The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that cholesterol levels in eggs are lower than previously thought. After reviewing the nutrient composition of standard large eggs, the USDA results show the average amount of cholesterol in one large egg is 185 mg, 14% lower than previously recorded. The USDA analysis also revealed that the single large egg contains 64% more Vitamin D. Eggs are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D, which plays an important role in calcium absorption, helping to form and maintain strong bones. The amount of protein in one large egg remains the same- 6 grams of protein! If you have not been consuming eggs on your Physicians Weight LOSS Centers’ program, now is a great time to start!