I am not going to lie — I love eggs, and I often find them irresistible. But is it healthy? Eggs are said to contain lots of minerals and vitamins — but what does that mean; can our bodies truly absorb these nutrients in eggs?
What we know for SURE is that eggs are indeed healthy — for the chicken who are born from them! Eggs contain a lot of vitamins, needed for the embryo that constitutes them!
In reality, eggs are allergens for many people who consume them. They are among the highest dietary source of sulfur. Our bodies need sulfur and cannot exist without it. However there is a difference between sulfur and TOO MUCH sulfur. Sulfur in foods can aggravate a chronic condition known as ulcerative colitis. Though a required mineral, reducing foods that contain high amounts of sulfur (including onions, garlic, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli) can reduce these inflammation triggers causing ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other digestive disorders of the colon.
Cooking eggs turn them into coagulated proteins —meaning you damage or destroy the protein structure. Instead of having a three-dimensional protein, you have a two-dimensional fragment of protein, and these damaged proteins can enter the bloodstream and wreak havoc on our blood vessels and create inflammatory responses.
Egg protein, in particular, can have a gallstone attack-producing effect. They are known to bring on gallbladder attacks in patients suffering from gallbladder disease.
It is my firm opinion that eggs, for the most part, should be avoided! However, if you insist that you cannot survive without eating them, I encourage you to limit it to only ONE per day, organic and pasture-raised, cooked over-easy. Pasture-raised eggs tend to be orange in appearance rather than the dull yellow you see in conventional eggs.