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What’s the Deal with D?

Foodamentals, Health Care Professionals By July 27, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Vitamin D has been the superstar of the vitamin world for the past several years and for good reason, it’s pretty dang awesome! Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and plays a big role in helping you have strong and healthy bones. This vitamin is special though. Your body, more specifically your skin, can produce vitamin D when you get some sunshine. Curious what else vitamin D is good for? Read on!

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Benefits of Vitamin D:

Osteoporosis_LocationsYou might know that calcium helps keep your bones healthy, but did you know that vitamin D is just as important? It increases calcium absorption in your bones by helping deliver calcium to the bones, helping the bones “remodel” and become stronger. This helps prevent osteoporosis, a condition common in populations over 40 that causes bones to become weak and brittle.  Brittle bones are easily broken, and many people show no symptoms until their first bone fracture, making this a dangerous condition. read more

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5 Reasons We Heart Eggs

Chew on This, Foodamentals By June 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

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Eggs have been on a roller coaster of popularity over the past few decades. We love ’em, then we drop ‘e like it’s hot, and now we can’t get enough of them (again). Thanks to the relaxed guidance in the new Dietary Guidelines on cholesterol and recent studies, eggs are back in the game! Here are the five reasons we have always loved eggs.

  1. Super nutritious. Eggs are a great of protein. They are one of the few sources of complete protein, basically they have all the essential amino acids your body needs in all the right amounts. Plus one egg boasts 6 grams of protein for about 70 calories, a good low cal option! A large egg also provides about 10% of your daily needs for Vitamin D.
  2. Don’t fear the yolks! Pretty much all egg yolks have omega-3 fats (the kind of fat you want to eat). Some eggs will have a higher omega-3 content depending on the chicken’s diet so eggs can be a great way to boost the omega-3’s in your diet too. Although there’s saturated fat in the yolk as long as you aren’t eating a dozen in a day you’re probably fine.
  3. Can you say “choline?” You might not even know what the nutrient is, but it’s super important and grouped with the B vitamins. Choline plays a role in keeping our nervous system running at top speed and is important for keeping your cells healthy.
  4. Cheap eats. Eggs are an inexpensive protein choice that provide quality nutrition without breaking the bank. They go great on everything from pizzas to avocado toast to give you a healthy boost of protein.
  5. Easy on the eyes. Eggs are a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin (try saying that 10 times fast!). Both of these nutrients are important for eye health and reduce your risk of macular degeneration.

Eggs go with just about everything from hardboiled as a snack to fried egg on pizza or pasta. This quality protein is a good choice to keep stocked in the fridge. Just be sure you play it safe and avoid raw eggs. Nothing worse than food poisoning! read more

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A Great Grab & Go Breakfast Idea For Kids

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By August 20, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

 

This week's recipe comes from Cynthia over on the What A Girl Eats blog. Cynthia has a great collection of healthy recipes (and indulgent ones) over on her blog that are definitely worth exploring! You can find Cynthia on Facebook, follow her on Twitter and Instagram, and check out her Pinterest boards! 

 

With the start of the school year, morning times can get pretty hectic trying to get everyone dressed, fed, backpacks packed, and out the door in time. This recipe developed by Cynthia is a great choice for a quick breakfast packed full of flavor and protein for the busy weekday mornings. Pair the Mexican egg cups with a piece of fruit and a glass of water or milk and you have a balanced breakfast. The little cups are a perfect way to portion out servings for kids, big or small, and adults too!  read more

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Egg, Meat, Fish Safety

Foodamentals By August 20, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

With the news of the current egg recall, it’s good time to talk about food safety. Uncooked shell eggs and raw meat, fish, poultry and seafood always carry a risk of foodborne illness, so following a few simple tips can help decrease your risk.

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