Healthy Lifestyle Change for OCTOBER – Do not eat eggs

1 Oct

Eggs are filled with cholesterol and substances that are more harmful to your health than beneficial.  Eggs are very difficult to digest and if I start telling you all the diseases they could carry, we would never finish.

My plan for those of you out there that are not vegetarians yet is to at least, try to stop eating eggs in their integral form – not fried, not scrambled, not poached, not in a traditional Spanish tortilla, not in an omelet – not even the whites.

 

To replace all these forms of traditionally eating eggs, there are plenty of much healthier alternatives and some of them even with fewer calories:

Instead of Making: You’ll prepare:
Scrambles Tofu Scrambler – it’s a mixture you add to tofu and it’s available at most health food stores
Spanish Tortilla Make the tortilla using cheese or other egg-free alternatives.  Here are my recipes for Tortilla Espanola
Potato Salad Make the same potato salad with egg-free mayonnaise and without the boiled eggs.  It’ll taste just the same…
Breakfasts Eat oatmeal, hot or cold cereals, fresh fruits, toasts…

 

But just because you’ve decided to not eat eggs anymore, the world will not stop turning.  Here you’ll find several dishes traditionally made with eggs, you still can enjoy just making them a little bit differently:

Tortilla Espanola 1

Spanish Tortilla

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Eggless Mini Fritatas

Crepes

Carrot Cupcakes

 

Eggless Scramble

 

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Tuno Sandwich

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7 Responses to “Healthy Lifestyle Change for OCTOBER – Do not eat eggs”

  1. Dembellyfull.com October 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    I have to disagree with you. Eggs pack a lot of nutrients into a small, low-calorie package and most studies now say that you can eat one egg a day without affecting your cholesterol levels.

    Eggs are a great source of carotenoids (which help lower LDL cholesterol, are great antioxidants, and help fight some forms of cancer), Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Omega-3s. Also, if you buy pastured eggs (the chickens are outdoors), you will get more vitamin D in one egg than you get in a glass of milk.

    If you’re worried about getting sick, anything raw or undercooked comes with that problem (including fruits and vegetables), but a cooked egg is as safe to eat as any other food that has been cooked.

  2. Judy October 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    I respectfully disagree with the negative statements listed in your opening paragraph. There is no clinical evidence to substantiate those claims. Medical and nutritional research shows that a normal, healthy adult can consume an average of one egg per day with no detrimental effects to cholesterol, heart disease, or other cardiovascular diseases. Dietary cholesterol and bodily-made cholesterol are two different things. Many reputable studies have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Journal, Circulation, and others that indicate no significant health impacts from consuming eggs.

    Eggs contain protein and at least 13 vitamins and minerals that are essential to our health. Egg shells have a natural barrier that keeps out most pathogens. (Greedy egg producers that practice sanitation short-cuts are in the minority, thankfully.) The egg is still a healthy and economical food that doesn’t deserve negative press, especially when these claims are proven myths.

    That said, food diversity made from informed choices, is a positive thing.

  3. KarmaFree Cooking October 2, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    I love blogging and the opportunity it gives us all to express our opinions… In this article I tried to be as general as possible to avoid going into the deeper reasons why I recommend not to eat eggs. However I have noticed my intent has caused confussion and I will try to further explain my point.

    Ultimately some of you out there might still disagree with me and that is OK.

    I make 4 statements in my post about why we should avoid eating eggs: they have Cholesterol, they have subtances that are not good for us, they’re difficult to digest and that they carry diseases.

    Two of the statements made in my posts are widely documented in the press – eggs do have cholesterol and they do carry diseases. This was a national news that so many eggs and products made with eggs were being recalled recetly because of a salmonella contamination.

    But to explain the other 2 points I make I want to reiterate that I use this blog to share my EXPERIENCES being vegetarian and what I have learned about vegetarianism from the teachings of the Yoga School I belong to. I am still a student, but yoga teaches you that you need to rely on your own experiences to know what is the actual truth.

    I have eaten eggs sporadically after being vegetarian… yes, I am human with lots of physical, mental and emotional attachements to certain foods. The times I have eaten eggs – fried, hard boiled, in tortillas or in omellettes, they have slowed my digestion process immensely… sometimes having to skip lunch or dinner alltogether because I feel so full and bloated still. That’s where I get the statement about eggs being hard to digest.

    Some people are vegetarian for mainly health reasons… some people for humane/love to animal reasons… some people seek vegetarianism as a way to purify the body for spiritual purposes. Food nourishes our body as well as our mind. The more subtle part of our food is what feeds our mind and whether we believe it or not, what we eat influences our behavior. Eggs make our mind restless, unsteady and uncontrollable. And according to Ajurvedic medicine, we should avoid these rajasic foods, such as eggs. When we eat something that will make us not being in control of ourselves… it’s not healthy.

    Here are a few links that will possibly help illustrate my points…

    http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1981/isep81/phys.shtml

    http://www.yoga-magazine.net/diet.htm

    You can still eat eggs if you feel they have more benefit than harm… but I present you an alternative to reduce your consumption of eggs and see how you feel/behave after some time. You might surprise yourself…

  4. Kim, Rambling Family Manager October 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    I would love to go totally vegan and give up eggs and dairy, but unfortunately I’ve found out that my body has a problem with all things soy, a frequent substitute for eggs and dairy. I’m not allergic but I get severe breast pain when I eat soy, even in small amounts. (Like the soy bean oil that’s used in the bread from the grocery store bakery.) I’m totally bummed; I was really acquiring a taste for tofu. I don’t eat a lot of eggs or dairy but I do use products, like mayo, baked goods, etc., that are made with them.

    Sigh…

  5. Diane October 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    Eggs may not be right for everyone – and for some are even against their religion to consume – but they are indeed quite healthy. Cholesterol is a complex issue, and most recent studies on eggs overturn the old idea that they are a big factor to producing high cholesterol in the body. They are not nearly the demon that they were assumed to be a decade ago.

    I find that I do very well with eggs. I buy local pastured eggs and eat them a couple times a week, and have no issues at all with cholesterol or digestion.

  6. Yogesh Chaudhari July 1, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Agree with this article!

  7. Yogesh Chaudhari July 1, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    I am very happy to read such a great article. i am agree with writer!

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