Food supply 101: Differences between farm-fresh eggs and store-bought eggs

Store-bought eggs are laid by caged chickens fed an unnatural diet with antibiotics that may be harmful to your health. Meanwhile, farm-fresh eggs are laid by chickens set free on pastures to forage for their own food. Here are some of the important differences between farm-fresh and store-bought eggs, from shell color and taste to nutrient content. … Continue reading Food supply 101: Differences between farm-fresh eggs and store-bought eggs

Farmers now eyeing chicken eggs produced in a sustainable manner

Organic eggs have been a longtime staple in a number of supermarkets, being purportedly raised in better conditions than their conventional counterparts. But a new kind of egg – good for both consumers and the Earth itself – is slowly gaining ground. Thus, a number of chicken farmers across the country are now rushing to produce these climate-friendly … Continue reading Farmers now eyeing chicken eggs produced in a sustainable manner

Food scientists recommend daily consumption of whole eggs to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Eggs are a highly controversial food among health enthusiasts. Because eggs contain high levels of cholesterol and saturated fatty acids, many people make it a point to avoid them for fear of raising their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But a recent study found that — contrary to popular belief — daily egg consumption may help reduce the … Continue reading Food scientists recommend daily consumption of whole eggs to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Diabetic? Eat more eggs

Many health-conscious people try to avoid eating eggs. The egg yolk, in particular, is notorious for having a high cholesterol content. It may seem logical to think that eating eggs will raise your blood cholesterol levels and therefore should be avoided. Eggs may even appear dangerous to people with diabetes who need to carefully monitor their … Continue reading Diabetic? Eat more eggs

Scientists say eating eggs for breakfast helps boost brain function

Many people see eggs as the villains of the grocery cooler. One moment nutritionists are touting them for their health benefits, and the next they’re saying they’re bad for us. This controversy comes from the general belief that eggs raise cholesterol which may lead to a heart disease. Previous research has linked regular egg consumption … Continue reading Scientists say eating eggs for breakfast helps boost brain function

Are “free-range” and “organic” eggs as ethical as they seem? Controversial chicken husbandry practices and what you can do about it

When you’re out shopping for eggs or chicken, do you make a point of looking for “free-range” on the label? Many people are willing to pay extra for free-range eggs because they believe it means the animal has a better life. You might picture chickens frolicking in an open, grassy field, pecking around and enjoying … Continue reading Are “free-range” and “organic” eggs as ethical as they seem? Controversial chicken husbandry practices and what you can do about it

Severe childhood allergies to peanuts, eggs and dairy directly linked to ‘trace’ ingredients in common vaccines

Have you read The Peanut Allergy Epidemic by historian Heather Fraser? She begins by asking us why the peanut allergy epidemic is only found in Western cultures, where at least 4 million people experience the mysterious phenomenon, yet there are virtually no reported cases in India, where peanuts just so happen to be the main ingredient in … Continue reading Severe childhood allergies to peanuts, eggs and dairy directly linked to ‘trace’ ingredients in common vaccines

Research: Eggs are a great source of protein, minerals and carotenoids

The second half of the 20th century was not kind to eggs. The 1950s in particular were a time when eggs were demonized due to their high fat content, which pioneering nutritionists — notably Ancel Keys, developer of the notorious “lipid hypothesis” — believed would raise cholesterol and contribute toward coronary heart disease. Today, however, … Continue reading Research: Eggs are a great source of protein, minerals and carotenoids

Cut down on processed food intake with these simple steps

  Processed foods refer to foods that have been altered from their original state through preparation or preservation. Not all processed foods are bad, as some only undergo minimal processing and retain most of their nutrients. However, heavily processed foods can contribute very little in terms of nutrition; if anything, they’re actually full of harmful chemicals. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Cut down on processed food intake with these simple steps

Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF

With a well-stocked food pantry, you can feed your family when disaster strikes and bug in without worries. But what if you’re facing a long-term power outage? While prepping your food stockpile, make sure that your supplies include items that you can prepare even during a blackout, like canned meats, canned soup and frozen vegetables. (h/t … Continue reading Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF