Eggs are one of the best foods for long-term health.
I remember reading that prisoners of war (perhaps in Japan or somewhere else in Asia) were given little more than boiled eggs every day for several years of captivity.
When they were finally released… we might imagine their health to be sorely deteriorated due to malnutrition right?
Apparently, this wasn’t the case at all. They were in near perfect health (relatively speaking given being held in captivity!)
But think of it. The egg. What’s inside?
Cholesterol yes. And we’re all affected by the medical establishments multi-decade propaganda about reducing our cholesterol intake. However today studies show that the cholesterol in eggs may actually help balance our cholesterol levels!
Basically, I don’t believe for a second that eggs will have a negative effect on my cholesterol. Don’t take anything I say as medical advice however. But do your research.
The brain is something like 70% or is it 90% cholesterol after all…
Dietary Protein Sources
Animal protein is good although it’s not always easy or particularly affordable to keep eating lots of grass-fed organic fresh meats.
Fish protein is good although it’s far from easy to get fish that is certainly not affected by the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown which apparently is still spewing tons of radioactive water into the Ocean which is carried in currents and picked up by fish such as Tuna and Salmon.
Alternatively, fish from ‘fish farms’ are likely saturated with disgustingly infected water and therefore the fish are presumably riddled with toxins.
So what other good sources of protein are there?
Powders? Yes although there are very few that I would be comfortable including in a healthy long-term diet. Topic for another time.
Vegetables? Sure… broccoli is high in protein and others… but you know… there’s only so much veg I can get down my hatch before feeling full.
Nuts are great too.
Although both veg and nuts need to be taken in particular combinations so as to get the full compliment of essential amino acids.
Not an ideal way to source a high level of… ok I admit it… EASY to prepare dietary protein. Especially when wanting to exercise for muscle tone yet avoid too much meat and fish…
So what to do?
You guessed it. Eggs.
Eggs have a full compliment of essential and non-essential amino acids.
They’re fairly low cost… although in the past 4 months they seem to have gone up in price considerably here in the UK. At least for organic eggs (the only kind I buy).
I just spent 3 months in Ukraine. An incredible country with food markets all over that provide real traditional farm fresh eggs from chickens that are not ‘industrially grown’ if you know what I mean.
Many elderly women (we call them ‘babushkas’, meaning grandmothers) sell 10 eggs for the equivalent of about $1. And they’re as naturally organic as I can imagine being possible: genuinely free range chickens running around in the Babushka’s small home farm or large garden.
Not only do eggs have an excellent protein profile, plus the cholesterol for our brain power, but vitamins too.
Good quality eggs have a thick white and deep orange yolk. If your egg whites are watery and the yolk is light yellow in colour, they are probably low grade.
I read online that body builders eat up to 15 eggs per day. I experimented with ‘up to 10 per day’ for a couple months and found it to be totally fine. Mostly scrambled or omelette. And the protein intake helped add muscle. I found that a day off per week felt sensible.
4-egg omelettes, slow cooked with fresh chopped tomato, mushroom and cheese are tasty and have a low prep time for a very nutritious meal.
Enjoy your eggs.