Eggs are a great source of protein. In fact, one large egg contains around 6 grams of protein and only 70 calories. It is also a natural source of vitamins D, B12, riboflavin, and choline. While eggs do have a lot of cholesterol, it is possible to limit that intake by removing the yolk. In this video, Registered Dietitian Lynn Goldstein offers some tips on those looking to replace some of the cholesterol in eggs without losing any of the taste.
Calcium is the most prevalent mineral in your entire body and 99% of it is in your teeth and bones. Since the body cannot make this mineral on its own, you need to get it from calcium rich foods such as milks, breads and almonds. Some dietary supplements can also provide calcium. While everyone’s body is different, it is recommended that adults get about 1000 milligrams a day. Not enough calcium could lead to bone problems such as osteoporosis. Talk to your doctor today to make sure you are getting the proper amount of calcium.
Carbohydrates are essential to a diet and are in almost everything we eat. Carbs provide our body with energy or fuel. When we take in too many carbs, we have fuel to spare, and our body stores that as excess fat.
But are carbs good for you? Carbohydrates can be classified into good carbs and bad carbs. Good carbs are good because in addition to the carbs, they contain nutrients we need like vitamins, minerals, and a range of phytonutrients. Bad carbs are considered bad because
they are simple sugars like the ones in sodas and candy, or they are complex carbs that have been refined, or stripped of all of that good stuff during processing.
In this video, Registered Dietitian Lynn Goldstein explains the difference between simple carbs and complex carbs and where to find them.
Tip: Look for breads and pastas made with whole grains for a healthier carb.
Throughout time, people have been using chocolate, or more specifically cocoa, to treat upset stomachs and raging fevers. Cocoa is the main ingredient in chocolate and includes the very beneficial flavonoids. Chocolate is also helpful, especially dark chocolate, as it is shown to lower blood pressure. Our tip: Consume dark chocolate with 70% or more cocoa in the ingredients; anything less than that and you are likely to be getting too much sugar and various unknown ingredients.