Alcove Farms uses unique farming processes that go back to the basics using natural partnerships between chickens and cows. Our eggs are gathered and packaged on site, which means the eggs you receive will be fresher and last longer than what you can find in a grocery store. Store-bought eggs are typically packaged weeks before they actually make their way to the shelves, while ours are delivered immediately after they are collected.
A local doctor from Lubbock, Texas - Dr. Ben Edwards - explains that, “Eggs are very close to what I would consider to be the “perfect” fuel for the human body. They are packed full of vitamins, minerals, good fat, protein, and antioxidants. However, you must consider the source. The nutrient content of eggs coming from pastured raised chickens grazing on fresh forage is far superior to any other type of egg. And, contrary to what we used to think, eggs do not raise cholesterol and cause heart attacks, so eat your eggs guilt-free!”
All-in-all, eggs in general are well-balanced, filling, and an affordable protein option to add to your daily diet. As stated on Healthline, an evidence based nutrition authority, eggs are considered "superfoods." The article goes on to list some of the top health benefits of eating eggs, that they have confirmed in human studies.
"A single large boiled egg contains: Vitamin A, Folate, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, VitaminB2, Phosphorus, Selenium" and small amounts of several other vitamins such as Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc. All of these nutrients are contained in one small eggshell and come in at only around 77 calories.
"HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein. It is often known as the "good" cholesterol. People who have higher levels of HDL usually have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and various health problems. In one study, 2 eggs per day for 6 weeks increased HDL levels by 10%."
"...not all eggs are created equal. Their nutrient composition varies depending on how the hens were fed and raised. Eggs from hens that are raised on pasture and/or fed Omega-3 enriched feeds tend to be much higher in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to reduce blood levels of triglycerides, a well known risk factor for heart disease."
"Eggs are incredibly fulfilling. They are high protein food...but protein is by far the most fulfilling macro-nutrient." One study showed that eating eggs for breakfast increased feelings of fullness and made individuals automatically eat few calories for the next 36 hours.
To sum it up, eggs are a nutrient-packed superfood that not only gives you the vitamins your body needs but it can also help lower levels of unhealthy cholesterol. In the case of our eggs, because the chickens are pastured daily, you will find richer levels of Omega-3 fatty acids that aid in lowering triglycerides and in turn can lower the risk factor for heart disease.