Q&A: Is 50 Egg whites a week okay?

Q: I eat 10 cooked egg whites five days a week.  Is that too much protein and can that cause digestive or other medical issues?
T.V., Wethersfield

A: Cooked egg whites are a nutritious, economical source of high quality protein. One egg white provides more than 3 grams of protein and less than 20 calories. Ten egg whites provides: 170 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, and 36 grams of protein. Eating egg whites in this quantity does not provide too much protein, and will not cause digestive or other medical issues as long as they are cooked.

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Eat Your Way to Wellness with Berries

Dietary surveys reveal that berry-rich diets are associated with: healthy body weight, a reduction in risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and improvements in mood and cognitive function. 

The health benefits of berries are well known so it is surprising that berry consumption remains low. On average, a person living in the United States consumes a mere one tablespoon of berries per week.

The bottom line is that berries are rich in nutrients that support overall health and wellbeing. We need to eat more of them.

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Cooking Techniques Improve the Flavor of Kale and other Dark Leafy Greens

Kale is a nutrient-dense, leafy green vegetable that is a good source of calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, C, E and K. Leafy greens could be a stellar addition to your lifestyle. Unfortunately many of us (children and adults alike) refuse to eat them. Why? Kale and other dark green vegetables (like broccoli and collards) have a bitter flavor and traditional cooking methods often do not improve meal-time appeal.

Read more to discover techniques that improve the flavor of kale and other bitter greens. 

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