The human female body is designed to create and reproduce life thanks to the reproductive system. Women have eggs that either do or do not become fertilized by a male. When fertilization takes place, the female’s egg attaches to the uterine wall where a baby develops over the span of 40 weeks. If the egg is not fertilized, it results in the egg being discarded by the female resulting in menstruation. This is the bleeding cycle that typically takes place every month in a healthy female adult.
Similarly to humans, female chickens also carry eggs for the purpose of reproduction. When the eggs are unfertilized, the chicken passes them out of her body like a human. The human female eggs are microscopic and cannot be seen with the naked eye whereas the unfertilized egg of a chicken is quite large. Eggs typically contain the yolk and whites but it is not uncommon to find blood and partially developed chickens inside of a hard shell.
There are many health concerns and problems with eggs. They have long been associated with high levels of cholesterol. Just one egg provides over 70% of the RDA’s recommendation for cholesterol consumption for an entire day. The problem? Our bodies make the cholesterol it needs. We do not need any additional. Furthermore, how many of us typically only eat just one egg? Compiling studies on egg consumption and health have shown an association of increased risk of:
- Heart disease
Eggs are in virtually everything, including vaccines (take special note if you have an egg allergy), which contain dangerous ingredients (please refer to the section of Vaccines Education for more information). As with other land animals and fish, chickens are exposed to the same type of poor living conditions which makes them susceptible to various illnesses and diseases. Chickens are routinely given antibiotics and vaccinations, genetically modified organisms (GMO) food ridden with pesticides poisions.
Eggs are very high in calories, cholesterol and saturated fat. Not only can the excess calories encourage your body to pack on the pounds, but the saturated fat can clog arteries leading to heart disease (heart attack and/or stroke).
Eggs are byproducts of an animal. In trying to discern whether the human body was designed to eat these products, please my article on animal protein.
Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine states that there are many ways to substitute eggs in cooking and baking. When properly executed, most people cannot tell that eggs have been omitted from recipes. There are various ways to substitute from commercially fabricated products to other food items such as:
- 1 tbs flaxseed + 3 tbs water = 1 egg
- ½ banana mashed very well = 1 egg
- ¼ cup coconut yogurt or soy yogurt = 1 egg
More and more grocery stores are carrying delicious baked goods without the use of eggs. Whole foods now carries doughnuts, cookies, cakes, pies, and muffins without the addition of disease-initiating eggs.