Thursday, April 26, 2007


The egg lobby is not as wealthy as the red meat lobby, eggs aren't all that high in 'bad' cholestrol and they are also high in Lecithin, a cholesteral inhibitor. Free-range eggs will actually help you lower your blood lipds. They are also nature's nearly perfect food, eat more eggs, really!

(1)The truth about eggs
Foods high in cholesterol are bad for the heart. Eggs are high in cholesterol. Therefore, eggs are bad for the heart.

Myth: Eggs are high in cholesterol.
Fact: Not necessarily, not all eggs are high in cholesterol, only battery raised chicken eggs are high in cholesterol.

Eggs are an excellent nutrient-dense food that packs six grams of protein, a bit of vitamin B-12, vitamin E, riboflavin, folic acid, calcium, zinc, iron, and essential fatty acids into a mere 75 calories. Second to the lactalbumin protein in human milk, eggs have the highest quality protein of any food. In addition to being good for the body, eggs can be prepared in a variety of tasty ways.

The ingredients in eggs are glutathione builders, glutathione being an essential part of the Liver functioning.

(2) free-range eggs are rich in fat-soluble vitamins A,D,E, K, cysteine and other amino acids, and Lecithin [a cholesterol inhibitor.] This means that rather than being a danger to people’s blood lipid troubles eggs actually help LOWER cholesterol.

Myth: eggs are high in fats.
(2) Free-range eggs are high in omega 3 and low in omega-6 essential fatty acids.


Just to break it down for you.
Nutrient (unit) Whole Egg Egg White Egg Yolk
Calories (kcal) 75 17 59
Protein (g) 6.25 3.52 2.78
Total lipid (g) 5.01 0 5.12
Total carbohydrate (g) 0.6 0.3 0 .3
Fatty acids (g) 4.33 0 4.33
Saturated fat (g) 1.55 0 1.55
Monounsaturated fat (g) 1.91 0 1.91
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.68 0 0.68
Cholesterol (mg) 213 0 213
Thiamin (mg) 0.031 0.002 0.028
Riboflavin (mg) 0.254 0.151 0.103
Niacin (mg) 0.036 0.031 0.005
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.070 0.001 0.0069
Folate (mcg) 23.5 1.0 22.5
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 0.50 0.07 0.43
Vitamin A (IU) 317.5 0 317
Vitamin E (mg) 0.70 0 0.70
Vitamin D (IU) 24.5 0 24.5
Choline (mg) 215.1 0.42 214.6
Biotin (mcg) 9.98 2.34 7.58
Calcium, Ca (mg) 25 2 23
Iron, Fe (mg) 0.72 0.01 0.59
Magnesium, Mg (mg) 5 4 1
Copper, Cu (mg) 0.007 0.002 0.004
Iodine, I (mg) 0.024 0.001 0.022
Zinc, Zn (mg) 0.55 0 0.52
Sodium, Na (mg) 63 55 7
Manganese, Mn (mg) 0.012 0.001 0.012
One egg provides about 6.25 grams of protein, or about 10% of daily protein needs. Half of the protein in an egg comes from the egg white, while the other half from the egg yolk. In fact, egg protein is of such high quality that it is used as the standard by which other proteins are compared. Eggs have a biological value (efficacy with which protein is used for growth) of 93.7%. Comparable values are 84.5% for milk, 76% for fish, and 74.3% for beef.

The egg is, therefore, an excellent source of protein and one of the best proteins money can buy.

Myth: eggs, especially raw eggs are dangerous, have a high risk of salmonella.
Fat: (4)According to Dr. Mercola and The food network the risk of salmonella from raw eggs, is such that most people have a better chance of winning the lottery than contracting salmonella from eggs from healthy chickens, This may come as a shock to you but it is best not to cook your eggs. This helps preserve many of the highly perishable nutrients such as lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are powerful prevention elements of the most common cause of blindness, age related macular degeneration. This also means there is no sense in taking supplements for these incredible antioxidants when you get the nutrients for free from eggs.
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If you aren't getting all the right foods in your diet try some supplements:
Vitamin E-1000
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant necessary for proper immune system function as well as healthy skin and eyes. Absorbed through the gastrointestinal system, vitamin E is stored throughout the body in organs and tissues. A deficiency in vitamin E may evidence itself as fatigue, anemia, concentration problems or low thyroid levels. Low blood levels have also been associated with depression.
In addition to its importance to a healthy immune system and healthy eyes, vitamin E has been shown important in preventing a number of other conditions:
Immune system protection
Eye disease prevention
Memory loss prevention
Alzheimer’s disease
Parkinson’s disease prevention

Ester C-1000- for the healing process, whether it is from infection, injury, disease or surgery, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an important vitamin for general health. Because it is water-soluble, the body cannot store the vitamin so you must be certain to get enough daily, either through your diet or supplements like Ester C - 1000. Vitamin C is a critical component of both basic body building functions and disease prevention. It is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds and the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth. During any kind of healing process, whether it is from infection, injury, disease or surgery, the body uses large amounts of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which can help block damage from free radicals.

