A health freak mom's thoughts on health and all things healthy

Month: July 2014

Cough and Cold Products for Children: Risk and No Benefit

Cough and Cold Products for Children: Risk and No Benefit

Recently, my girls were down with a bout of cough, mild running nose and a phlegmy throat. When my eldest girl coughed, the phlegm in her throat made her cough sound pretty bad. Someone close to the girls passed a remark as to why I […]

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Seeking Help for Vaginismus

Seeking Help for Vaginismus

The symptoms of vaginismus can effect many facets of your life, including your sex life, your ability to use tampons and even your willingness to have gynecological exams. This condition, which causes the muscles of the vagina to tighten, can be brought on by conscious […]

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Health Benefits of Eating Eggs

Health Benefits of Eating Eggs

Cass loves eating eggs. On some days, she can eat up to 4 eggs in a day.

Am I lucky or what? Yea, I think I am lucky that she loves eating this egg-ceptional superfood, cooked in any variety.

Eggs are considered the “gold standard” for protein quality because their amino acids are the most digestible to humans. Eggs are also a wonderful brain-healing food, rich in B vitamins and protein.

On most mornings, she will request for 2 half-boiled eggs. She likes it best this way, with a few shakes of pepper. Then she gulps down her cup of favorite strawberry-flavored yoghurt milk (color-free). On some mornings, she will eat her eggs with a slice or two of bread. She has a very wholesome and filling breakfast before she goes to school.

There are several nutrients specific to the egg yolk that help promote overall health. Egg yolks are one of the richest dietary sources of the B-complex vitamin choline, which is associated with better neurological function and reduced inflammation. There’s also evidence that dietary choline helps with fetal brain development when pregnant women eat it. Another side benefit of a diet rich in choline is, well, happiness!

One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline, a nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system and cardiovascular system.

Despite the hoopla of eggs being high in fat, it is the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.

Eggs may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least six eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.

Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals.

So if you are fed-up with your typical kind of food for breakfast, just cook 2 hard-boiled eggs, pack them in your lunch box and eat them on the go, in school or in the office! Eggs are very affordable and they are choke-full of nutrients.

 

 

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My Daily Coffee Fix

My Daily Coffee Fix

I am quite a coffee addict. I need it to kick-start my day. But I am not persnickety though. I do not need gourmet coffee or boutique coffee. I can’t really tell the difference anyway 😉  Nescafe is enough to satiate my addiction of the […]

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