National Eggs Benedict Day is on April 16 and it’s a day all about the special American dish. It consists of a poached egg, an English muffin, and Canadian bacon covered in Hollandaise sauce and it’s surrounded by a misconception. Some have assumed that the name originated from Benedict Arnold, the American Revolutionary War traitor, but its origins are up for debate.
Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are easy to eat, readily available and can be prepared dozens of ways. They are a good source of quality protein, Vitamin B2, Selenium, folate, and healthy fats. If you can get your hands on pastured or omega-3 enriched eggs, these are even better. They contain higher amounts of omega-3 fat and are much higher in vitamin A and E. Though eggs are high in cholesterol, they do not raise ‘bad’ cholesterol. In fact, they help increase ‘good’ cholesterol and have been linked to reduce risk of heart disease.
Private Home Health Care encourages you to celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day and enjoy this great dish!