With Breast Cancer Awareness month, it is important to shine a light on breast health for women. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet may help reduce your risk of breast cancer; however, committing to change your habits is sometimes easier said than done. Here are a few tips that make it easy for women to take care of their bodies and may reduce the risk of breast cancer:
1. Don’t be shy about breast health. Talk to your doctor and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
2. Exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes daily to help maintain a healthy body weight.
3. Make sure that you are performing regular self breast examinations at home, as well as getting yearly mammograms if you are over the age of 40.
4. Maintain a healthy diet by incorporating the right foods into your daily routine.
One food that is extremely important to include in a healthy diet is eggs, and Eggland’s Best (EB) eggs can help provide several key nutrients most Americans lack in their diet.
“With increased amounts of Vitamin A, B2, B12, D, choline and Omega-3 plus lower saturated fat and cholesterol, Eggland’s Best eggs are a tasty and convenient nutrient booster,” said registered dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, co-author of Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food and Nutrition Guide to Fuel Your Active Life. “As a healthy breakfast or snack, EB eggs provide good nutrition and energy to help you stay nourished and active all day long.”
EB is proud to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest breast cancer advocacy organization. For the first time in the brand’s history, they will display the Komen for the Cure’s running ribbon logo (along with a pink version of their iconic “EB” stamp) on all egg varieties during the Autumn of 2010. EB is donating $50,000 to support Komen for the Cure in its promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
See below for a healthy recipe to get you started on the right track.
Makes 4 servings
1 1/2 cups zucchini, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1/2 cup sweet red peppers, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon water
4 large Eggland’s Best eggs
1/4 cup non-fat milk
1/4 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, combine vegetables, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, and water. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until crisp-tender.
Thoroughly blend eggs and milk. Pour over vegetables. Cook over low heat until eggs are almost set. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil about 6 inches from heat until cheese is melted.
Cut into wedges and serve from pan or slide from pan onto serving platter.