March 8, 2018 -- From the March Wellness newsletter from the district’s Food Services department
Did you know...?
Ah, the humble, wonderful egg! It's just 75 or so calories, but with seven grams of high-quality protein, iron, just about every known vitamin, and plenty of other minerals and disease-fighting nutrients. And eggs have even been shown to raise H DL "good" cholesterol. You might say eggs are the complete natural food package. They're versatile for cooking. Easy to prepare. Filling. Inexpensive. Readily available. And they stay good for weeks in the fridge. Indeed, eggs are perhaps the perfect food - for breakfast, or any time!
Other tips for taking a stand for better health:
Try lots of different fruits, veggies and whole grains for a healthy diet. You’re bound to find a few you really like.
Want to get more veggie servings in your weekend breakfast? Cook with eggs! Onions, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and other veggies go great in omelets and egg scrambles.
A lot of hardcore athletes and workout wonks follow up a gym or running session with protein powder. But maybe they should try a few hard boiled eggs instead. Eggs are an excellent natural source of protein, with all the essential amino acids in the exact right ratios your body craves.
Choline is a nutrient that stimulates a crucial neurotransmitter that is responsible for memory, mental clarity, cognition, brain health, and mental development. As many as
nine out of 10 of us don't get enough choline in our diets. Guess who's a good source of choline? You know it – eggs!
You know what that big “E” at the top of the eye chart stands for, don’t you? That’s right – eggs! Eggs contain two nutrients called lutein and zeaxanthin that specifically help counteract degenerative processes that make our eyesight worse and even lead to cataracts and macular degeneration, two of most common eye afflictions. Eggs are also high in Vitamin A, another nutrient that is crucial for eye health and good sight.