Lets keep this easy, eggs are great from you!
They are chock full of vitamins and minerals that keep you lean, strong beautiful and energized!
Their bragging rights lie mostly in the yolk, so stop favoring those egg whites! The entire (shelled) egg delivers you
Biotin– One B vitamin that keeps your body fully digestion fats and protein.
Also protects your nerves, hair, nails and skin
Lutein and zeaxanthin– These are carotenes, Vitamin A pre-cursors. These 2 superhero nutrients fight colon cancer boosts your eye health.
Antioxidants – fight cancer and keeps your bad cholesterol ( LDL) low.
Lecithin– Vital to healthy brains, as well as aids digestion
Betaine – Homocysteine reducing vitamin. Keeps your arteries clean and healthy.
So if eggs keep us smart, lean, beautiful, disease free and energized …. Why did they ever have a bad rap?
Nina Plank, author of Real Food, WHAT TO EAT AND WHY. Sums it up nicely on with some great info from an expert on cholesterol metabolism:
Dr. Kilmer McCully states,: “…real eggs weren’t to blame. The studies used dehydrated eggs- which are liquidized, pasteurized and spray dried – found mostly in processed foods. The cholesterol in powdered eggs and powdered milk is oxidized and causes atherosclerosis (heart attacks).
McCully says scientists have known since 1950’s that eating oxidized cholesterol causes arthrosclerosis, but natural cholesterol does not. “ Pp. 212 Real Food
WHAT EGGS ARE BEST?
Listen here. You should be a picky with your eggs. They are worth the higher price tag. There is a lot of funny business happening in the chicken farming industry. You want to eggs from hens that they themselves ate great foods and ran around in the sun!
In fact pastured (grass roaming) hens yield rich yellow yolks. This is a sign of high beta carotene, A and E vitamins, lutein and folic acid.
Grass roaming hens also pass on rich omega 3 fats in their eggs. Omega 3’s are fats that keep diabetes, depression, obesity and heart disease at bay.
If you can’t find eggs from pastured chickens, barn raised birds (NOT IN CAGES) fed a diet rich in omega-3s are second best.
Don’t eat anything but the real thing. There is no healthy egg substitute. Buy fresh whole eggs from happy hens that eat bugs and grubs and live outside on green grass. And read those labels! You should be skeptical of eggs in processed foods.
Baked Avocado Eggs!
- 2 medium size, firm ripe avocados
- 2 tbsp grassfed butter or ghee
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp gomasio CLICK to learn about this – EVERYone should have this ( way better than salt)
- OR pink himalayan salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- PREHEAT oven to 375°F. LINE a baking sheet with aluminum foil l. FORM 4 circular rings out of aluminum foil to use in keeping the avocados upright for prepping and baking.
- SLICE the avocados and remove the pits. PLACE avocados inside the foil rings on the baking sheet and BRUSH with melted ghee/ butter. SCOOP out a hole where the pit was. Hole should be large enough to hold one broken egg.
- BREAK an egg into the center of each of the avocados, being careful to keep the yolks intact. SPRINKLE with salt and pepper.
- BAKE until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, about 15 minutes.
- TOP with parsley and ground pepper and serve.