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The season of eggs, well if you celebrate Easter you’ll be decorating a few, then hiding them for the littles. But really eggs are always in season!
They call eggs “nature’s multivitamin” and in much of the research found the benefits far out way the drawbacks.
Ultimately eggs are different for every person depending on the persons fitness, health and lifestyle.
Check out below the contents of an egg:
First let’s start out with the benefits of an egg, keep in mind eggs have all the amino acids to survive. They also provide you with complete protein.
Amino Acids in an egg:
Vitamins in an egg:
Nutrients in eggs:
Antioxidants in an egg:
EGG NOTE: The nutrient content of an egg largely depends on how the hens are raised and fed. Organic Farm Fresh is always best but if you have to shop at the grocery store then Organic Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs tend to be richer in healthy nutrients.
As a drawback for eggs it's different for every person depending on the persons fitness, health and lifestyle; as eggs do contain cholesterol.
The cholesterol from eggs is a type of fat that is essential for the structure of cell membranes, hormone production, Vitamin D synthesis and the digestion of bile acids. With that said you have to consider each person’s needs and body type.
If you need to watch your cholesterol stick to egg whites, all the cholesterol is found in the yolk. So eating egg whites only allows you to enjoy eggs without eating cholesterol.
The only other drawback was the possibility of salmonella, this is found in raw eggs. So just make sure to cook your eggs and handle them properly.
Other than that you can add eggs to your list of superfoods!
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During the spring many of us suffer from allergies, here’s a few options, including holistic dietary changes you may want to consider.
DIETARY + OPTIONS:
GREEN TEA – Antihistamine
You can sip 2 cups a day, 2 weeks before allergy season.
BUTTERBUR – Antihistamine
LICORICE ROOT – Anti-Inflammatory
TUMERIC – Anti-Inflammatory
Minimize the swelling and irritation. Reducing allergic response. Make sure to eat with Black Pepper.
CAYENNE PEPPER – Anti-Inflammatory
Spicy to clear nasal passages.
HOT GINGER – Anti-Inflammatory
Spicy to clear nasal Passages.
FENUGREEK – Anti-Inflammatory,
Spicy to clear nasal passages.
ONION – Antihistamine, Anti-Inflammatory
Mild may help clear nasal passages, reducing symptoms of seasonal allergies. Onions are also a pre-biotic known for a healthy gut (immunity and health). Onions also contain antioxidants especially red onions with the highest concentration of quercetin, followed by white onions and scallions. Cooking them reduces the quercetin content in onions. So for maximum impact eat raw onions.
GARLIC – Anti-Inflammatory
Mild may help clear nasal passages.
BEE POLLEN – Anti-Inflammatory
Anti-Fungal, Antimicrobial, Local enzymes, nectar, honey, flower pollen, and wax are important to use for Hay Fever.
CITRUS – Upper Respiratory
Vitamin C, Sweet Peppers, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, Limes, Berries.
TOMATOES – Inflammation
Vitamin C, Lycopene (absorbed by cooking), by cooking the tomatoes you receive an extra boost of its offerings.
SALMON / OILY FISH – Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Helping decrease the narrowing of airways. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish could bolster your allergy resistance and even improve asthma. A good rule of thumb is to eat 8oz of fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, and tuna to increase your chances of allergy relief, strive to hit or exceed this target.
ACUPUNCTURE – For Allergy Relief Is recommended, 2 sessions per week for 6 weeks.
NASAL RINSES – For Allergy Relief Help with flushing dust and pollen out of the nasal passage.
VITAMINS + MINERALS:
Grandma's Elderberry Immune Support
This class will teach you all about how to make your very own organic elderberry syrup.
2/3 Cup Dried Elderberries
3 Cups Spring Water
2 T Fresh Sliced Ginger
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Cloves
1 Cup Local Raw Honey
Make It Like So:
Place elderberries, water, ginger, cinnamon and cloves in a pot. Stir in 1 cup of honey. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 45 minutes to one hour.
Remove from heat and using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth, strain out mixture. Transfer liquid to a glass jar, let liquid come to room temperature.
Keep in the fridge sealed for up to 2-3 weeks.
There is no standard dose of elderberry, I enjoy 1 T up to four times a day during flu season. Some enjoy elderberry syrup every day as elderberry has many health benefits. For more information on elderberries and their benefits please see the wonderful article below.
*You can add 1 tsp of cayenne for extra heat. (spicy)
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There are many reported benefits of elderberries. Not only are they nutritious, but they may also fight cold and flu symptoms, support heart health and fight inflammation and infections, among other benefits.
Elise Mandl, BSc, APD, "Elderberry: Benefits and Dangers", March 2018, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/elderberry