Me And My Raw Eggs

11 04 2014

It’s been floating around for a long time that chicken eggs are bad for you – mainly the yolk. Wicked high in cholesterol so to say. Perhaps, I will get high cholesterol one day. All in all, can someone prove to me that eating an egg a day will promote heart disease or stroke? Or even, just provide me which reputable study/research made a point that eggs is bad for the heart?

I don’t like popping pills to get all my nutrients. I like to enjoy eating my nutrients. Eggs are a good source of nutrients. Of course, if you are paranoid about everything.. don’t eat eggs.

RamenEggs are not the only thing I eat raw. I don’t believe there is anything wrong with eating anything raw. It certainly does expose yourself to viruses and bacteria. I’ve eaten raw chicken before from parts that were under cooked. It has not killed me!! Salmonella my butt! The way I see it, exposure builds my immune system. If I live in a bubble, I will get sick outside the bubble.

There is a nutrient in egg yolks that you will have a hard time finding in other foods. Choline. This is an essential nutrient. For the brain, it improves brain function. Signs of choline deficiency are fatty liver and hemorrhagic kidney necrosis. I certainly don’t want my brain to deteriorate! Hence, I will continue eating my eggs! Better yet, I don’t want deteriorating eyes. No Cataract! No Glaucoma! I will continue my eggs in my diet!! 

Biotin (water soluable vitamin B7)- Not many foods are rich in biotin. Egg yolks are rich in this nutrient. This is another essential nutrient that is neccessary for cell growth, the production of fatty acids and the metabolism of fats and amino acids. It is also said that biotin improves sugar levels.

There are many more nutrients/vitamins packed in this tiny yolk. To keep it sweet and short, you wont find another food that compact with so many rich nutrients. But why raw!? Besides that I am an animal, cooking will change the structure of the protein.  Truthfully, I just enjoy the slime factor! NOT! I enjoy the taste of the raw egg yolk. It’s a very distinctive taste.

If eggs are really that bad in blood cholesterol, I would’ve gotten XXX by my doctor years ago. My cholesterol level was perfectly fine the last time I checked.





Fiber by Oatmeal!

14 08 2012

Consuming fiber is very essential to healthy living. Of course, we can all pop pills and call it a day. Why go through the extra step when we can adjust our eating habits accordingly? We are what we eat, you know! I make a point every week to diversify and balance my eating habits so I hit the vitamins and nutrients that I need.

Oats is a good way to start off the day. Oatmeal itself has not much taste so I cook oats with milk and sugar instead of water and salt. Milk makes the body strong, right!? Calcium, Vitamin D and Fiber in one bowl.

Rest of the day, incorporate other foods rich in fiber to promote a healthy digestive tract. Fruits that are rich in fiber includes apple, oranges and strawberries. As for vegetables, beans, cauliflower and broccoli are rich in fiber.

Oat is a whole grain so it is high in fiber which is a great ingredient to add to your meals. Oat is very versatile. I personally like eating it as a cereal and oatmeal cookies as a snack. You can always add it to your salad or meatloaf to enhance the flavoring.

The health benefits to oats (whole grain):

  • Lowers the risk of developing heart disease
  • Promotes satiety, which is important for weight management
  • Promotes a healthy digestive system
  • Lowers the risk of developing several types of cancer such as colon, stomach and prostate
  • Promotes healthy blood pressure




Kiwifruit

17 07 2010

One of the most nutritious fruits to eat is kiwi. It has lots of Vitamin C, fiber and potassium. By eating this, you can skip oranges, apples and bananas. Kiwi helps prevents heart disease, stroke, cancer and respiratory disease. This fruit also helps lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.

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I’m really bad about my fruit intake; but I know I should eat fruits on a regular basis. New Zealand Kiwi is in season till November then California ones comes in season.

I actually feel guilty now from writing this blog. I will go to Stop and Shop to grab a kiwi before I head to work tomorrow!