HEALTH / FITNESS
Information about fitness, health, nutrition and weight loss
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- October Recipes
- Exercise Videos
- Eggs, Eggs and more Eggs
October Recipes - Click Here
Try one or more of these recipes that feature eggs.
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In previous issues we have featured simple exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home and without buying fancy expensive equipment. You can view these videos on our Youtube channel.
October 12th marks the World Egg Day, a celebration of eggs. Eggs have been consumed by humankind for thousands of years. Nearly every culture has recipes containing eggs, either as a featured element or as an ingredient. Extremely versatile, the egg is truly an "incredible, edible" food as advertised.
If you have read anything about eggs you already know that it is an inexpensive form of protein and is filled with all sorts of yummy good stuff, but is still healthy and not the cholesterol bomb that it was once criticized as being. Eggs can be a healthy part of most eating needs or choices.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the farming techniques in producing chicken eggs are controversial. If you are interested in and able to purchase poultry eggs that meet a higher ethical production standard, please read more about that here: http://www.care2.com/causes/how-to-be-an-ethical-egg-eater.html and/or http://certifiedhumane.org
Additionally, replacement egg-free products can be substituted for most recipes. Check here: http://www.peta.org/living/food/egg-replacements/
If your recipe calls for separated eggs don't be worried! Egg yolk and egg white replacements are also available.
Facts about eggs:
- To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is hard-cooked but if it wobbles, it is raw.
- The color of an egg yolk is determined by hen's diet. The more yellow and orange plant pigments there are in the grain fed to a hen, the more vibrant the color of the yolk will be.
- A way to test the freshness of your egg is to carefully place the egg in a cup of water. Fresh eggs will sink and remain flat lengthwise at the bottom of the cup. The older the egg, the more likely it is to completely float. Semi-fresh eggs will stand up on one end and not lie flat at the bottom. This is because an air pocket in the fat portion of the egg increases in size the older an egg gets.
- The brown or white colour of an eggshell is purely dependent on the breed of the hen.
- The average person on Earth consumes 173 eggs a year.