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Are Omega 3 eggs healthy? While you probably know how I feel about egg yolks, there's always more to know when it comes to our food.
Lookit: I'm not trying to make everyones' lives harder by getting all controversial over a perfectly healthy food. Eggs are good for you.
What I AM trying to do is be part of the movement to STOP passively allowing FOOD COMPANY LABEL BUZZWORDS to dictate our conversation – and our beliefs – about what we eat!
Don't shoot the masseuse. Or is it the messenger? Ugh. I need a spa day.
Unfortunately, the term “Omega 3 Eggs” is actually usually just food industry marketing jargon. It's a term the manufacturers use to their advantage (like I talk about in Eat the Yolks) because they know we've been told that Omega 3 is important.
But where the Omega 3 comes from, and how it gets there, matters to our health.
Too often, we whine that “there's nothing left I can eat!” once we know the truth behind our food, but that's not the case. There's LOTS to eat; and the more we talk about it, the more those who produce our food are apt to listen, making good food more available, and food industry practices more transparent.
This is information, and knowledge, as Lavar Burton (or was that Geordi La Forge?) would say, is power.
Check out my video, and the main points below it. Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments!
- “Omega 3 eggs” in the supermarket are usually from chickens given feed supplemented with Omega 3 from flax. It doesn't mean these chickens ate their natural diet, or lived in a natural environment.
- “Omega 3 eggs” is actually usually just food industry marketing jargon. It's a term the manufacturers use to their advantage because we've been told Omega 3 is a good thing.
- Truly free-range eggs (like the ones from my chickens, shown in the video) are Omega 3 by virtue of the fact that the chickens ate their natural diet, which makes their eggs filled with a biologically appropriate amount of Omega 3.
- It IS possible to get affordable, naturally Omega 3 rich eggs – if you're willing to shop a little differently or check EatWild.com. And if you can't get them near you now, at least you have some empowering information so that one day, if presented with a different choice, you'll know what to do.
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