Eggs… they do a body good! Healthy hens produce healthy eggs that are rich in cholesterol. Yep. Cholesterol gets a bad rap… we must have cholesterol in our lives in order to function properly. Every cell requires it. 50% of our brain is cholesterol. Our nerves couldn’t function well if it’s in deficit. Our hormones wouldn’t exist if we didn’t have it.
There are maaaaany health issues that result when the body is deprived of cholesterol, but make no mistake, there’s a big difference in quality of cholesterol when you use junk sources (ie processed foods) versus healthy sources (ie walnuts, avocados, grass fed butter and meats). The body most certainly can tell the difference!
Get to know your egg source. Free range matters as does the quality of feed the hens are given. Non soy, non GMO, corn free, and free of the same unhealthy oils that are found in processed foods. We are what we eat, and the same can be said of hens and their eggs.
Know your farmers. Know your food!
Happy Friday friends! May you have an egg-cellent day!