Posted by Ken | Posted in Eggs | Posted on 01-12-2011
Tags: cholesterol levels, Egg Beaters, Eggs
The Real Truth About Eggs in a Carton
People complain when there is no salt in their food. And how tasteless is the uncooked white of an egg. (Job 6:6)
I’ve never bought a box of Egg Beaters. Nor have I ever eaten them — to my knowledge. However, I hear many people talk about making and eating Egg Beater omelets. I’ve often written about the many healthful benefits of eating the whole, entire egg. I coach my clients to eat eggs. I educate, and hopefully help to dispel the myths and lies that they’ve heard and believed about eggs. Eating the whole egg does NOT elevate cholesterol levels.
Anyway, I recently ran across an article by Dr. Allen Spreen entitled, “The real truth about Egg Beaters.” Great article! http://bit.ly/uUiuLL You can read it in its entirety in today’s link. Essentially, Dr. Spreen tells of a study done 30 years ago (I had no idea that Egg Beaters had been around that long) feeding one group of rats Egg Beaters and another group of rats whole eggs.
Can you guess the results? You’re smart! I know that you can. After 6 weeks, the rats fed Egg Beaters looked scrawny, malnourished, and stunted. They actually developed many abnormalities and all died long before maturity!
The rats that were fed fresh eggs grew into perfect specimens of health! Dr. Spreen said that the pictures of the two groups of rats showed a startling contrast.
Another article I read actually contrasted ingredients. Eggs contain one ingredient: EGGS. According to the article, Egg Beaters contain 20 ingredients: Egg Whites, Less than 1%: Natural Flavor, Color (Includes Beta Carotene), Spices, Salt, Onion Powder, Vegetable Gums (Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum), Maltodextrin. Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium Sulfate, Iron (Ferric Phosphate), Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitrate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin D3.
Very interesting! I guess Con Agra believes they can improve on God. Since the egg yolk was removed, added synthetic ingredients had to be added to give flavor and nutrients to the neutered product. Folks, support your local chickens and leave the cartons on the shelves. Your body will thank you!
Father, we are so grateful for Your provision for us in healthy eggs.