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Eggs: A Crucial Ingredient for Gluten-Free Baking >

On 10.21.2015 by Chantel Arsenault

If you are among the one in five Americans aiming to eat gluten-free, perhaps you’ve dabbled in gluten-free baking. You may already know it can be challenging to replicate the texture and pleasure of traditional baked goods when you eliminate gluten from your baking recipes. The egg, a naturally gluten-free ingredient, can be a gluten-free lifesaver in your kitchen. Here’s why: gluten is a protein. In the words of the American Egg Board, gluten “entraps and holds air bubbles. A leavening agent causes the gluten network to expand; the heat causes the bubbles to rise, and then the structure sets, forming a combination of expansion, elasticity and rigidity.” Egg protein complements gluten-free flour Depending on the variety, gluten levels in traditional wheat flours vary from Read More >

Paleo-Curious? Eggs Are A Whole, Paleo-Friendly Food >

On 04.17.2015 by Katie Clay

When it comes to eating healthy, these days it can be tough to keep your head above water. The sea of diet terms, trends—and even “facts”—changes every day. Grain-free? Gluten-free? The Paleo Movement? If you’re curious about whether these options are right for you, I’m going to break down the Paleo Movement into easy-to-digest information. You see, the grocery stores you and I walk through every week are very different from our grandparents’ grocery stores. Foods laden with refined sugar clog the aisles and package labels tout extraordinary health claims at every turn. Even health-conscious shoppers think they’re doing the right thing by filling their carts with instant oats, whole grain breads, and non-fat yogurts…but are they? Well, not according to the Paleo lifestyle. Back Read More >

Eggs: A Piece of the Fitness Puzzle for National Nutrition Month® >

On 03.02.2015 by Debbie Rayhab

This March, we again join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. The theme for 2015 is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," which encourages everyone to adopt healthy nutrition choices and a routine of physical activity. This powerful combo can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent chronic disease, and feel great! Fitness + nutrition can help you maintain muscle mass Most people start losing some muscle after age 30. But you can tackle this trend. Says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Men and women should participate in muscle strengthening activities that work the major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, chest, abdomen, shoulders and arms) at least two times each week. Examples of strength training include lifting weights, using resistance Read More >

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats >

On 02.02.2015 by Debbie Rayhab

From trans fat to saturated fat to polyunsaturated fats – it can be confusing to know which you should eat and which you should avoid. Own the Yolk One food people used to avoid for heart health is egg yolks. The tide has changed, as nutrition research is unscrambling the dietary cholesterol myth. The American Heart Association now recommends that an egg yolk can be part of a healthy eating plan every day. In fact, 43% of the protein in an egg comes from the yolk. So, too, do many other nutrients, like iron, choline, vitamin D, and healthful omega-3s. The American Heart Association announced in 2012 that egg yolks can help prevent stroke due to their vitamin D content. Get egg recipes now! Tips Read More >

Egg Nutrition >

On 08.15.2013 by Sue Grossbauer, RD

6 Things You Might Not Know About Egg Nutrition Nutrition is on nearly everyone’s mind these days. Every stage of life defines unique nutrient needs, and nearly every aspect of nutrition has been linked to health and wellness. Whatever your personal nutrition goals may be, here are some little-known egg nutrition facts you can put to work. How many have you heard? Egg nutrition nugget #1: The choline in eggs is good for your memory. Egg yolks are rich in a nutrient you won’t see listed on the nutrition facts label—choline. At 126 mg per large egg yolk, eggs provide this key to nutrition that is crucial for the young and old. During pregnancy, two eggs provide more than half the recommended daily choline intake Read More >

Light & Healthy Recipes with Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs >

On 07.25.2013 by Sue Grossbauer, RD

If you’re a fan of nutrition for health, you may want to check out the new Light & Healthy recipes in the Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs Recipe Center. Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, the Safest Choice team has developed this special group of safe egg recipes especially for your healthy diet. Nutrition Guidance The USDA has been releasing nutrition guidance for Americans in the form of Dietary Guidelines since 1980. “Poor diet and physical inactivity are the most important factors contributing to an epidemic of overweight and obesity in this country,” according to the USDA. They say, “Diet and physical inactivity are associated with major causes of morbidity and mortality. These include cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some types Read More >

A Great Year for Nutrition >

On 03.25.2013 by Susan Burke March

What a great time it is to be a registered dietitian!  As of March 13th, which was the 6th Annual Registered Dietitian Day, we can also add the word “Nutritionist” to our title, to reflect the emphasis on how registered dietitians, in addition to the providers of medical nutrition therapy, are fundamentally involved in promoting wellness and teaching Americans how to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. National Nutrition Month® is the yearly celebration of our profession as well as our passion.  Each March our parent organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, chooses a theme that emphasizes the importance that food plays in our lives and our health.  Some of my favorite previous themes were 1991’s “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle”, 2007’s “100% Fad Free”, Read More >

It’s February: Love Your Heart >

On 02.05.2013 by Susan Burke March

February is American Heart Month As usual, when beginning to write my blog for Safest Choice Eggs, I spend some time just thinking about my topic.  It’s so interesting to examine some cultural habits and understand the how and why we take some things for granted.  So, why is February designated as American Heart Month?  Some have suggested that Valentine’s Day is on February 14th, and this holiday is associated with romance and “affairs of the heart.” The American Heart Month is a National Observance created in 1986, when the American Heart Association first worked with Congress to address the growing epidemic of heart disease and to “urge the people of the United States to recognize the nationwide problem of heart disease and blood vessel Read More >

Eggs, Nutrition, & Wellness: Pass it On >

On 09.23.2011 by Sue Grossbauer, RD

As the Safest Choice™ team prepares for FNCE, the annual conference of Registered Dietitians and Diet Technicians this year, it’s been great to hear sneak previews of their new nutrition education talking points. So, what’s the good word? Three good words about eggs and nutrition come to mind: cholesterol, nutrition, and weight. The Skinny on Egg Nutrition Cholesterol: Cholesterol in eggs is lower than previously thought, reports the USDA—186 mg per egg. More importantly, though, the old-school link between eating eggs and raising blood cholesterol has been broken. Remember when the American Heart Association used to tell us how many egg yolks to eat per week? They’ve stopped.  And here’s what the Harvard Medical School says: "The only large study to look at the impact Read More >

Protein for Peak Performance >

On 08.01.2011 by Debbie Campbell, RD, LD

Whether you hit the gym a few days a week, or are a daily workout enthusiast, protein plays an integral part in helping you meet your fitness goals. We tend to think of carbohydrate being the staple of a sports diet; indeed it is the primary energy source for high intensity and endurance workouts, especially those requiring speed and/or stamina. Fueling the body for peak performance includes consuming some form of carbohydrate before exercise. This nutrient also aids in the body’s ability to recover after exercise.  Stored energy in the form of glycogen in the muscle may be exhausted or “spent” during a workout. Therefore, carbohydrate should be consumed immediately following exercise to replenish the muscle.  If exercise lasts more than 75 minutes, then you Read More >