shellis-baby.jpgEggs are God’s little storehouse of sunshine; they are one of the few foods containing the sunshine vitamin D. An egg has over 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat (cholesterol). Eggs also contain B vitamins (B6, B12 and Folate) and vitamins A, E and K. Eggs are truly a super food.

In Baby Bites I explain, “Eggs are God’s perfect food, as they contain nine amino acids and are one of the few foods containing vitamin D. The egg protein is of such high quality that all other proteins are measured by it. Eggs are a good source of lysine, also found in beans, meat, fish, and dairy products. In addition there are only 5 grams of fat in a large egg yolk.

Are you avoiding eggs because of cholesterol? There’s a modern myth that eating eggs will give a person high cholesterol. Unless you already have high cholesterol, eating a few eggs a week won’t alter your cholesterol levels.”

Ali is a little bundle of sunshine herself!

Many people have been scared silly by the media blitz about high cholesterol. Because the egg’s cholesterol is contained entirely in the yolk, it’s routinely discarded. My mom always avoided the yolk, even though I reassured her that a few eggs wouldn’t alter her cholesterol levels. In fact, your body makes it’s own cholesterol. When you cut out cholesterol from your diet, your body makes up the difference by producing more!

Egg whites contain very few of the egg’s nutrients. When you throw away the yolk, you’re throwing away ALL of the vitamins A, D, E, K, and carotenoids, 90 percent of the B vitamins, calcium, and iron, and nearly half of the protein. When purchasing eggs, you’ll want to spend just a little more, because organic, free-range eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition!

Real free-range eggs have:
1/4 less saturated fat
1/3 less cholesterol
2/3 more vitamin A
2 times more Omega-3
2 times more vitamin E
4-6 Times more vitamin D
7 times more Beta Carotene

So, enjoy your morning eggs, you’ll be better off than taking vitamins.

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One thought on “Egg-licious

  1. JessieKate says:

    It’s also worth mentioning that eggs from pastured chickens contain about 500% of some important nutrients. If you can raise backyard hens or buy eggs from someone who does, it will be completely worth it.

    I just want to mention that what you said about the yolk having all the vitamins is completely right. Nature intended it that way because you need the fat to absorb many of the nutrients. Without saturated fat in your diet you can’t absorb calcium. Skim milk doesn’t have much for vitamins either, the nutrients are in the butterfat. They add them back in before they put it in the grocery store, but it’s much better to get it naturally, I think.

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