Our organically fed Golden Laced Jnr Wyandotte Rooster continues the purity of bloodlines, squiring our hand reared hens around to peck and choose as they "free range" helping to ensure mountain fresh eggs.. While our once scraggy Blue Laced youngster from the back page, is now developing into a handsome young man on the front page.
The complete Package
For years the Linus Pauling Institute has conducted studies on the beneficial aspects of both cholesterol and Lecithin, that our body produces naturally.. Also how a healthy diet of lean meats,lots of greens, fruit and vegies, along with plenty of fiber in our diet can create optimum health. The mainstream medics, nutritionists and public health organizations have traditionally lumped saturated fats and foods high in cholesterol into lists of foods that cause high cholesterol. These lists always lump dairy and cheeses, healthy oils like virgin Olive oil and the old favourite baddy; eggs, all in the one basket.
The only problem is, they got it wrong !! Science has now proven that those basket ingredients have something in common, healthy natural saturated fats!! These are essential for our metabolism, the structure of our DNA and circulatory health and the healthy cholesterol needed by 85% of the bodies functions and over 300 enzyme processes., What our Grandmas and mums knew as we grew up was the importance of dairy, but more importantly; Eggs !!
Mother nature made eggs a complete meal and to offset the high cholesterol, eggs are very high in natural Lecithin and may actually help to prevent heart disease.. Lecithin is necessary for all living cells and it acts as an emulsifier by breaking down cholesterol and the consumed fat, thus preventing the fatty lipids from sticking to and clogging the walls of the arteries. Put simply, it causes cholesterol to be dispersed into the bloodstream, to be excreted from the body.
An average egg contains 185 milligrams of cholesterol, is high in protein, has almost equal levels of unsaturated and saturated fats and only 80 calories. Eggs are high in vitamins A, E, D, B-12, riboflavin, folate and choline which has phospholipids shown to prevent cardiovascular disease. Onions have been shown to be very high in the powerful antioxidant Quercetin, as is the steamed jacket potato which is very rich in kukokomines; an antioxidant derivative found also in the Goji berry.
So now the egg is vindicated!! So toss a juicy steak on the Barby, plenty of onions, a grilled tomato, some jacket potatoes with sour cream and chives, finished with a couple of "hen fruit," sunny side up. "Voila"