Food and Health

EGGS


 

Benefits:
  • An excellent source of protein, B vitamins, vitamins A and D, zinc and iron.
  • A source of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
Drawbacks:
  • Yolks are high in cholesterol.
  • A common cause of food allergy.
  • A risk of salmonella if not fully cooked.

 

FISH


 

Benefits:
  • An excellent source of complete protein, iron and other minerals.
  • Some are high in vitamin A.
  • Contains omega-3 fatty acids
Drawbacks:
  • Some may harbor PCBs, mercury and other pollutants.
  • Often expensive.