As the official Â“WorldÂ’s Fastest Omelet Maker,Â” itÂ’s no secret that I love the incredible edible egg. So I couldnÂ’t pass up the opportunity this week to take off my chefÂ’s hat and talk about the incredible attention eggs have been getting in the media the past few days. It looks like as the lazy days of summer come to an end, people are looking for foods that can keep them (and their families) going throughout busier days.
Yesterday, USA Today provided back-to-school breakfast and lunch recommendations from two registered dietitians. The dietitians emphasized the importance of eating protein at breakfast to help kids and adults stay satisfied and focused. Of course, eggs are one of the foods they recommend eating!
PARADE magazine just featured an article on Â“Food to make kids smart.Â” And again, my favorite food is highlighted as a great source of protein for a brain-boosting breakfast. We all want our kids to leave the house ready to learn and take on the day, but we adults need to eat a good breakfast too Â– I know that when I eat a good breakfast with lots of protein, I feel full longer and have more energy. Eggs actually have some of the highest-quality protein you can find Â– and theyÂ’re just 70 calories each.
Aside from protein, eggs are also an excellent source of choline, a nutrient that very few people get enough of or even know about, but that helps with brain and memory development. Yesterday, David Zinczenko, editor of MenÂ’s Health magazine and author the book Â“Eat This, Not That,Â” went on the Today show to discuss healthy restaurant options for kids. When telling Meredith Viera about the best foods for kids to eat at a diner, he recommended eggs for their choline and their ability to help you lose weight. You can watch that segment here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/26389394#26389394.
Some people have shied away from eggs in the past because they contain cholesterol. But thanks to more than 30 years of scientific research, itÂ’s official Â– eggs donÂ’t increase your risk of heart disease or stroke.Â My friend and colleague, Dr. Don McNamara, can shed a lot more light on egg nutrition at his blog, Unscrambling the Science, if youÂ’re interested.Â
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