An egg is a glorious thing, bringing you one of the best nutrient-to-calorie ratios of any single food item. To wit:
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    High-quality protein
    6-7 grams (depending on size)
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    60-70 calories
    Also size-determined.
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    Significant iron and zinc
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    Every vitamin except C
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    Lutein and zeaxanthin
    These are eye health-promoting carotenoids that can prevent macular degeneration regardless of your ability to pronounce them.
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    Brain booster.
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    Finally, let us debunk a couple of myths:
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    Do not fall for the egg white only mishigas.
    Almost all of the above-listed nutrients are in the yolks, people. There's protein and a little lecithin in the whites, but that's about it. Read on for the other reason you should eat the entire bleeping egg.
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    Egg consumption will not drive up your blood cholesterol.
    Science now shows that cholesterol-rich food doesn't singularly cause heart disease. Per Walter Willett, MD (Harvard School of Public Health): "No research has ever shown that people who eat more eggs have more heart attacks than people who eat fewer eggs." So rest easy and enjoy your breakfast.