The Bottom Line

At the end of the day, pastured eggs are probably the healthiest type of eggs you can buy. They are more nutritious, and the hens that laid them were allowed free access to the outside and ate a more natural diet.

If you can’t get pastured eggs, omega-3-enriched eggs are your second best choice. If you can’t get either pastured or omega-3 eggs, try to find eggs that are either free-range, cage-free or organic.

Nevertheless, even if that’s not an option, conventional eggs are still among the healthiest and most nutritious foods you can eat.

An evidence-based nutrition article from experts at Authority Nutrition.