Organic Egg Really Does Do Your Body Good
Dr. Ben Kim
you've been staying away from eggs because of the fear of high cholesterol, it
may be worth your while to get cracking. Cracking organic eggs, that is.
the cholesterol issue, if you haven't already joined me in realizing that conventional
guidelines on cholesterol are inadequate, be sure to read my
article on cholesterol.
eggs are power packed with significant quantities of the following healthy nutrients:
protein and fat
A, D, B12, B2, Niacin, and Folic Acid
and zeaxanthin, which are yellow or orange carotenoids that reduce the risk of
cataracts and age-related macular degeneration
which is a nutrient that is essential to normal cell structure and function and
proper signaling between regular cells and nerve cells
are my personal guidelines on eating eggs for health:
sure to eat only organic eggs from free range birds.
you fry or scramble eggs, be sure to use virgin coconut oil or organic butter,
both high in saturated fats and therefore stable when exposed to medium to high
cooking temperatures. Another option is to use olive oil with low to medium temperatures.
you are going to eat cooked eggs, strive to eat them with a generous serving of
vegetables. Eggs do not have any fiber, which means that if they are eaten alone
or with other foods that have little or no fiber, they can contribute to constipation.
not eat cooked eggs every day, as it is possible to become allergic to cooked
eggs if you eat them daily. Three to five servings per week is fine for most people.
eating raw eggs. They are clearly superior to cooked eggs for your health. They
are so easily assimilated into your blood that they typically don't leave anything
in your intestines to contribute to constipation. Check out this delicious
recipe for a raw egg and banana shake that I drink regularly.
A note about
raw eggs: many people in North America have been conditioned to believe that
eating raw eggs is dangerous because of the potential of being infected with salmonella.
According to a recent study by the United States Department of Agriculture, only
one in every 30,000 eggs is contaminated with salmonella. Although there are no
statistics that tell us what the percentage is for organic eggs, you can believe
that it is far lower. The healthier the bird and its environment and feed, the
less risk there is of salmonella contamination. Personally, I dont worry
about this at all. People all over the world - particularly in Russia, China,
and Korea - have been enjoying the health benefits of raw eggs for thousands of
are four measures that I use to spot a healthy egg:
It should have an intact shell with no cracks.
2. It should have not have
a bad smell.
3. The white portion should be gel-like and not watery.
The yellow portion should be round and firm. The darker the yellow portion, the
more healthy and tasty egg recipes, be sure to check out our recipes
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