Monday, July 27, 2009

Survival Super Foods - Eggs

Eggs are not only a good source of protein but have many other excellent health benefits. There are a number of health benefits that are derived from eating eggs. Egg yolks contain the antioxidant called lutein which works to protect your eyes from harmful light that could otherwise cause damage to the retina. Eggs also contain the macro and micro nutrients necessary to maintain good health. They have the necessary protein, essential vitamins and many minerals required by the body. Although eggs lack vitamin C, they contain varying amounts of most of the other vitamins necessary in order to maintain good health.

They make a great meal alone or in combination with other foods and are a major ingredient in many recipes. Eggs can also be spiced up with a little salt, pepper or some red or green salsa. It is also a fairly simple process to preserve eggs by salting or pickling which allow them to be saved for use at a later time. They can also be prepared in a number of different ways from boiled to fried or in a salad or a sandwich. Talk about variety in a single food item and you come up with eggs every time!

Eggs can be store bought or produced from your own flock of hens if you raise poultry. They are an inexpensive and vital food source with excellent nutritional value and great health benefits. And if you’re into bushcraft, they can also be found in the wilderness if you know the right places to look for them. Hint! See above picture!

These qualities make eggs a true survival super food.

Make mine scrambled with lots of ketchup!

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

We buy eggs from my aunt who raises chickens. The home grown/organic eggs are SOOOO much better than the store bought ones.

Kentucky Preppers Network

Ken said...

...Matt's right,amazing difference in 'fresh' eggs versus store bought...we buy local eggs from the Amish,soooo much better for around the same price...

...very few foods are as misunderstood as the egg...

riverwalker said...

To: matthiasj

RW Jr. is just starting to get some fresh eggs from the chickens. Prior to that I had a neighbor who was getting us some fresh yard eggs. Thanks.


riverwalker said...

To: Ken

Eggs got an undeserved bad rating due to cholesterol but now people are finding out about the "good" fats. Eggs actually have almost twice as much "good" fat as they do the "bad" kind of fat. Thanks.


HermitJim said...

As far as I'm concerned...there is NOTHING bad about the egg! I love 'em and wish I still raise chickens!

I'll start again when I move to the country!

Anonymous said...

HermitJim, you can raise them in the city if you use a chicken tractor (floorless pen that gets moved about every day or so). We have three hens in ours that keeps us supplied with about 8 -9 per week. That amount would likely by plenty for a single guy or gal. This on a back yard of about 50' x 50'. Moving them allows manure not to build up, so very little to no smell. We passed up on rooster though - didn't want neighbors to complain.

To tell the truth, the COST between fresh and store bought isn't very far apart, but the TASTE - oooh man, no comparison.

Anonymous said...

And egg's are easy to dehydrate!
Dean in az

SciFiChick said...

LMAO @ Dean.... your just too funny!

Anonymous said...

Riverwalker - thanks for the heads up on eggs having Good Fat. Any news on Breakfast Taco healthy benefits? I down one or two of those in early morning and whoo boy - I sure feel better already!

riverwalker said...

To: HermitJim

Eggxactly my thoughts! Eggs will always be a great way to start the day off!


riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 12:58

There is some controversy involved with the commercial egg production process and the manner in which increased egg yields are derived but I would think free range eggs would be somewhat healthier even though the costs are similar. Thanks.


riverwalker said...

To: Dean in AZ

Is there anything you wouldn't try to dehydrate? LOL


riverwalker said...

To: SciFiChick

I'm sure Dean means well but he is a dedicated connoisseur of dehydrated foods.


riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 5:55

You didn't specify the type of breakfast tacos...there are quite a few varieties out there.

To name just a few:

1. Egg and cheese.
2. Egg and bacon.
3. Egg and potato.
4. Egg and beans.
5. Egg and sausage(chorizo).
6. Any combination of the above with or without red or green salsa.

Breakfast tacos can be calorie dense depending upon how you "load them up". Most problems are probably due more to "how much" and not "what" people eat. In this case I think one "El Grande" breakfast taco (one with everything) should be more than sufficient.


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