Eggs!!! Who don’t aware of little tasty wholesome food! Fried, scrambled with cheese, boiled, poach, although question is are they beneficial for gout patients? Majorly eggs contain sufficient omega-3 fats, but still it depends on how farmers are feeding their chickens. The amount of omega-3 intake by a chicken directly proportional to the amount of omega-3 found eggs when they are laying. In addition an egg also contributes good protein source and low purines, which can be beneficial for gout patients.
Interestingly, an egg not only carries all members of vitamin B family (vitamin B1- vitamin B12) but also biotin, choline and folic acid. Eggs are crowned with the highest choline provider than any other sources.an adult man needs 550 mg of choline per day where as a women needs 450 mg per day. Now eggs contribute 100 mg of choline.
Choline facilitates the proper working of cell membranes, helps in nerve communications and prevents buildup of homocystenine a heart disease causing amino acid in blood also helps to lower chronic inflammation. Calorie contents are also low in eggs, only gives 150 to 175 calories if you take two eggs.
If we are planning to replace meat with eggs in our meal, can be a good alternative, cause like meat eggs has also high in protein but very low in uric acid. Although 1 to 6 eggs are more than enough for a week, because of high fat, this can be health issue for long run. We should not undermine that egg is animal based food, after all in come animal. So the thing we have to have limitation for consuming them cause they are not like complex carbohydrate which burns also the time in our belly.
Eating egg should be controlled in our daily diet cause the fat #1 killer in the US. For more information you can refer my ebook Gout and You: The Ultimate Gout Diet & Cookbook. Eggs have this bad reputation for eaten during morning breakfast in US and more often as fried and accompanied with bacon, ham, sausage which are all in high fat. As a result a chance of high cholesterol and heart disease gets higher. Moreover the very interesting fact is frying an egg can increase LDL(bad cholesterol), whereas boiling the same can increase HDL (good cholesterol)?
What is The Best Way to Eat Your Eggs?
Sadly the best way to consume egg is hard-boiled egg. it’s a sad revelation for you for me as well , cause I used to fancy eating eggs radiant sunny-side-up. Although some experts are suggesting for fried sunny-side-up and scrambled eggs “add some olive oil”, “it’ll be healthy”,. But they are wrong! By frying the eggs with butter, Pam, olive oil or any other type of oil, you are increasing the amount of free radicals which invites diseases and in long run destroys your well-being. I quote; the safest way to consume eggs hence forward is boiled. Besides eating your eggs
Boiled is the best was to get all the nutrients from egg it can provide. You might also heard from certain health gurus that to consume ether egg white or the egg yolk, please eat both! Why not the egg yolk has all the fat still its where you will get sorted with all the magical nutrient and all the vitamins like omega-3s, carotenoids, vitamins A, B5, B6, B12D, E, K, folate, choline, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron and manganese etc. the egg yolk is far more nutritious then egg white, so please don’t throw out that yolk.
Another interesting dish is poached egg. After cracking the egg just drop it in the boiling water and add some white vinegar which safeguard eggs integrity and have it with whole grain toast. You are very much safe as long as you are not frying it.
How Should I Buy My Eggs?
The ultimate way to buy your eggs is directly from farm if you have one nearby. Try to find out how those chickens are fed and maintained. The best quality eggs are mainly “pasture-raised” or “pastured” but you may also find “free-range” or “cage-free” terms on the packaging.
The implications of those terms is those chickens were raised outdoors in pasture setting. These are most nutrition rich eggs you can buy. I look back when I was 8years old and visited I visited my grand-mother’s village in Cephalonia, where population is only 22.
She revealed the entire process of how a chicken is nourish her eggs and every day we used to visit her nest to checkup she laid them and eventually the chicks came out the eggs, a unforgettable experience . Just think what could be the greatness you get from those eggs were chicks are running around my grandmothers ranch then those scrap you are buying from supermarket.
Hard boiled eggs should have a place in gout diet. For me, I add them in my salad for meal or slice them up then add to my sandwich. Please make a routine to eat at least two hard boiled eggs once a week.