Eggs are a tasty, versatile and affordable source of high-quality protein, anti-inflammatory compounds, minerals and fats. Their nutritional quality depends on what the hens that laid them ate; eggs from corn-fed battery hens contain 20 times more inflammatory omega-6 fats than those laid by hens feeding on grass, worms and insects. When you buy eggs, find out how the chickens lived and what they were fed, and aim for free-ranging, organic and omega-3 enriched.