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Stay Fuller Longer with Eggs and Other Satiety-Boosting Foods >

On 04.20.2016 by Molly Bray Yunek

The primary purpose of food is to satisfy hunger, provide energy, and supply our bodies with essential nutrients. Although we also choose what we eat based on taste and personal preferences, it is important to have a strong foundation of satiety-boosting and nutrient packed foods in our daily diets. What is a satiety-boosting food? Satiety-boosting foods are ones that are rich in fiber, healthy fats, and protein. They are digested slower, thus keeping us fuller for longer. On the other hand, foods high in refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and sugar-sweetened beverages, offer very little satiety and often lead to overeating. To build your foundation of satiety-boosting foods, check out these super-filling options. Pulses, avocados, and nuts increase satiety Pulses—also known as beans—are a Read More >

Breakfast and Blood Glucose Control >

On 12.11.2015 by Molly Bray Yunek

If you are one of the 30 million Americans who skip breakfast you may be putting yourself at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Eating the most important meal of the day may be one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from developing a disease that is expected to affect nearly 40% of Americans during their lifetimes. Several studies suggest that a daily breakfast can significantly decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes and improve overall blood sugar control for individuals with the disease. Skipping breakfast leads to higher blood sugar One study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed more than 29,000 men to examine patterns between eating habits and type 2 diabetes. Over the 16-year study, Read More >

Two Safe Eggs a Day – A Registered Dietitian’s Perspective >

On 03.09.2011 by Debbie Campbell, RD, LD

Safest Choice™ is pleased to feature Debbie Campbell’s expert insights as part of Jay’s Two Safe Eggs a Day Weight Loss blog series. It is very timely to begin my blog comments with recognition of National Registered Dietitian Day, today Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Registered Dietitian Day Registered Dietitian Day was created by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) to increase the awareness of Registered Dietitians as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize RDs for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Registered Dietitians are the most valuable and credible source of timely, science-based food and nutrition information. Registered Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. They Read More >

The Yolk is No Joke >

On 12.20.2010 by Elizabeth McCauley

Eggs have a slightly bad reputation because they contain cholesterol and cholesterol is linked to heart disease. This misconception may keep some people from eating eggs and Safest Choice feels they are missing out on a valuable source of nutrition. It’s true — egg yolks do contain cholesterol, but that doesn’t actually mean they cause heart disease. The cholesterol that leads to artery-clogging atherosclerosis comes from two sources: diet and our own bodies. Dietary cholesterol shows up in animal products like meat, poultry, dairy products, and eggs.   In our own bodies, the liver produces cholesterol, and this is largely controlled by genetics. There are two kinds of blood cholesterol: High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL aka good cholesterol), and Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL aka bad cholesterol). What is bad is Read More >

Fat and Cholesterol Advice from Dr. Jim Painter >

On 09.30.2010 by Chantel Arsenault

Last week Safest Choice eggs sponsored an event for Chicago area Registered Dietitians and Food Service Managers. It was held at the warm and welcoming Ina’s  restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop. A special one-hour presentation, Just the Facts: Fat and Cholesterol De-mystified, was given by eating behavior expert Dr. Jim Painter PhD, RD. The meetings timing was perfect since September is National Cholesterol Education Month and Safest Choice wants people to be informed when it comes to the debate over the nutritional value of eggs versus cholesterol content. Dr. Painter recommends not giving up eggs if you have a cholesterol problem. Instead of taking things out of your diet, he encourages people to add specific foods. His reasoning is that you won’t have time to miss or eat foods Read More >