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Where are you buying your eggs?

LOL…..poor little chicken.

This post got me thinking about eggs. I definitely prefer to purchase them from a farmer – it’s amazing how much better they taste and they are certainly better for you.

When compared to the USDA’s nutrient data for conventional eggs coming from chickens confined in factory farms, the eggs of pastured hens usually contain:

  • 1⁄3 less cholesterol
  • 1⁄4 less saturated fat
  • 2⁄3 more vitamin A
  • 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
  • 3 times more vitamin E
  • 7 times more beta carotene
  • 4 to 6 times more vitamin D

In short, they’re much more nutrient dense. And they’re healthy. Rather than being loaded down with “bad” cholesterol, they’re actually rich in the cholesterol your body needs to keep your memory in optimal shape and all your organs and cells repaired.

Don’t be fooled by labels, though. It’s nearly impossible to find real eggs in the supermarket, despite packaging labels like “organic,” “free range,” “all natural,” or “cage free.”

The only ways to eat real eggs are to either collect them yourself from your own hens or buy them directly from someone else who does. Here’s how to find where to buy real eggs from local farmers in your area.