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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 >

Diabetes and Eggs: Wellness Tips >

On 07.19.2011 by Carolyn Ketchum

Nearly 350 million adults worldwide have diabetes, according to new research published in The Lancet, a British medical journal. An international team of researchers, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, conducted the research. Over the past three decades, numbers have more than doubled, making diabetes an “epidemic,�? say the experts. Diabetes is a condition in which body cells do not use sugar (‘glucose�?) effectively, and blood sugar levels are chronically elevated. Over time, this causes illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and neurological damage. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, often goes hand-in-hand with carrying extra pounds—being overweight or obese. So, just keeping fit and managing weight helps reduce your risk. Eggs in the diabetes wellness plan If you’re one of millions of Read More >

Smoothie Nutrition and Protein—as simple as four ingredients and a blender >

On 06.21.2011 by Sue Grossbauer, RD

When it comes to smoothies, everybody’s in. There’s nothing more refreshing and satisfying. But what’s really in your smoothies, and how do smoothies fit into a healthy nutrition routine? Yes, they’re loaded with antioxidants from fresh fruit, not to mention plenty of vitamins, like A and C. But most are low in protein. SHAPE magazine warns that not everything with the name “smoothie�? is automatically good for you. Sweeteners and whole-fat ice cream as ingredients can dilute the nutrient density with excess calories. It’s time to take a look at the breakfast research and consider making smoothies even healthier, especially if they’re your favorite breakfast. The secret is protein. Take for example a study published in the journal, Obesity, this spring, based on nutrition research from 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 >

Happy Chinese New Year >

On 02.04.2011 by Debbie Rayhab

February 3, 2011 welcomes in the Year of the Rabbit which is supposed to bring good luck, a life style to be leisurely as we allow ourselves the luxuries we have always craved. A natural fit for spending time making good food at home, or enjoying long meals with family and friends. Longevity, fortune and kindness, simple values but symbolic of a culture and cuisine. What are these principles and what do they have to do with food?  These principles go hand in hand with this years Chinese zodiac; the year of the Rabbit.  Chinese tradition and the philosophy of the Chinese zodiac coincide with food as part of a cultural experience; the sign of the rabbit references a philosophical viewpoint that life should be Read More >

Two Safe Eggs a Day – End of Week Two >

On 02.02.2011 by Jay Berglind

Two pounds down. Pants no longer hurt. I am having an egg whipped into orange juice every morning. This wasn’t part of the plan (I figured I would cook the eggs or make a protein shake) but it is so easy and the taste doesn’t even require getting used to. My go-to meals Safest Choice eggs don't have any off flavors because the pasteurization process destroys spoilage bacteria. Please try it. As long as you whip the egg good with a fork you won’t have the dreaded oyster effect. Of course, it has to be a pasteurized egg. I'm now bored with salads, but have discovered a lunch alternative: soups in those aseptic cartons, my current favorite's are from Pacific Natural Foods. The carton contains Read More >