Happy Easter! Did you go for an Easter Egg hunt? If so, what do you plan to do with all the eggs you have found? Well, here is a LOVEly way to to make a heart-warming breakfast or snack for yourself and your loved ones: Hearty Eggwich.
If you prefer to boil eggs instead, I’ve found an amazing cooking technique for turning out the perfect boiled eggs. Check it out here!
Whether you observe the holiday or not, Easter is the time for us all to celebrate the beginning of Nature’s birth cycle. The bunny and the egg are symbols of fertility and life. With that theme in mind, I would like to share with you a few things about eggs.
Did you know that there is a huge nutritional difference between conventional eggs and pasture-raised eggs? Conventional eggs from industrial-scale egg operations that grant no outdoor access to the chickens have yolks that are pale in color and are poor in nutrients. Eggs from small- to medium-scale family farms that give the chickens ample pasture to forage for worms, bugs, grains, grass and so on are bright in color, with the best ones in bright orange. They also contain a lot more Vitamins A, E, carotenoids and Omega 3 fatty acid than conventional ones.
To help you decide which brands of eggs to shop for, check out this list. I would suggest choosing brands rated anywhere from 3 to 5 “eggs.”
And here is a super useful article to help you decipher the marketing gimmicks that hide the truth about eggs’ origins.
Perhaps you have been trying to avoid eating egg yolks for fear of raising your cholesterol level. If so, I have good news for you: Our body actually needs the cholesterol in meat and eggs to make testosterone (which is needed in both male AND female). This also helps increase energy and build muscle. In fact, one study at the University of Connecticut found that eating the whole egg can increase the amount of cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), which is the good cholesterol. HDLs play an important role in moving excess cholesterol out of the bloodstream and bringing it back to the liver. The real threat to high cholesterol are actually trans fats and sugar, not dietary cholesterol.
For a comprehensive list of eggs’ health benefits, check out this article here.
So many wonderful reasons to love your eggs…. Now, go cook some and enjoy!
A final word about the frequency of eating eggs. According to Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s book, “Eat Right 4 Your Type,” Type O individuals can enjoy 4-8 eggs per week if they are Caucasians, 5-8 per week if they are Asians, but unfortunately, no eggs for individuals of African origins. Type As can have 1-3 eggs per week regardless of ancestry. Type Bs can have 3-4 eggs if they are of African or Caucasian descent, and 5-6 eggs if they are Asians. Lastly, Typa ABs can have 3-5 eggs per week if they are of African descent, 3-4 eggs if they are Caucasians, and 2-3 eggs if they are Asians.
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