Eggs

What's the Deal With Oatmeal?

As most of my readers know, I am a huge fan of eggs. But every so often, I like to mix it up and have some oatmeal. Oatmeal is interesting because, while it is a healthy food choice, it actually has a pretty high glycemic index, meaning it could cause a spike in blood sugar. However, how you eat oatmeal…

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Will the Egg Controversy Ever End?

…doesn’t change my mind on eggs at all. I still consider them to be close to the perfect food. Despite what this latest study has found, other studies have repeatedly shown that consuming eggs does not raise cholesterol levels, or your risk of cardiovascular disease or stroke. Egg yolks, in particular, contain…

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Eggs Are Heart Healthy

…heart-supporters is eggs. For years the public has been told to avoid eggs, especially the high-cholesterol yolks. The egg scare started in the 1950s and 1960s, during a promotional campaign condemning cholesterol. Patients and doctors alike still hold fast to the idea that eggs are unhealthy because…

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Eat Your Meat, Take Your L-Carnitine

…more TMAO than beef. The amount produced after eating chicken was almost equal to that of beef. These same studies also showed that mushrooms, bread, eggs, and cheese produced higher levels than beef. The greatest food source of TMAO was actually seafood. Halibut produced over 100 times as much TMAO as…

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Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

…fish, seafood, eggs, nuts, berries, avocados, olives, certain oils (olive, avocado, palm, coconut), and fresh fruits and vegetables often resolves the above problems. At the same time grain products were increasing dramatically in the diet, the public was being steered away from meat, eggs, and some seafood…

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You CAN Prevent Cataracts

…in the first place. Cataracts are often the result of damage to the proteins in the eye. The process is similar to what happens to the white of an egg when you cook it. As the protein becomes oxidized, it hardens and loses its transparency. To prevent cataracts from developing, you need to concentrate…

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Vision Saving Foods

…as cardiovascular disease. Eggs can help prevent macular degeneration; in fact, eating egg yolks significantly increases levels of the carotenoids zeaxanthin and lutein in the bloodstream, as do dark green leafy veggies such as spinach. It’s really unfortunate that eggs are often considered a high…

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Natural Egg Membrane for Bone and Joint Pain

When eating a hardboiled egg you have probably seen, at some point, a thin white skin on your egg or the inside of the shell. This is the eggshell membrane, and it has always been known by natural medicine enthusiasts as a powerful healing aid. For example, this membrane can be put on small cuts to…

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A Full Day Meal Plan

…. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 2 eggs (or equivalent egg substitute) 1 cup nonfat or 1% milk or soymilk ¾ cup plain, nonfat yogurt ½ cup canola oil 1 Tbsp. xylitol Preheat waffle iron. In a big mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Separate the eggs into two small bowls, one with the…

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Rye Gingerbread

…each: cloves, nutmeg * 2 large free-range eggs (or equivalent of egg substitute) * ½ cup canola oil * ½ cup xylitol * ¾ cup unsulfured blackstrap molasses * ¾ cup hot water * Mix dry ingredients together thoroughly in one bowl. * In another bowl, beat eggs together, then mix in the other wet ingredients…

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Sesame Cookies

…great at tea time, and even better out on the hiking trail. Ingredients * ¼ cup (½ stick) soft butter * 1/2 cup xylitol * 2 large free-range eggs (or egg substitute) * 3 tsp. vanilla extract * 1¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour) * ¼ cup sesame seeds, ground * 3 Tbsp. sesame…

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Super Antioxidant Chocolate Cake

…of unsweetened cocoa powder and walnuts. It is a cake so delicious you wouldn't think it could be so good for you! Ingredients * 4 large free-range eggs * ¾ cup xylitol * ¾ cup canola oil * 1 cup 1% milk * 2 tsp. vanilla extract * 2 tsp. orange extract * ¾ cup rolled oats (or oat flour) * ¾ cup whole…

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How to Make Healthy Food Choices

…Juice? Choose Lemon Water Mayo? Choose Mashed Avocado Flour? Choose Ground Oat Flour Coffee Latte? Choose Green Tea Scrambled Eggs? Choose Scrambled Egg Whites Ground Beef? Choose Ground Turkey Fried chicken? Choose Baked chicken And with all these foods, always buy organic, if there’s the option. Though…

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Beyond Carrots: Eat Your Way to Sharper Vision

…in bilberries (a specific type of wild blueberry found in Europe). Plus, there’s one more food that should be part of your diet, eggs. Research also shows that egg yolks significantly increase bloodstream levels of both lutein and zeaxanthin—another carotenoid that's been shown to help filter out…

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Arthritis Superfood: Spirulina

…body. To give you a rough comparison, spirulina's usable protein value is 65 percent, soybeans 35 percent, meats and fish from 15 to 25 percent, and eggs only 12 percent. What does all this have to do with arthritis? Researchers have found that one of spirulina's pigments, phycocyanin, possesses anti…

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Arthritis Awareness

…discomfort. Fortunately, nothing is further from the truth. Diet goes a long way in protecting your joints--specifically, sulfur-containing foods like eggs and cruciferous vegetables. In addition, exercise is extremely important in keeping your joints lubricated and functioning properly. Range of motion…

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Kiwi Extract for Better Digestion

…proteins. Kiwi extract has been observed to help in the digestion of some proteins present in foods, particularly those in yoghurt, cheese, fish, and raw eggs. Actinidin is so helpful in digestion because it behaves in the same way as the natural digestive enzyme, pepsin, produced in the stomach. Kiwi also…

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Q&A: How To Take Coconut Oil Daily

…oil and mix it with one tablespoon of crunchy organic peanut butter. Mix it smooth. It is almost a confection. * You can also mix it into scrambled eggs or use it to sautee vegetables. * You can also mix it with spices for a rub to put on meat. Now It's Your Turn: How do you include coconut oil in your…

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The Conventional vs. Organic Debate Continues

…message is two-fold. It just makes sense to avoid unnecessary toxin exposure. And buying organic produce, wild-caught fish, and free-range meats, eggs, and poultry whenever possible really is one of the best ways to do that. Also, it’s important to take protective antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins…

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Monitoring Your Vision

…shown that taking lutein helps to increase visual acuity, and improve contrast sensitivity. You want to look for a product with 6–12 mg of lutein. Eggs (with the yolk), spinach, and greens such as kale and collards are also high in lutein; a one-cup serving of cooked spinach contains more than 13 mg…

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Chunky Chocolate Shard Cookies

…percent unsweetened chocolate joins up with coconut, pumpkin, and hemp seeds in this wheat-free cookie. Ingredients * 1 large free-range egg (or equivalent of egg substitute) * 2 tsp. vanilla extract * ½ cup xylitol * ½ cup softened virgin coconut butter (or dairy butter) * ¼ cup 1% milk * 1 cup roughly…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…protein. Before whey powder was available, the most popular sources of protein were lean cuts of meat, fish, legumes, oats, and egg whites. Some early “protein powders” used egg whites, but research found whey to be far superior. Whey powder could be one of the most potent and cost-effective methods of…

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