What type of Eggs?

Discussion in 'Eggs' started by Nick810, Aug 2, 2012.

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  1. Nick810

    Nick810 Member

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    In places with not a huge amount of organic produce, what type of eggs would you buy?

    I don't usually eat eggs but thought I may incorporate them for their vitamin A benefits.
     
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    Eggs from pastured chickens fed no grains are the best.
     
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    Peat has said that
    chickens, being non-ruminant,
    will be crawlin' with PUFA.
    Especially the Skin!

    But he has also said that
    chickens will reflect their diet.

    I presume eggs will in turn reflect the diet of the mother chicken...?

    So what if you get eggs from
    Polyface in Virginia,
    where the chickens are 100% free-range
    and also continuously moved to new feeding ranges,
    no feed at all...?

    Peat has said that he at some point cut back to one egg every other day,
    but he also seemed to indicate that he did not have a ready supply of great eggs.

    Eggs are a bit of an enigma to me, within the Peat framework.
    On the one hand they have a lot of good protein and great nutrients.
    But on the other
    they are apparently--
    at least as measured on some charts--
    scary-high in PUFA.

    lousy with 'em.

    I've read something by Peat where he advises someone: don't worry about PUFA in the short term; the nutrient value outweighs by far the PUFA worry angle.
     
  4. narouz

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    Egg and Chicken Info

    -Ray Peat
    http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/2011...ding-a-foundation-for-better-understandi.html


    And this chicken & egg info, posted on this site,
    http://raypeatforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20
    ultimately from Peat via several people:

     
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    I don't understand this. Isn't OJ also a powerful insulin activator? Does this mean that if we have 2 eggs, we should drink 20 oz of orange juice?
     
  6. j.

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    OJ has potassium which can have a similar effect to insulin, so requires less insulin is secreted.

    It's good to fill glycogen stores (sugar in the liver) with OJ or milk before consuming an egg so that its protein won't be converted to sugar.

    The amount of OJ to combine with an egg I think varies from person to person.
     
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    Actually, somebody mentioned Polyface farms, from which egg are pastured and the analysis of those egg show they are lower in saturated fat and higher in omega 3 that regular. Total pufa was not tested but I suspect its higher in pastured eggs. The omega 3 is extremely high in those eggs.

    http://polyfacehenhouse.com/2012/01/farm-fresh-eggs/
     
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