These days most asked question is: “What’s wrong with eggs?” We stopped eating eggs as a family a while ago. You might be surprised when I tell you that the fact that eggs are so-called “cholesterol bombs” was not even an issue for us. There are a lot of other factors that played a massive role in our decision making.
Like many families, our day used to start with a nice scrambled or perfectly poached eggs, and we couldn’t imagine it any other way. Even though we are a biracial family, the egg culture was always thriving in both of our cultures. So basically, we were raised eating eggs daily, same as the many generations before us. So here comes another popular opinion: “Whole generations grew up eating it and are just fine!” Yes, but just fine is not enough. A lot had changed since the old days in the way of how eggs were cultivated. Because the demand snowballed, the simple farming turned into billion-dollar factories with sophisticated technology but extremely poor ethics. To be a part of this system or not, it’s up to you to decide.
Eggs are not ethical
I’m not going to get deep into all the horrifying statistics and methods of the egg industry, but I am going to tell you one thing. If you think that ethical labels like “free-range” or “organic” mean chickens have a better life, I have to disappoint you because they don’t. The reality behind those misleading labels is that millions of male chicks are ground up alive no matter what hatcheries they are from. Doesn’t matter if its free-range, organic or cage-free eggs. It happens because male chicks are considered to be a “byproduct” of the egg industry, and there’s no use for them.
Another eye-opening fact is that the “free-range” doesn’t mean that chickens are freely flocking on green pastures. Well, that’s what I believed for a very long time! In reality, thousands of hens are kept in barns with tiny doors, and there are no regulations on how often those doors need to be open. Some hens spend their entire life without seeing the daylight. Because of the poor living conditions, hens can routinely be fed anti-biotics and are often given GM feeds.
Eggs feed viruses
It might be shocking information for many, but if you listen to the Medical Medium YouTube channel and put all the facts together, it makes perfect sense. Eggs are the ideal medium for growing viruses inside them and widely used in labs to create common flu shots. Eggs consist of the unique combo of proteins and nutrients that help to accelerate the growth of an embryo chick, so when they virus injected into the fertilised egg, it replicated rapidly. Then the fluid containing the virus is harvested from the eggs and made into a vaccine. So basically means, that if you struggle with any chronic illnesses related to infection (for example EBV) or have strange symptoms like unexplained fatigue, muscle aches, headaches etc., by consuming eggs, you provide ideal food and the climate for the viruses to thrive.
Eggs are chicken periods
Have you already lost your appetite? It amuses me how society thinks of females period as some tabu, but continues to consume hen’s period daily happily. Just look up how the reproductive system of the chicken works, it’s pretty similar to ours. Female chickens have a cycle that happens daily during certain times of the year. One of the hen’s ovaries sends a yolk on its path. The yolk forms into an egg white while it moves through the reproductive tract into a shell gland. After 21 hours, the shell is formed and ready to pop out. If the egg is not fertilised, it doesn’t grow into a baby chicken. In simple words, the egg is there to develop a chicken, not to become someone’s omelette. Unless you are struggling to provide plant-based nutritional meals for your family for some reasons, I don’t see the need for this product in your household.
I don’t know about you, but these factors were enough for my family to stop eating eggs. Thanks to tofu, the transition was so smooth and happened so quickly that no one even had a chance to miss that ingredient in a bit. Just recently I had a conversation with my husband how unnatural it seems to eat eggs now when just a year ago we couldn’t imagine our daily meals without it. My husband used to get unexplained symptoms like brain fog, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue. Since completely removing eggs from his diet, and eating a mostly plant-based diet, he recovered rapidly. This experience proves me that we are on the right path, and by sharing this with you, I hope it will make you look at some common things like “eggs” from another, more critical perspective.
As a bonus here’s our favourite tofu scramble recipe:
Organic firm tofu
Liquid amino acids ( or soy sauce)
Toast of your preference
Use a fork to crumble tofu into bite-sized pieces. Add some oil to a frying pan and when it’s hot add sliced cherry tomatoes. Let them brown then add tofu. Stir for 5 minutes. Add oregano and liquid aminos (soy sauce) to taste. Stir some more. Spread a generous layer of hummus over your toast and serve tofu on top. Enjoy!