Eggs: Which are Best to eat?
Yesterday, my great friend and cutting edge nutrition expert Nick Pineault shared why the grass-fed beef you’re paying top dollar for might really NOT be grass-fed at all.
Unfortunately, he’s back today with more bad news…
Pay close attention:
BAD NEWS About Free-Range Eggs
By Nick Pineault
The Nutrition Nerd and author of the Truth about Fat Burning Foods
Claims on egg cartons can be VERY misleading.
Free-range… pastured… organic… added lutein… added omega-3…
So which ones are the best?
The simple answer is: you want the eggs than come from the healthiest hens possible.
In other words, hens need to have access to sunshine and be able to eat the
omnivorous diet they’re supposed to. Yes, hens are in fact omnivores
(mostly insectivores), and do not usually eat the grains most farmers feed them
Eggs raised this way (“pastured eggs”) pack a ton more nutrition than regular factory eggs.
– 66% more vitamin A
– 200% more omega-3
– 300% more vitamin E
Very much like beef, eggs’ claims are mostly not regulated.
For example, a farmer could say that its hens are “cage-free” but, in fact, they could
still be packed into an overcrowded barn in the dark – leading to very poor life conditions
for them and ultimately eggs that contain way less nutrients in your shopping cart.
Also, another misleading claim (that just isn’t worth the extra money you pay) is “Added Omega-3.”
It’s true that using flax as part of poultry ration can increase the ALA omega-3
content of egg yolk fat.
BUT — there’s a caveat: this type of omega-3 is 8 to 33 times less absorbable
than the animal-based omega-3 (EPA and DHA) naturally contained in eggs.
To make it even worse, the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s independent
lab tests revealed that certain enriched eggs contain less than half of the omega-3
claimed on the packaging.
The bottom line: just like buying grass-fed beef, knowing your egg farmer personally
remains the best way to make sure you’re getting the nutrition you’re paying a premium for.
“Pastured” and “organic” are probably the two labels that I would trust the most, but
if you’re still in doubt, make sure to verify the color of the yolk.
If the yolk is a pale yellow, chances are that these eggs aren’t really pastured.
But if it’s bright orange, you’ve got a keeper.
Important reminder: Of course, if you can only get regular factory eggs, remember
that they’re still MUCH better than any granola bar as a filling snack, or as any pastry
or cereals for breakfast.
This is exactly why Karen and I buy three or four dozen eggs every week from a local farmer that we trust.
Nowadays, they’re very easy to find. Just ask around or go on-line and search your local area.
Now in case you didn’t already know, this type of stuff is going on EVERYWHERE inside your local grocery stores and restaurants. So here are 5 more foods, that most of us eat daily, that absolutely destroy your metabolism:
In fact, your body can actually have an allergic reaction to these so-called healthy foods, triggering unhealthy and even dangerous fat to pile up everywhere, especially on your belly, hips, waist and thighs.
So eating less and exercising more won’t do diddly-squat until you eliminate these 5 foods:
Make sure you stay away from these foods at ALL costs — they slowly bring your metabolism to a crawl and cause inflammation.
Have an awesome day!
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