4 Reasons Why I’m Having an Egg-Free Easter
2. I Give a Cluck About Animal Welfare: On egg farms hens spend their entire lives crammed into wire cages so small that they can’t even spread a single wing. The cages are stacked many tiers high, and faeces from the birds in the top cages fall on the birds below.
3. I Give a Cluck About My Health: Eggs just aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Just one average-size egg contains a whopping 213 milligrams of cholesterol. Research suggests that regular consumption of egg yolks is almost as bad for your heart as smoking because all the cholesterol and saturated fat can clog your arteries and raise your risk for a heart attack or stroke. Studies also show that men who eat 2.5 eggs per week raise their risk of prostate cancer by 81 per cent compared with men who consume less than half an egg per week and that pregnant women who consume eggs have a much higher rate of developing gestational diabetes.