholesterol and didnโ€™t have a place in a nutritious diet.

Things have changed though as new research finds that eating eggs is actually a very good choice.

They are loaded with protein and tons of antioxidants so you can likely eat an egg every day without a problem.

Hereโ€™s what to know before you buy your carton of eggs.2

1. Donโ€™t Get Tricked by What Color Your Eggs Are

The color of your eggs mean nothing so donโ€™t think that the brown eggs are better than the white ones.

The breed of hen is what determines the egg color and the one you choose doesnโ€™t affect the taste or nutritional quality of the egg.3

Sometimes brown eggs are priced higher, but the white ones are perfectly fine if you donโ€™t want to pay more.

2. Choose Grade a Eggs

Most of the eggs on store shelves are going to be Grade A so you donโ€™t have to spend a lot of time trying to figure it out.

Grade A eggs are those without yolk defects and a clear white.

The shells will not be stained.

However, experts say that there really isnโ€™t much of a difference among the grades of eggs, but A is your best bet for good taste and an affordable price.

3. You Definitely Want Antibiotic-Free Eggs

With the rising awareness of the dangers of getting too many antibiotics, consumers should choose eggs that come from hens whose feed was not treated with antibiotics.

The thinking was that the antibiotics would keep the hens healthier and the eggs better, but with the onslaught of antibiotic resistant super bugs, experts are now saying you need to limit your intake.

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