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“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” - unknown
Do you ever find yourself staring blankly at the egg section of the grocery store- free range, cage free, pesticide free, organic.....
What is the better choice?!
Try and choose eggs that come from the happiest hens.
Happy hens= Healthy eggs.
What makes a happy hen?
Free Range, Pastured, or Pasture Raised: I don't know about you, but I'm thinking that a happy hen is one that has room to roam around. My family raises chickens and every morning they are allowed out of the coop (they stay in the coop at night to keep them safe from predators like cyotes and cougars), to spend the day doing what they want. This includes: independantly exploring, chasing bugs, bathing in dirt (yes they bathe in dirt to prevent mites and lice from taking hold on their body to make them sick), and scraping and scrounging foliage.
Organic or Pesticide Free: Aren't you happier when you can eat what you want, when you want? Naturally, chickens peck and eat pretty much anything- bugs, worms, nuts, seeds, grains, and vegetation; all throughout the day. Organic eggs are eggs where the hens are fed only certified organic ingredients- which means pesticide free grain, greens, and nuts and seeds. This also means there are no antibiotics used in the raising of the hens.
The term "you are what you eat" can be taken to a whole new level in saying "you are what your food eats". Hens raised happily while being allowed to roam and peck at natural vegetation in addition to organic feed means that their eggs are lower in cholesterol and saturated fat and higher in omega-3's (good fat), vitamin E and beta-carotene*.
On top of the benefits to our own health, the well being of these beautiful creatures who provide us with amazing nutrition is sustained when you choose free-range, organic.
Jana Roy, RHN
Nature Does It Best
*** Findings from a study conducted by Mother Earth News comparing free-range eggs to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs.