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Old 04-23-2008, 12:25 PM   #1
Trenton Widdis
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Probably sounds stupid, but...

I keep seeing reference to people saying they eat eggs for breakfast.

Is there any type that is better than another?

I have always eaten scrambled but would it also be beneficial to eat an omelet and add in green peppers, cheese, etc?
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:45 PM   #2
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Re: Probably sounds stupid, but...

i personally dont think so. I mean yes there are organic and non organic and all that kind of stuff but whether there is that BIG of a difference i dont think so. And adding peppers, cheese, etc will def. make it taste better but if you're following zone i'd prob count the cheese as part of my fat for breakfast.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:01 PM   #3
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Re: Probably sounds stupid, but...

Why would you count cheese as fat for breakfast when it's considered protein in zone eating?
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:04 PM   #4
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Re: Probably sounds stupid, but...

Yes, Not all eggs are created equal.


Eggs from hens (as well as any product from any animal) that are freerange (notice I said freerange and not organic) will have a much more favorable omega-3 to omega-6 fat ratio and are better for you. The second you feed any animal processed grain feed, their O-3/O-6 ratio goes out of whack and when you eat foods from them so does yours. If a chicken is fed organic cracked corn, even though the chicken is certified organic, it's eggs are still bad for you.

As for the peppers and cheese, I'll let someone else tackle the reasons why but summarize by saying, no, they're not good for you. However, a spinach and chicken breast omlete would be much better for you.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:05 PM   #5
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Re: Probably sounds stupid, but...

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Why would you count cheese as fat for breakfast when it's considered protein in zone eating?
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The zone considers "light" cheeses protein. Most regular cheeses are overwhemingly fat.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:28 PM   #6
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Re: Probably sounds stupid, but...

Oh ok, i've never seen the designation in my zone material saying that it was "light" cheese.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:41 PM   #7
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Re: Probably sounds stupid, but...

Good to go.

But what type of eggs are preferable?

Scrambled
Sunny side up
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:02 PM   #8
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Re: Probably sounds stupid, but...

I don't think how you cook it makes a lick of difference nutritionally. Personally I prefer scrambled, but whatever blows your hair back.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:07 PM   #9
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Re: Probably sounds stupid, but...

Preferably sunny-side up or over easy/medium/hard. Cooking them without breaking the yolk is best for not oxidizing the cholesterol in the yolk.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:08 PM   #10
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Re: Probably sounds stupid, but...

I'm repeating hersey here, that I have no solid research to back, so take it with a LARGE grain of salt. That said, I believe I read somewhere that breaking the yolk (i.e. scambling an egg) allows some oxidation to take place that reduces some of the nutrients.

I can be totally amiss here though, just something I heard - and I don't like to jump on tidbits like they're actual information.
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