Raw eggs have enjoyed a small resurgence in popularity in recent years due to growing evidence of their benefits, in the process overcoming the many misconceptions that have shied people away from trying them.
The process of cooking eggs destroy the very goodness that our bodies so desperately need as the nature of proteins and fats is altered when exposed to heat. When cooked, the egg protein changes its chemical shape; it is often this process that can be the cause of allergies. Generally when eating raw eggs, any incidence of egg allergy will disappear.
Many people’s diets are deficient in high quality proteins and fats, and eggs are one the very best sources of these.
Raw eggs have many benefits, they contain essential nutrients for the brain, nerves, glands and hormones, they are nutritionally balanced, and we highly recommend the addition of raw eggs to your nutritional programme.
The sulphur amino acids help to keep you young, raw eggs also contain an abundance of other vital substances including protein, essential fatty acids along with niacin, riboflavin, biotin, choline, vitamins A, D and E, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, iron, iodine, copper, zinc and sulphur. Egg yolks are one of the few foods that contain vitamin D.
It has almost every micro and macro-nutrient needed to survive, and only lacks vitamin C and the minerals in sea salt.
Here Are Just A Few Of The Many Potential Health Benefits Of Eating Raw Eggs:
- Improved brain and nervous system function
- Improved glandular function
- Improved hormone balance
- Improved sex drive
- Improved muscle tone
- Speeds up the metabolism
- Burns fat
- Gives the body more energy
- Improved circulatory function
- Improved lung function, especially for those with emphysema!
- Provides thicker hair and nails
- Sooths skin burns and can help prevent scaring
Raw Eggs and salmonella
Poisoning from salmonella has been exaggerated in the past. A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2002 indicated that only 2.3 million, of the 69 billion eggs produced annually, are contaminated with salmonella. In other words 0.003% or 1 in every 30,000 eggs.
The bulk of these come from battery chicken eggs and chickens kept in unhealthy conditions – only sick chickens lay salmonella contaminated eggs.
If only healthy chicken eggs (organic and free range ideally) are consumed, then far less than one in 30,000 eggs are contaminated.
Salmonella is a common micro-organism found almost everywhere, and is just as likely, or more likely, to proliferate on cooked food kept in the fridge.
Infection is normally mild gastric symptoms, but in rare cases where the immune system is very low such in the elderly who have had much anti-biotic use, and the source is greatly contaminated, death can result. But such a person is highly lightly to contract one of many common micro-organisms and die from that.
To give some perspective, in the highly unusual situation of contracting Salmonella, in a healthy person, an infection is nothing to worry about and is easily treated with high quality pro-biotics every half an hour until you feel better.
Raw Eggs and Cholesterol
There is no danger from the cholesterol build up since 2/3 of cholesterol in the body is produced by the liver. The amount of cholesterol consumed in the diet does not relate to the amount of cholesterol deposited. Many studies have shown that the cholesterol in eggs does not raise cholesterol level in the body. Furthermore, eggs contain Lecithin, a valuable nutrient that helps the body to process fats and cholesterol.
Eggs contain valuable fat needed to keep us healthy. Do not be afraid of that natural product that has been eaten with no adverse effects for thousands of years, butter.
The initial report that cholesterol in foods leads to health problems was released to the press without scientific validation, and has since been proven by hundreds of scientists and studies around the world to be completely false. The only benefits from the initial press release were to the margarine and vegetable oil industries.
Raw Eggs and Biotin Deficiency
Nature created an egg to be a balanced live food – as long as you eat the biotin rich yolk along with the white, there is no risk of a biotin deficiency.
“Free range raw eggs (ideally from healthy chickens, including organically certified, even better are fertile eggs)are one of the best compact foods in nature. Eggs are the ultimate, complete fast food. However the protein in eggs is not utilised for cellular reproduction. They are utilised for regeneration and maintenance.”
Quote from the book “The Recipe for Living Without Disease” By Aajonus Vonderplanitz
While raw eggs have often been associated with bodybuilding, what’s lesser known is the ability of raw eggs to significantly youthen the skin.
Because raw eggs are technically chicken embryos, the effects of consuming of raw eggs can be akin to the effects of consumption-based stem cell and placenta supplements.
It’s becoming more common to find sheep- and goat-based stem cell and placenta products at nearly unaffordable prices, but these products aren’t much different from what you’d find in an organic raw egg.
Eating raw eggs has the potential to dramatically help boost the immune system which is critically important for those with cancer.
To truly see the benefits, a couple raw eggs per day is generally not enough. But if you can try 10 to 15 eggs per day or more, as a sort of protein drink replacement, you’ll begin to notice a significant youthening in your skin in just two to three weeks. The effects can be striking, especially on your face.
Best of all, the calorie count between a raw egg and cooked egg doesn’t translate as you might expect. Not only can you easily consume that many eggs when raw without feeling full, but they absorb relatively quickly, usually in 30 to 40 minutes, and don’t cause the weight gain you might think.
While 15 cooked eggs per day, on top of a regular diet, might cause some weight gain, 15 raw eggs do not seem to cause any weight gain at all.
There isn’t much research into this area, but from personal experience and observations of others who have tried this, high raw egg consumption can even cause weight loss.
Other foods such as coconut oil, which while high in calories can actually cause weight loss due to its effects on the metabolism.
Just make sure the eggs are consumed raw and without much tampering, including high speed blending. The proteins in raw eggs are delicate and can easily be denatured.
As an extra tip, they taste better cold, and because they have a neutral flavor, you can mix it with some juice for better palatability.
While consuming raw eggs is a bit unconventional, I encourage you to try it for a few weeks. You might be amazed with the results when you look in the mirror.