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What Should You Avoid?

You’ve probably heard mixed reviews about eggs. The question is… Are they really an almost-perfect protein source? Or should you avoid them at all costs to keep your cholesterol at bay? Last year, new research came out stating that eggs are as bad for your arteries as smoking is! But what is really true?

First, it is important to note that cholesterol is a crucial component in the body (it is produced in the body every day) and cholesterol in food does little to increase the cholesterol in your blood. Saturated fats, hydrogenated fats and sugar have a much bigger impact on the bad cholesterol levels and problems with your arteries.

Most conventional chicken farms keep their chickens confined to small areas, feed them a diet consisting exclusively of grains, and never let them see the sun. They are treated with antibiotics and fed pesticide-treated feed. This, of course, is not how a chicken is meant to live. Chickens are meant to eat bugs, plants, grass and seeds, and receive ample amounts of vitamin D from the sun and exercise from wandering around. The way a chicken lives has a huge impact on the nutrients in the eggs. Confined chickens tend to have much higher amounts of Omega-6, which we usually get more of than needed on a regular basis. The eggs will also contain many of the chemicals the chicken consumes. Avoid non-organic, caged eggs!


What Do We Recommend?

Eat organic eggs from free-range chickens to get a healthy dose of vitamins A, D, E, B1, B2, B6, B12, folate and pantothenic acid (B5) as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and zinc. They are also an excellent source of protein, containing all nine essential amino acids (they really are a perfect protein source!). Organic, free-range eggs have about twice the Omega-3 as conventional eggs (so they contain a much better ratio of Omega-3’s to -6’s) and do not contain any antibiotics or pesticides. They also contain much more vitamin D – one of the few food-sources of this vitamin.


Which Products Have We Found?

If you can find a local farmer who has free-range chickens, definitely support them by buying some eggs! Check out some local farmers markets.

Brooker’s Natural Meats has free-range, organic eggs that you can order online and have delivered to the clinic (in order to save the shipping fee) on the first Monday of every month. Check out their website at and ask us if you want more information about the delivery program!

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