Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Eggs are Good for Your Brain

In an article about foods that are good for the brain, AJC reports that choline, found in egg yolks helps build neurotransmitters and new memory cells.

Here is the relevant passage:

Brain cells crave choline. Found in egg yolks, peanuts, soybeans and flaxseeds, the nutrient choline helps support the brain’s messenger service, called neurotransmitters. It’s also linked to new memory cell production. But according to registered dietitian Janice Bissex, author of "No Whine With Dinner," fewer than 10 percent of folks meet the recommended intake: “For instance, egg white omelets may be popular, but you’re not getting any choline because it’s found in the yolk.” Bissex says one egg, which contains 125 milligrams of choline, can help close the gap.

The rest of the article can be found here.

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