It's an egg-celent way to feed your family right and fight breast cancer at the same time.
For the fourth year in a row, Eggland's Best is raising awareness for breast cancer by stamping their eggs with a pink "EB" alongside the signature Susan G. Komen® Running Ribbon. It's in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is recognized every October.
But America's number one branded egg company isn't just raising awareness. This year, Eggland's Best has donated $50,000 to Komen to help fund its mission, which includes innovative breast cancer research.
"Breast cancer affects many Americans and we are happy to continue to bring awareness to our customers any way we can," said Charles Lanktree, president and CEO of Eggland's Best, LLC. "We hope that by funding Komen's mission, we can help in the fight against breast cancer."
It is estimated that there will be more than 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer in the U.S. throughout this year. However, leading a healthy lifestyle may help lower your risk of breast cancer. Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising on a regular basis help promote overall good health and may help reduce the risk of breast cancer.
"Eating nutrient-packed foods, such as Eggland's Best eggs, which have more vitamins than ordinary eggs, is one of the best strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight," says Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Ward. "I eat Eggland's Best eggs because they contain 25 percent less saturated fat and are an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fats, and vitamins, such as vitamin D."
According to the company, when compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best eggs have 10 times more vitamin E, four times more vitamin D, double the amount of omega-3s and 38 percent more lutein. Eggland's Best eggs are also a great source of high-quality protein and B vitamins, all for just 70 calories.
"Eggland's Best is dedicated to producing nutritionally superior eggs that can easily be incorporated into a healthy diet and improve the overall health of our consumers," said Lanktree.
To find out more about Eggland's Best eggs visit the company's website.