Amazing Omega-3 Eggs

By Dancehawk Latest Reply 2008-07-11 04:02:04 -0500
Started 2008-07-10 04:04:54 -0500

Can we eat these?

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Amazing Omega-3 Eggs
High omega-3 eggs are nature's nearly perfect food. Eggs contain all known nutrients except for vitamin C! They are good sources of fat-soluble vitamins A and D as well as certain carotenoids that guard against free-radical damage to the body. They also contain lutein, which has been shown to prevent age-related macular degeneration. When possible, buy eggs directly from farms where the chickens are allowed to roam free and eat their natural diet, or purchase eggs marked DHA or high omega-3 eggs (they contain a healthy balance of omega-3 to omega-6). Despite the unfounded cholesterol scare during the past 15 years, eggs can be a healthy addition to anyone's diet; they can actually help reduce the risk of both heart disease and cancer.
I saw them in the store and I know we are not to eat the yolks but can we on these?


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jupton1 2008-07-11 02:20:22 -0500 Report

CBS) Eggs containing a cholesterol-fighter are coming under new scrutiny. If you find yourself in the egg aisle tempted by those more expensive eggs, the ones that say omega-3 on the label, you're not alone.

As CBS News correspondent Thalia Assuras reports, they seem to claim they're better than the ordinary egg. But are they worth the extra cost?

Like many health conscious Americans, Judith Nicholas buys eggs enhanced with omega-3 fatty acids. "I think they're healthier for you and help reduce cholesterol. That's what my physician recommended," Nicholas explains.

Research shows that omega-3s found only in fish and some plants are "good" fatty acids, and help prevent heart disease. But the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says consumers are being hoodwinked when it comes to omega-3 eggs

"These egg producers, egged on by their trade association, is brazenly putting omega-3 claims in big print on the front of the labels, knowing that that is a buzzword that will attract people," says Michael Jacobson of the CSPI.

On Thursday the organization called on the FDA to enforce its own regulations and stop the egg industry from using what it calls misleading labels and advertising.

"It's like using filtered cigarettes to prevent cancer. It ain't gonna happen. These eggs are loaded with cholesterol, which promotes heart disease," Jacobson claims.

There are several brands of Omega-3 eggs. In one supermarket for example, they take up half the egg display. And they cost a lot more than regular eggs. One dozen large size is $1.89; the omega-3 eggs sold for $2.79. In some instances, they cost twice as much.

"It's not just economic fraud, which it is, but it is a serious health problem," Jacobson argues.

The FDA is aware of the complaint by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and says it is looking into it. Meantime, the center says when it comes to eggs and good health, just don't eat the yokes.

And if you want to add omega-3 to your diet, the CSPI recommends getting it from other sources, such as fish and fish oil.

DiabetesDiva 2008-07-11 03:04:47 -0500 Report

I don't necessary buy the Omega 3 eggs, but I do buy the cage and hormone free ones. I do eat the whole egg. Hard boiled eggs are a staple of my diet, as I have cut out bad fats.

My friend gave me a dozen eggs from her chicken, Louise.
There were so good. Bigger and tastier.

John-thanks for the info.


Dancehawk 2008-07-11 03:35:20 -0500 Report

yikes so these are a snake oil egg then.. thats very sad.
We bought some brown eggs that claim there not caged I hope those are good.
I do hard boiled egg in a salad 1 per week, was hoping to have a real egg and turkey bacon for breakfast.

and John big hugs and thank you for showing us about the eggs!


Elfin 2008-07-11 04:02:04 -0500 Report

Doggone, those snake oil eggs are sometimes fresher that the "regular" ones. I do try to get free range eggs and use them in moderation because the vitamins and other factors…which unfortunately are in the yolk. I agree the FDA should get off it's rearmost "cushions" and do something good for the consumers. LOL

JoJoCooks 2008-07-10 07:34:14 -0500 Report

I eat these all the time dance…they are great…I love them…its the only type of eggs I eat anymore and I do eat the whole egg, for the protein.


Dancehawk 2008-07-10 13:22:39 -0500 Report

ohhh yumm we can have eggs again!!
happy dances.


JoJoCooks 2008-07-11 01:20:37 -0500 Report


:) yes definately try them..they taste NO different and have a good dose of Omega 3's which we need. Let me know what you think. Have a fantastic weekend!


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