Eat– for Good Health

Many farmers (for example Eggland’s Best Eggs) are now feeding chickens marigold petals which supercharges their eggs with higher levels of lutein, a carotenoid that protects against cataracts and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the U.S.  Two control groups in a research study were fed various forms of foods with lutein, some with spinach and some with eggs.  The blood concentrations of lutein were three times greater in the egg eating group.  Here’s why– fats in the yolk help transport lutein into your bloodstream.  Eggland’s Best Eggs have 35% more lutein than other eggs.  Another study shows an egg a day does not affect cholesterol levels, and an egg has 7 grams of protein at just 100 calories.

On page 123, our GOLD STANDARD OF THIN Southwest Frittata will turn your brunch or dinner into a fiesta. Photo is courtesy of Derf. These spicy flavors are also a big hit with men when they’re watching a football game.  Per serving, calories are 220.  Ingredients:  4 large eggs and one egg white, 1/4 jalapeno pepper chopped, 1/2 medium chopped tomato, diced green onion, and 1 cup low-fat, low sodium shredded cheddar cheese.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees, spray a non-stick skillet, beat eggs.  Saute’ vegetables for three minutes, add to egg mixture, and bake for 5 to 7 minutes until set.  Sprinkle with cheese and put under the broiler for a couple of minutes until slightly browned.  Cut into 8 wedges.  One serving is 2 wedges.

Southwestern Frittata. Photo by Derf

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