I know a guy who owns 15 chickens.
Whenever I’m at his place, I get a kick out of staring out his window and watching them aimlessly hobble around.
Safe to say his family never sees an egg shortage.
I mention this because I recently read a study outlining the benefits of eggs for heart health, and it got me thinking:
Looks like owning some chickens isn’t a bad idea.
The research team selected over 4,000 participants and used targeted nuclear resonance to measure metabolites in their plasma samples. [R]
They found 14 metabolites linked to heart disease that were higher in participants who consumed less eggs.
Although past evidence on eggs have been conflicting, the researchers believe that this study provides strong evidence that at an egg a day could do wonders for heart health.
“Together, our results provide a potential explanation for how eating a moderate amount of eggs can help protect against heart disease” says Dr. Canqing Yu, one of the lead researchers.
You could build a coop and raise a flock of chickens if you want.
But if that’s not worth the trouble, a trip to the grocery store to pick a few dozens is fine.
If you have neighbors, they’ll probably prefer the second option.
As for preparation, your options are endless.
Scrambled, hardboiled, omelette, over easy, poached….
Steak, hashbrowns, bacon…
Is your mouth watering yet?
Oh, and don’t forget egg and banana pancakes.
Just mush a banana with a fork on a cutting board and mix it with 2 eggs in a bowl.
You’ve got yourself some ultra-healthy pancake mix!
Cook it on a cast iron skillet over coconut oil and serve with maple syrup.
Avoid heart disease the delicious and protein-packed way.