FFF Farm Fresh Food!

In other Casa Sam-Squared news – the ducks have started laying!  One of my favourite ShaunT quotes EVER – and we say it all the time, “I like ehhhhhhhhggs, cuz I like my muhhhhhcles”.  With 7 full size hens, 5 banty hens, and now 3 ducks – we have a really fantastic egg supply!  Eggs got a bad rap for a while – but I absolutely REFUSE to avoid eating the amazing dark yellow yolks from fresh, free-range eggs!  That’s just crazy talk.

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Our beautiful Black Cayuga duckies!
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From biggest to smallest: 2 duck eggs, 2 regular chicken eggs, and 3 banty chicken eggs!

I looked into the whole egg-cholesterol thing a while ago when I built a giant flock of egg factories – I wanted to know how many eggs were actually bad for a person – if they were bad at all.

“Long vilified by well-meaning doctors and scientists for their high cholesterol content, eggs are now making a bit of a comeback. While it’s true that egg yolks have a lot of cholesterol—and so may weakly affect blood cholesterol levels—eggs also contain nutrients that may help lower the risk for heart disease, including protein, vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin, and folate.” [read more:  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/eggs/]

I think basically, unless you have super high cholesterol or another medical condition like diabetes, eating egg yolks is not going to hurt you (haha, the bacon or sausage that goes with is WAYYYYY worse!).  Which is GREAT, since I have a lot of eggs.  (We give a lot away, nobody can go through 6 eggs a day!).  Since I started having Shakeology for breakfast every day, my lipid panel has begun to approach “super hero status” to quote my doctor, so, it’s all good, and I’ll take food from my yard any day of the week!

 

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