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How To Choose Between Free-Range, Free-Run, Organic And Conventional Eggs

How To Choose Between Free-Range, Free-Run, Organic And Conventional Eggs

Eggs can come with a lot of labels these days — free-range, organic, cage-free. How is a consumer to know which ones are the best choice? Here’s the breakdown of what all those labels on your eggs mean. 1. Conventional eggs: These eggs often don’t have their harvesting practices labelled, and are usually the least expensive. In conventional systems, four hens are typically housed in each two-square-foot battery cage, in barns containing thousands of birds. This makes them prone to…

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Are Eggs Healthy?

Are Eggs Healthy?

In some ways, eggs are very good for you. First of all, they are a nutrient-dense food. They contain high-quality protein, meaning eggs offer all nine essential amino acids that can’t be made by humans and therefore must come from our diets. Protein in eggs can help build and preserve muscle as well as boost satiety, both of which are important for weight control. Eggs are also one of the few food sources of vitamin D and a source of…

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Some Organic, Free-Range Eggs More Nutritious, Marketplace Investigation Finds

Some Organic, Free-Range Eggs More Nutritious, Marketplace Investigation Finds

Some farming methods can affect vitamin, fat content By Virginia Smart / Marketplace, CBC News    Posted: Mar 11, 2016  Many of us start the day with eggs. But how do you decide which ones to buy? Eggs laid by free-range chickens from small flocks may be significantly higher in nutrients than eggs from caged hens, an investigation by CBC Marketplace reveals. Canadians spend more than $2 billion on eggs a year. While more than 90 per cent of eggs…

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Eggs Regain Reputation

Eggs Regain Reputation

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR    JANUARY 28, 2013 Egg yolks are high in cholesterol, but a new analysis adds to the evidence that they are not the dietary sin we once thought they were. The review suggests that for most people, eating one egg a day is not bad for the heart. Researchers reviewed eight prospective studies including 263,938 subjects and pooled the data for analysis. They found no evidence that eating up to an egg a day increased the risk…

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7 foods to fortify your body for winter

7 foods to fortify your body for winter

Boost your immune system: Most everyone knows that vitamin C is key to a healthy immune system. But did you know that drinking green tea can also boost your ability to fight off viruses? Green tea contains antioxidants called catechins, which are known to have flu-fighting properties, according to Health.com. The tea also contains theophylline, which opens your airways to help you breathe easier if mucus has taken hold. In a 2007 study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, participants who took…

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Egg yolks almost as heart-harmful as smoking: Study

Egg yolks almost as heart-harmful as smoking: Study

Both create artery-clogging plaque You’ve finally quit smoking; now get crackin’at losing the eggs. That’s if you put any credence in the conclusions of a Western University study that states yolks “accelerate” atherosclerosis — coronary artery disease — in a manner similar to cigarettes. Surveying more than 1,200 patients, Dr. David Spence, who led the study, found regular consumption of egg yolks is about two-thirds as bad as smoking in building up carotid plaque — a risk for stroke and…

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