Soy is one of the most common food allergens and many people who think they are sensitive to eggs are just allergic to the soy that concentrates in the yolks. Oftentimes people think they might be sensitive to eggs when in fact they’re sensitive to the soy proteins that concentrates in the yolks.
Both organic and conventional commercial chicken feed, often has soy meal as the #1 or #2 ingredient because it is a cheap protein source that promotes quick growth and efficient egg production.
Research indicates that soy isoflavones are transferred into the yolks of chickens which are fed a diet concentrated with soy feed. When humans eat soy fed chickens these estrogen mimicking hormones can accumulate causing various health problems.
Most soy in the USA is genetically modified which causes abnormalities in hampster studies after several generations. GMO’s have not been adequately tested on humans and eating soy filled eggs could cause unintended changes in future human DNA.
Children are especially sensitive to hormones from soy contaminated chicken and can have irregularities in sexual development.
Chickens are omnivores, so those “vegetarian fed” eggs you see at the grocery store aren’t all that great. Chickens are actually descendants of the Velociraptor, a small but fierce meat-eating dinosaur. Thus, they were created to eat mice, snakes, bugs, worms, and insects. Feeding chickens a diet that is 95% corn and soy is not healthy for them or their eggs or your family.
Pastured chickens that are eating worms and insects have more omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin A, folate and vitamin B-12 than caged, stressed, and overcrowded chickens. Pastured eggs are higher in the anti-oxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which helps in prevention of macular degeneration and colon cancer.
Egg yolks are the richest known source of lutein (a carotenoid). The firmer and deeper yellow-orange color of yolks, the more Lutein and other important nutrients in the egg. Studies indicate that lutein can help protect against diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts, as well as lowering risk for some forms of cancer and heart disease.
They are high in beneficial Omega-3 Fatty Acids which is – essential for growth & development and high in Conjugated Linoleic Acid which is a natural fatty acid linked to reducing cancer, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. They have 2/3 more vitamin A, 7 times more beta-carotene, 3 to 6 times higher in vitamin D and 3 times more vitamin E.