Seven simple ways to prepare eggs
OTTAWA, April 11 /CNW/ - It's time to kick start breakfast routines by
cracking an egg each morning! Appealing to hungry kids and
time-strapped adults, eggs offer the best value for money when looking
for a nutritious and convenient meal that can be prepared in minutes.
This results in endless options for a healthy breakfast. Eggs are a
rich source of protein providing more staying power than other
breakfast choices - making them a great fit for a healthy, active
lifestyle. Egg Farmers of Canada suggests Canadians start hatching a
plan today for a protein-packed breakfast that will keep them feeling
satiated and energetic throughout the day.
Eggs: a high source quality protein
The protein found in eggs is the smartest way to start the day because
it keeps you feeling fuller longer, providing you with the energy to
stay active and focused longer. Protein helps the body control the
rate at which the energy in food (calories) is absorbed and is
essential for building and repairing body tissue, making eggs the right
choice. One large grade A egg contains 6 grams of the highest quality
protein to help you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
An egg a day is OK!
A study by the Harvard School of Public Health examined the association
between egg consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease and
stroke in women and men.1 The study of 117,000 participants with a 14-year follow up found that
eating up to one egg per day is unlikely to have a significant overall
impact on the risk of coronary heart disease or stroke, even for people
with high cholesterol.
"As our lives become busier and busier, eggs are a great option to turn
to for healthy, convenient breakfast options. They are versatile,
widely available and simple to cook in so many ways. Combined with the
many nutrients they offer, the benefits of eggs for a healthy lifestyle
are countless," says Bonnie Cohen, M.Sc., Registered Dietitian and
Manager, Marketing & Nutrition, Egg Farmers of Canada. "Studies show
that an egg a day is ok, so Canadian families are encouraged to look
for ways to add eggs to their breakfast plate."
Egg-nergize morning routines
Egg Farmers of Canada recommends these 7 quick and easy ways to add eggs
into morning breakfast routines:
Basic Hard-Cooked Eggs - This classic egg breakfast is perfect for anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Speedy Microwave Egg Strata - In a rush? With a total prep and cooking time of 6 minutes, start
your day with a nutritional, protein-rich breakfast.
Cheese and Vegetable Omelettes - Try serving with a pear, whole wheat toast and a glass of milk for a
Microwave Egg Cookers: Basic Recipe - For breakfast on the go or a quick bite at the office, satisfy that
hunger with the help of these Microwave Egg Cookers.
Basic Stovetop Scrambled Eggs - Trick of the trade: add water instead of milk to make scrambled eggs
fluffy and light!
Eggs in a Bread Basket - Flavourful and hearty, this recipe can be served at any meal-time.
Fruity Cottage Cheese Omelette - Substitute your usual breakfast sandwich with this colourful and
flavourful morning delight!
These, along with other egg-ceptional recipes can be found on www.eggs.ca.
Eggs are sometimes called "functional foods." These are foods that have
demonstrated physiological benefits and/or reduce the risk of chronic
disease beyond basic nutritional functions.2 Eggs are a good source of nutrients, containing 6 grams of protein,
only 70 calories and some healthful unsaturated fats that provide
long-lasting energy for your body.3 Eggs contain 14 key nutrients, including calcium, iron, vitamin A, D,
E and B12, which the body needs to attain good, overall health. Canada's Food Guide considers 2 eggs one serving from the Meat and Alternatives food group.
About Egg Farmers of Canada
Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) is a not‐for‐profit national organization
founded in 1972 that represents 1,032 regulated egg farmers in all ten
provinces and the Northwest Territories. EFC is dedicated to providing
fresh, nutritious and high-quality eggs at reasonable prices to all
Canadians. For more information, please visit www.eggs.ca.
1 Hu FB, et al. A prospective study of egg consumption and risk of
cardiovascular disease in men and women. JAMA 1999: 281: 1387-1394.
2 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. What are functional foods and
nutriceuticals? http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1171305207040. Accessed March 24, 2011.
3 Harvard Health Publications. Harvard Medical School. July 2006. http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/egg-nutrition Accessed March 14, 2011.
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For more information or to arrange an interview with Bonnie Cohen, M.Sc., Registered Dietitian with Egg Farmers of Canada, please contact:
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