Eggs are an all-natural source of high-quality protein and a number of other nutrients, all for 70 calories an egg. Cost-effective and versatile, the unique nutritional composition of eggs can help meet a variety of nutrient needs of children through older adults.
Plus, nutrition research suggests eggs can play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function, eye health and more. In fact, according to a recent review and meta-analysis, eating one egg a day reduces risk of stroke by 12 percent. Also, a new study indicates adding eggs to a salad increases vitamin E absorption.
Take a look at some quick egg nutrition facts.
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In the 16 years that I have been involved in Fitness and Weight Loss Management, I have helped hundreds of people to get in better shape and to lose weight. Over this time I have also heard every excuse imaginable. As in life, in order to be successful, you will need good teachers, knowledge, a plan, goals, and support. However, the most important ingredient is commitment. Continue reading What does it take to lose weight?
As you consider starting an arthritis exercise program, understand what’s within your limits and what level of exercise is likely to give you results.
Controlling Your Arthritis
Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain, and helps combat fatigue. Of course, when stiff and painful joints are already bogging you down, the thought of walking around the block or swimming a few laps might seem overwhelming. Continue reading Exercise helps ease arthritis pain and stiffness
Chocolate is one of my favorite foods; not only because it is tasty, but also because it’s really good for your health.
The most recent evidence of this comes from an August study in the journal Neurology. Researchers found that chocolate may help older people keep their brains healthy and their thinking sharp. Study participants who drank two cups of cocoa daily for 30 days showed an 8.3 percent increase in blood flow to the brain, and they improved their scores on memory and thinking tests. Score! Continue reading Why Chocolate Is Good for Your Health
Cucumbers are one of the most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your body’s overall health, often referred to as a super food. Cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself.
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Research and studies indicate that are many profitable reasons for companies to invest in corporate fitness despite economic downturn.
Most people agree that a fit and healthy workforce is desirable – it should even bring positive business benefits. But support for investment in fitness facilities seems to wane during times of economic hardship. Continue reading Wellness in the workplace the business benefits of providing health and fitness facilities
The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound or two every year. Over a lifetime, holiday weight gain can really add up. The holidays don’t have to mean weight gain. Focus on a healthy balance of food, activity, and fun. By implementing a few simple tips you can stay healthy through the holiday season.
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The dangers of going gluten-free
It’s the biggest health craze of our time, though some doctors fear it’s creating real problems. (Even the Wheat Belly guru is worried)
by Cathy Gulli on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 7:00am
The first time Margaret Dron organized the Gluten Free Expo early last year, it was inside the gymnasium of a small community centre in east Vancouver. She had recruited one volunteer, two speakers, 38 vendors and expected 500 attendees. Continue reading The dangers of going gluten free
Sports and energy drinks are heavily marketed to children and adolescents, but in most cases kids don’t need them – and some of these products contain substances that could be harmful to children.
In a new clinical report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) outlines how these products are being misused, discusses their ingredients, and provides guidance to decrease or eliminate consumption by children and adolescents. Continue reading Kids Should Not Consume Energy Drinks, and Rarely Need Sports Drinks, says AAP
Fitness testing is a way of gaining information about the health, fitness level related and skill related components of an athletes fitness. Testing can take place in a number of environments, with laboratory testing being the most accurate; however there is still a large range of tests that can be carried out, away from a lab, which provide a lot of useful information. Fitness testing is not only for athletes, applies to any person that wants to get in a better physical fitness. Continue reading Fitness Testing