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The Truth Behind Eating Whole Eggs PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 June 2011 07:13

By Sam Childs

Eggs are a great source of nutrition. If you eat the WHOLE egg!

Somehow a lot of people know think that the egg yolk is the most unhealthy part of the egg, when in reality in contains 90%+ of the nutrition. Yolks contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, and B12, and panthothenic acid of the egg. The yolks also contain ALL of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the egg, as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids.

But won't eating whole eggs increase my cholesterol?...

Simply no. If you eat food which contains cholesterol such as eggs, your body will reduce its own production to balance it out. Also if you do not eat enough cholesterol you body simply produces more because it is is needed it body functions!

What about all the extra calories?...

Yolks do contain more calories than the white. But the yolks are so high in nutrient density that it helps your regulate your appetite for the remainder of the day meaning your eat less calories overall. An added bonus is that yolks maintain a good level of fat burning hormones in your body. I found a recent study interesting which showed that people who ate eggs as part of their breakfast maintained a healthy body weight compared to people who ate bagels based or cereal based breakfast. The reason for this was the fact that the eggs helped control hunger throughout the day, whereas the cereal/bagel based breakfast were prone to sugar swings and good cravings.

Also as an end note, if you do eat eggs do try and eat organic free range eggs. The reason for this is that organic free range eggs contain a significant amount more nutrition in them. The reason for this simply that the chickens are eating what they were designed to eat (worms, insects and greens etc). This then transfers to much healthier eggs and then a healthier you. Battery fed chickens are given piles of corn and soy while being indoors all day( poor chickens!). If you compare an organic free range egg to a batter fed chicken egg the difference is staggering. The organic free range will have a much harder shell and a brighter yolk, indicating higher nutrition levels. Whereas the battery fed eggs have weak shells and a poor colour to the yolks.

Now, I think I will go and have some scrambled eggs.

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Sam Childs, Owner and Publisher of www.truefitness4u.com

Whether your goals are to lose fat, get ripped or generally feel more comfortable in your own body, my articles can give you information all related to fitness.

Regards,
Sam Childs.

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A Discussion of High Cholesterol Foods PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 May 2011 10:24

By Lindsey West

You might think you know about food, but how much of that information extends beyond your daily diet? It's important to expand your knowledge regularly if you expect to stay healthy. It takes less effort to stay away from unhealthy foods related to cholesterol when you have fresh and tasty alternatives to choose from. The more you educate yourself about healthy eating patterns, the more choices you can explore for a better overall plan. It's important to incorporate a good degree of variety so that you don't get bored of eating the same staying on a continuing basis. No matter how healthy a particular choice may be, you'll start to lose interest if you don't actually enjoy eating your new healthier diet. Just remember that there are a myriad of replacements for all types of problematic foods and you should always keep an open mind to cook more of your own meals on a regular basis. Cooking in your kitchen is an advantage when you get the ultimate choice as to what types of ingredients you allow into your dishes.

Red meat usually comes up in discussions of high cholesterol foods. The nutritional benefits of red meat should not be ignored such as the fact it is one of the best foods high in iron and an excellent source of energy. But of course, filling your diet with red meat can cause other negative health complications if you don't limits yourself on occasion. While no one is telling you to eliminate your favorite red meat dishes completely, you shouldn't be eating it in every one of your meals. Take a look at how many times you eat red meat and pay attention to how you prepare it. There are alternate methods you can use that are much healthier if you take the time to look. It's possible to find an alternative to red meat such as a nice chicken dish or perhaps even a nice piece of salmon which works well with wonderful side dishes in addition to serving to help with your cholesterol.

The days of eating things without knowing exactly what they contained should be long behind you. It's a good idea to read the labels carefully on any snack item that you buy and make sure that saturated and trans fats are not featured prominently. Snacking itself is actually quite healthy if you go about it while keeping overall health a priority so look for alternatives in the realm of vegetables and fruits. There are a variety of yummy choices that you can make into healthy snacks and provide you a lot more nutrition than anything like a bag full of potato chips. With the right choices you can still find delicious things to enjoy while doing the healthy things necessary to manage your high cholesterol levels. There's no reason you have to become a vegetarian and a full balanced diet can be something you actually enjoy eating day-to-day.

Always make sure to stay in touch with your doctor to learn even more about high cholesterol foods.

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