I want to talk about why I consume four eggs every single day. I did a seminar at Exxon many years ago and I noticed they didn’t invite me back and I called him up I said why can’t I come back and do another seminar because I do a seminar series and they said well you’re recommending 45 eggs a day I said no no no no I didn’t say 45 eggs a day I said four to five eggs a day, okay, and they go oh okay, yeah you can come back but generally I will eat four eggs and sometimes only need five eggs per day.
Now of course those eggs are notconsumed at breakfast they’re actually at my first meal right around one or even two sometimes three o’clock in the afternoon so one of the key reasons that I consume eggs on a regular basis not only do I enjoy it, but eggs have the greatest anabolic effect, anabolic means that it’s turning into muscle protein or other proteins, so it’s building more protein in the body.
I have a little scale here that shows these percentages and the type of protein. so egg forty-eight percent of it actually turns into body tissue and I’m not talking about even absorption, I’m talking about forty percent of that egg actually turns into your body tissue, and that’s pretty much the highest not counting breast milk unless you’re a baby you’re not gonna be able to get it.
Now when we take meat fish file, that’s 32 percent okay, much less an egg white is 17 percent which is fascinating because that cholesterol and fat actually help in the anabolic effect. look at soy only 17 percent it might be high in amino acids but it does not turn into body tissue that well dairy way this would be like cheese and whey 16 percent very small spirulina 6 percent.
So if we take 4 eggs comes out to 24 grams of protein times point four eight so 11. 52 grams are actually turning in the body you look at me 24 grams only 7.68 grams of it is actually turning in the body tissue.
You are gonna have to consume more meat to get the same efficiency as eggs okay. Dairy is only three-point four-eight grams actually turning into body tissue, so you can see that you would have to consume a lot more dairy to create this effect so eggs are very efficient in turning in the body tissue, not only that they’re very high in nutrients they pretty much have every single vitamin and mineral except item and see the load with B vitamins choline healthy fats, which is right here so it has DHA EPA, it has a lot of the carotenoids which is good for the eye, prevent macular degeneration, it has choline, which helps prevent a fatty liver and helps your nervous system, now if there’s any consideration your mind that eating eggs will increase your cholesterol realize that there is absolutely no data that will increase your so-called bad cholesterol LDL, it will increase your good cholesterol HDL so it is not bad for the heart, so you don’t have to worry about that.
So anyway I just wanted to point this out and recommend that you also get pasture-raised organic eggs, it’s a little bit more expensive but it’s definitely worth it.