Are eggs good for our health, or not? This is a question I’ve been asking myself for a while and decided to study this problem a bit and find out the answer. After a little bit of research, I consider that the answer is YES! Eggs are healthy but they MUST be ecological and come from hens that were raised without antibiotics, hormones and other bad substances. The hens must also be raised in a safe, open space environments.
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Most of the eggs we find in stores are filled with antibiotics, hormones and other toxic substances. I DON’T RECOMMEND the consumption of such eggs. I honestly don’t know if I trust the so called “eco” eggs, because you can never know for sure if they truly come from healthy hens. I advise you to buy your eggs from the farmer’s market, and as I did, try to find a 100% safe source. I was lucky enough to find a safe source and now eat eggs only from happy, healthy hens.
Egg Nutrition Facts | How are ecological eggs different from regular eggs?
1. Hens are fed exclusively with eco, non GMO foods.
2. The hens were not given any antibiotics or synthetic vitamins.
3. The hens food does not contain any chemicals, pesticides, additives, hormones or GMOs.
4. The biorhythm of the birds is respected so that they aren’t stressed in any way to produce more eggs than they want to.
5. The hens are raised in such a way so that they can enjoy an open space environment.
Egg Nutrition Facts | Quail eggs
6. It is said that quail eggs are a lot healthier than hens eggs. This is true. One quail egg contains 5 times more phosphorus, 8 times more iron, 6 times more vitamin B1 and 15 times more vitamin B2 than a hen’s egg. It also contains vitamins A, B, D, E and minerals such as calcium, zinc and potassium.
Egg Myths Debunked!
- 7. Eggs are bad for your liver and increase bad cholesterol LDL – FALSE
This myth is one of the most known myths regarding egg consumption. A large egg contains about 211 mg of cholesterol, which is 70% of the daily recommended dosage. This should not alarm us, because if we are healthy and have a balanced diet we won’t have any problems with the increase of LDL in our body . Anyway, eggs should be consumed with moderation.
- 8. We shouldn’t eat more than 3 eggs per week – FALSE
A healthy person can eat even 1-2 eggs per day.
- 9. Eggs are hard to digest – FALSE
If the egg is fresh and has been cooked right, you don’t have to worry it will be hard to digest. Keep in mind that a soft boiled egg is easier to digest than a hard boiled egg.
- 10. If the egg yolk has a bright yellow/orange color it means it’s healthier – FALSE
The color of the yolk is given by its carotene content. More carotene it has, the brighter the color is. Some farmers even add carotene in the hens foods in order to get bright colored egg yolks.