Facts About Eggs With Rich Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Introduction:The poor old egg, although considered Nature's Perfect Food, one day we're told not to eat eggs and the next day that eggs are good for us. After you find out facts about eggs with rich omega-3 fatty acids, all confusion should be made clear.

  • 01

    What Chickens Eat

    Nature intended for chickens to eat wild greens, insects and worms. Not until man changed their diet for mash, did their egg product become unhealthy. Any animal that is allowed to pursue its natural diet is richer in omega-3 fatty acids.

  • 02

    What Tests Show

    The National Institutes of Health tested hard-boiled eggs from free-ranging hens that ate a diet rich in purslane, a wild-growing green containing 15 times more omega-3 fatty acids than commercial lettuce. The chickens tested had a ratio of 1 to 1 omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. Commercial eggs from mash feed chickens contained a whopping ratio of 20 to 1!

  • 03

    Egg Use In Mediterranean Diet

    As we know, eggs in general were proven less harmful to our health than we had been told for years. The Mediterranean Diet Plan advises that we may have one supermarket egg per day if we have healthy cholesterol levels. Otherwise, recommendation is to eat egg whites or egg substitutes.

  • 04

    Omega-3 Rich Egg In Mediterranean Diet

    However, if you really enjoy eating eggs, you'll love this fact, the restriction does not apply to higher omega-3 egg use! Small studies have proven that two rich omega-3 eggs daily did not raise cholesterol. In fact, the LDL (bad) cholesterol did not rise. Also, triglycerides were lower and HDL (good) cholesterol raised.

  • 05

    Free-Ranging Chickens

    Be mindful that just because producers advertise their chickens as "free-ranging" or "free-roaming" does not necessarily mean the eggs contain more omega-3 fatty acids. Unless they ranged or roamed on land containing green plants and insects their eggs will not be nutritionally better than regular supermarket eggs. The point is read labels carefully to ensure health benefits of your purchase.




Final Thoughts

Please share the facts about eggs with high omega-3 fatty acids with your doctor if you are on an egg restricted diet. Should you start eating more eggs, I know Eggland's Best are the real deal. I've included Eggland's Best as part of my Mediterranean Diet with no adverse results. However, in good conscience, let me stress check with your doctor, do your own research and then determine whether or not to eat more eggs.






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