Can you imagine your doctor prescribing eggs to help reduce your risk of heart disease?  Based on current research, this is a reality.  People in all parts of our big world enjoy eggs!  They have long been recognized as an excellent protein source and have unique binding properties that make them useful in sauces and baked goods.  The humble egg has impressive health credentials and pasture-raised eggs are an egg-cellent choice for those of us who desire to LIVE YOUNGER.  

Eggs provide “complete” protein, which means that they have the full array of essential amino acids.  Amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins and those termed “essential” have to be derived from food.  Our bodies cannot manufacture them but they are required for muscles, skin, hair, internal organs and basically all parts of our incredible physical bodies.  They help regulate body processes and their benefits include:

  • Improved mood and sleep
  • Stronger immunity
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Better hair, skin, and nails
  • Blood sugar management
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits

Nutrient dense, pasture-raised eggs are also a great source of selenium, iodine, and the B Vitamin called choline.  Choline is essential for optimal health and is a forerunner of acetylcholine, a chemical used to transmit nerve signals for memory and learning.  The average egg contain about 25 percent of the daily requirement.  Choline is also used to build cell membranes and is necessary to move fat out of the liver; without it, fatty liver develops.  Dietary surveys estimate that the majority of people in the United States don’t get enough choline.  Eggs are a great place to START SOMEWHERE!  

Both the white of the egg and the yolk of the egg are rich in nutrients.  The yolk is the source of fat-soluble vitamins, cholesterol, and the above-mentioned essential amino acids.  More than half of the protein is found in the egg white, as well as a wealth of vitamins.  Although they contain cholesterol, it is important to note that this doesn’t necessarily have adverse affects on blood cholesterol.  Research has actually found that people who regularly eat eggs have a higher level of High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is the good kind that is linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.

Hens who have been able to graze on bugs and grass in a natural environment have higher Omega-3 levels, as well as an increase in Vitamin E.  Clover and alfalfa can increase these levels.  It makes sense – we are what we eat and so are chickens!  When the hens have been eating organic, it is even better.  The organic standards lower the risk of contaminated feed.  It’s important to note that organic doesn’t necessarily mean pasture-raised and vice versa.  You will find some eggs labeled “higher in Omega 3” which means that the hens have been supplemented with omega-3 oils such as flaxseed oil or krill oil.   

START SOMEWHERE giving your body more of what it craves.  Pasture-raised eggs are an egg-cellent choice.  LIVE YOUNGER by incorporating fresh foods grown naturally.  You can do it.  I will help you.  

Pasture-Raised Eggs are an egg-cellent choice!

Pasture-Raised Eggs are an egg-cellent choice!