Extension Living Well Month
Make mealtime a special family time. Make it a routine, turn off the TV, listen, talk and laugh. Help each family member feel special. For ideas on how to maximize family meals and promote healthy eating habits contact your local Extension Family and Consumer Sciences educator at 561-233-1742
March is National Extension Living Well Month.
Raising kids. Eating right. Spending smart…Living Well.
In February 2010, US Treasury created the "Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Housing Markets" and allocated funds under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) to five states: Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Nevada. Click here for more information.
Are Eggs Bad for Your Heart?
Eggs have been vilified in the past because of their cholesterol content. In 2011, after several studies, USDA determined the cholesterol content of one large egg to be 185 milligrams. Depending on the chicken’s diet, it may be lowered down to 139 milligrams of cholesterol per large egg.
The latest recommendation by the American Heart Association is that the number of eggs a healthy person should consume a week is no longer limited. The reason being, cholesterol is important to make hormones and cell membranes and eggs high nutrient content is important for many bodily functions. Although, in the past, individuals concerned about their cholesterol intake may have been advised to avoid eggs, nowadays, it is recommended that including eggs may not be bad after all, taking into consideration the overall consumption of other foods. Eggs are one of the few foods with the highest biological value, a measure of protein quality expressing the rate of efficiency with which protein is used for growth. It is a complete protein food because it contains all of the nine essential amino acids as well as the non-essential amino acids, making it second only to mother’s milk for human nutrition.
How eggs fit into a heart-healthy diet depends on various factors such as what other foods are eaten. Are they eaten along with foods such as meats, poultry, or dairies that are high in saturated fats? What about the amounts eaten! Consuming foods high in saturated fats has been associated with a higher risk of heart disease. Other factors affecting cholesterol levels include activity levels, health, age and genes.
Vegetables, fruits and grains contain no cholesterol. Adding more plant food to a plate rather than food with a high saturated fat content like bacon, may allow those individuals concerned with high cholesterol to include more eggs in their diet.
Eggs are rich in protein and other important nutrients. They are an inexpensive, easy and fast way to prepare a meal for your family when in a hurry. These are some important nutrients found in eggs:
Adding eggs to our meals not only decreases our food expenses it also adds important and essential nutrients that help our overall health.
How to buy eggs is another topic. Buying eggs today is very confusing. For more information on how to purchase eggs please follow this link to the University of Florida publication on a consumer’s guide to eggs: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY135700.pdf
Are you a Victim of Data Breach?
1. Your liability for fraudulent charges is limited under federal law.
Also, since the money to pay the debit card comes directly out of your bank account, you won’t be able to use that money until the fraud charge is reversed.
2. Check your credit report, but don’t panic.
3. Don’t pay for expensive credit monitoring or fraud detection services.
4. The strongest prevention against ID theft after a breach is a security freeze.
Source: Consumer Action New Bulletin, December 19, 2013
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