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Egg-Citing Facts From the Farm

Hey folks, I always search for interesting topics each month, and customers have been asking me about eating eggs. So I get "egg-cited" to talk about the actual benefits of eggs and how our laying hens produce high-energy eggs supported by our exclusive Kalmach Laying Feed Formulation. The facts on eggs are fascinating, but I promise the facts will get “crazy” towards the end of this story.

Eggs were grossly attacked back in the 1960s by experts saying we need to eat a low-fat, high-carb diet. This was designed to put processed breakfast cereals on the table and take nutritious eggs off. Fast forward to the last few years, and now it is being whispered that it should be a low-carb, good-fats diet.

If cholesterol is a concern, eggs help to increase high-density lipoproteins (HDL) levels or "good" cholesterol, and this is one reason why eggs have been found to have little to no effect on heart disease risks. Two eggs each day give you 82% of your daily alliance of vitamin D. Eggs can be used in countless ways, and eggs are filling and help with weight management. Research has proved that excellent protein sources, like eggs in the morning over processed cereal, set your brain up for the day. Eggs are a great source of Omega 3 & 6, and our laying hens produce even higher levels of Omega 3 & 6 due to adding 3% flax seed powder to the feed program. Then we boosted the mineral count from 14 to 65 by adding ground sea kelp. The antioxidants are beneficial for the eyes. Eggs help increase your nutrient intake for healthy aging and support mental health.

Emma Morano was an Italian female who lived to be 117 years old, 137 days, and passed away on April 15, 2017. Emma was often asked what contributed to supporting her health and longevity; she responded, "Ever since I was a little girl, I always had three eggs each morning for breakfast." In 2016, she was asked how she liked her eggs, and she replied, "A prolonged diet of three raw eggs a day and homemade cookies.” Emma was the oldest Italian person verified.

Eggs can be used in thousands of ways, and you may be surprised, but in Japan, the Japanese consume the highest number of eggs per capita. They love to consume raw eggs and put them over rice and add a little soy sauce. Also, raw eggs are used as a sauce, dipping cooked meats and fresh or cooked vegetables. Raw egg yolks are more nutrient-dense than cooked eggs. However, cooking egg yolks help the body absorb more protein quickly, but cooking reduces vitamin A, B and D levels by about 25%.

A San Francisco Research & Development Lab makes a vegan scrambled egg. The egg substitutes are made entirely from plants. The main ingredient is mung beans, which have been in production since July 2018. The R&D Lab produces products under the Hampton Creek label, and they call them "Just Scramble," and they claim to "taste like eggs." I instantly thought of a product called "Egg Beaters," and this vegan-based product could be called "Egg Cheaters." Especially when the CEO of Hampton Creek said we could make an egg better than God did! There is also a fine line between improving a hit to a flop! People often have said that they love the taste of plant-based items that taste like beef, pork, or eggs. Maybe eat what God created for us all – beef, pork, and eggs.

Now for some "crazy" facts. My niece Michelle wanted me to look at and see the report by scientists stating that eggs are causing heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. PCRM is an anti-meat activist group bought and paid for by America's wealthiest animal rights activists. PCRM's name itself – the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is blatantly and intentionally misleading.

Currently, less than 7% of their reported members are licensed physicians. Then has a post: High Cholesterol in eggs: You can learn how eating eggs "can be" hazardous to our health. And the complete opposite facts they report because their scientists say eggs can harm health and lead to diabetes as well as prostate and colorectal cancers. In 2021, they found that not a whole egg but a half egg per day is associated with more deaths from heart disease, cancer, and all causes of cancer.

If I touch on all the crazy published negative articles on eggs, there should be a warning label on egg cartons like they have on cigarettes. Folks, the truth is that some people may be surprised by what is causing the increased rate of heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots within the last years, and it truly isn't eggs! A mountain of scientific and medical research has proven that eggs do not cause the above health risks but provide a deflection away from the real causes.

Our laying hens are busy everyday laying their high-energy eggs, and we welcome you all to stop by to purchase their eggs and support their efforts at Eichner’s Whole Farm and Greenhouses at 285 Richard Road, Wexford and get “the rest of the story.”

By Ron Eichner


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