Milk thistle-liver improvement-detoxMilk Thistle, or Sylbum marianum, saw medicinal applications as early as the first century with the Romans who used it primarily to treat liver problems. Modern scientific studies suggest that the active substances in Milk Thistle, particularly silymarin, protect the liver from damage which may be caused by toxins, alcohol, viruses and certain drugs.

grape seed antioxidantProvides superior protection against free-radical damage.
Supports healthy vein and capillary structures.
Helps provide antioxidant protection for the brain and nervous system.
Has beneficial effects on a variety of conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease.

Alpha lipoic acid for Liver healing;antioxidant Very important ally with the essential Vitamins C and E-Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a powerful fat and water-soluble antioxidant. It directly recycles vitamin C and indirectly recycles vitamin E, providing additional antioxidant protection.
It is also an important component in the energy production process in the cells. In recent research, 600 mg of alpha-lipoic acid daily was found to decrease plasma LDL oxidation. Source Naturals ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID TIMED RELEASE is designed to be released gradually throughout the day.

Vitacomplete liquid supplement
one month supply, easy to take, complete supplemental nutrition designed for >antioxidant/free radical support>Heart and Circulatory health>Muscle/bone/joint support>Digestive health>organ cleanse>vision and anti-aging enhancement. Contains over 200 nutrients. Includes many popular juices like Mangosteen and Acai Berry. Save money! Get all your supplement needs in one product instead of multiple supplements. 29 Fruits, 13 Vegetables, and 26 Proprietary Herbs. 4 types of beneficial fiber. 13 Vitamins. 69 Minerals from Whole Foods. 6 Essential Fatty Acids.
17 Amino Acids. 7 Organic Plant Digestive Enzymes

flax seed oil- antioxidant- also for digestion One of the keys to staying young is staying “young at heart”. Flax Seed, which is rich in essential fatty acids, has been used by civilizations around the world for more than 10,000 years. Flax Seed Oil is a rich source of the Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid alpha linolenic acid, which is necessary for a wide variety of biological processes. Natrol® Flax Seed Oil is manufactured without the use of chemical Hexane solvents.

Lycopene antioxidant
Natrol Lycopene is an amazing phytonutrient. Lycopene is the subject of recent research revealing its antioxidant properties. Lycopene has been identified as the key compound found in rich, red tomatoes. Although a diet high in fruits and vegetables is recommended for optimum health, it can be difficult to obtain the appropriate daily servings. By isolating Lycopene into easy-to-swallow tablets. Natrol now offers a solution to help supplement your diet with this health-promoting compound.

Cardiovascular Health: Resveratrol promotes cardiovascular health through its antioxidant action and its ability to maintain healthy platelet function and arachidonic acid metabolism.
Antioxidant and Cellular Health: Studies suggest that resveratrol promotes cell health by maintaining healthy enzyme function and scavenging free radicals.
What Is The Source?
Pure Encapsulations Resveratrol is derived from one of the richest known sources, Polygonum cuspidatum, an herb utilized as a nutritional agent for centuries. It is standardized to contain 20% trans resveratrol and 10% emodin.

super KelpKelp contains nearly 30 minerals and is especially high in iodine. In addition, kelp contains vitamins C, D, E, K and B-complex making it a good source for people with vitamin or mineral deficiencies. The high iodine content of kelp is beneficial in the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are essential for maintaining normal metabolism. Kelp, therefore, may help boost the metabolism, which in turn can help you maintain normal weight.
Iodine has several uses in medicine. It is used to help treat goiter, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Some research has suggested iodine taken orally may have anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory effects. Kelp may help reduce cholesterol levels. Its diuretic effect helps flush harmful bacteria from an infected or irritated bladder. The anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce inflammation in damaged tissue as well as ease pain due to rheumatoid arthritis.

Chromium Liver supportAids in loss of body fat without causing a loss of body mass. Promotes increased metabolism. Perhaps the most popular form of chromium supplements on the market. Supports healthy blood sugar levels.

Pycnogenol- a very powerful antioxidant
Pycnogenol® (pronounced pick-nodge-en-all) is the brand name of an extract taken from the bark of the Maritime Pine, which grows along the Atlantic Coast of southwest France. The extract is rich in antioxidants and has been used by physicians in Europe for over thirty years to deal with a broad range of health conditions.
It has also been the subject of numerous controlled scientific studies and is now being hailed as one of the nutritional breakthroughs of the late twentieth century. As Professor Ronald Watson of the University of Arizona stated, “Here's a completely natural substance with remarkable activity, producing effects within minutes. It may have important health implications for an aging population.”

Complete Liver Cleanse~Stimulates bile flow, rids the liver of toxins.
It has a specially-designed fiber which binds with toxins so they leave the body
Why cleanse the liver?
Everything we breathe, eat, drink and absorb through our skin is purified and detoxified in the liver. Environmental toxins and the effects of improper eating and lifestyle habits can build up in the liver. It makes sense; toxins have to go!
How does it work?
A unique combination of ingredients stimulate bile flow, which help rid the liver of toxins. Once toxins are on the move, you don't want them reabsorbed. Complete Liver Cleanse is the answer. It has a specially-designed fiber which binds with toxins so they leave the body. The result is superior support for liver function and health!

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