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A Dozen Reasons to Eat Eggs

Improves Concentration Good nutrition affects a child’s ability to learn. Research* has shown that eating a well-balanced breakfast can improve a child’s: concentration level and attention span math and reading skills behaviour attendance test scores Starting the day with a healthy breakfast that...

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Posted on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 21:21 by Bill Mitchell

How much fat is in an egg?

Eggs are highly nutritious offering 14 essential nutrients including an excellent source of hunger-curbing protein and a moderate amount of fat. The fat in an egg is found in the yolk. There are 5 grams of fat, not a lot, a bit more than a teaspoon. That’s about the same amount of fat you’d find in...

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Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 17:43 by Bill Mitchell

What’s better to eat the egg white or the egg yolk?

Egg whites and egg yolks offer different nutrients, so to get the full 14 nutrient package, it’s best to eat the whole egg. Just how does the nutrition profile of egg whites and egg yolks vary?  Take a look. Egg whites: Half the riboflavin Half the “hunger-curbing” protein Egg yolks: Half the...

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Posted on: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:37 by Bill Mitchell

Many don’t get enough protein at breakfast. Eggs anyone?

Cereal with milk is a go-to breakfast choice for many but emerging science suggests that won’t deliver enough protein.  Adding eggs to our weekday routine can help. Convincing research is showing that not only do we need more protein than we once thought but that breakfast is the meal most short...

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Posted on: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 12:12 by Bill Mitchell

Power up your day with eggs this Black Friday!

  Eggs provide the lasting energy serious Black Friday shoppers need to make it through their bargain-hunting day. Before you head out the door with list in hand, get the power of hunger-curbing protein working for you with these 5 quick breakfast ideas: Two soft-cooked eggs, slice of whole-grain...

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Posted on: Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 16:38 by Bill Mitchell

Beat the clock with "breakfast for dinner" on Hallowe'en night

Hallowe’en  can be a frantic, flurry of frightful fun and I have to say I love it all.  There’s dinner to make, kids to squeeze into costumes ready to burst from the coats we insist they wear underneath,  reminders to keep safe,  and  Jack-o-lanterns to light. It may be tempting to order-in, but...

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Posted on: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 00:01 by admin

Why this dietitian LOVES eggs

Wholesome and delicious. While that captures my honest to goodness love of everything eggs, I can easily come up with a dozen reasons to enjoy eggs: Eggs taste terrific and can be enjoyed so many ways. With eggs in the fridge, I know I can whip up different meals or snacks. Eggs provide an...

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Posted on: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:04 by Bill Mitchell

5 surprising facts about eggs

Most of us love eggs and they are a staple in our homes. After reading this list you may just have a few new reasons to love eggs. One egg has just 70 calories. That’s fewer calories than a slice of bread. Two eggs or one Canada’s Food Guide serving provides just 7% of your “calorie budget” based...

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Posted on: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 13:16 by Bill Mitchell

5 Ways Dietitians of Canada makes shopping for healthier food easier

Faced with thousands of options at the grocery store, it may not be a surprise that 2/3 of Canadian shoppers report they struggle to make healthier choices when shopping.* In response, Dietitians of Canada has made the focus of this year’s nutrition month, you guessed it, shopping. Luckily, when it...

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Posted on: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 13:40 by Bill Mitchell

A vitamin in eggs helps with memory

Protein-rich eggs for breakfast curbs hunger helping us to stay on-task in the morning. OK you knew that one but how about this? Eggs are also one of the best sources of choline. That’s a B-vitamin used to make a brain chemical needed for memory. While we still have lots to learn about choline, one...

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Posted on: Monday, February 11, 2013 - 15:16 by Bill Mitchell