Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Eggs for you?

Some information to share with you about your favourite food, the egg.

Taken from Devagi Sanmugam's book on Great Bakes no eggs.

"Research on eggs has led to startling discoveries in recent years. About two decades ago, a strain of Salmonella bacteria, enteritidis, was found in the ovaries of chickens and their eggs. The fragile, porous egg shells and crowded conditions in egg farms made the eggs perfect hosts for the Salmonella enteritidis bacteria. Undercooked eggs are also a common source of digestive diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, headache, nausea and vomiting. Healthy people usually recover but the disease can be life threatening to children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

Eggs are also a highly allergic food. If there is any discomfort after eating, such as stomaches, headaches, rapid pulse rates, nausea, wheezing, hives brochial infection or coughs, it could be due to an allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock.

Last but not least, most farm hens are injected with hormones which eventually find their way to the eggs. Needless to say, these eggs are certainly far from healthy."

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