Soy Free Eggs
“Eat more soy.” Just a few years ago we were told to eat more soy. Soy milk. And soy cheese. Meat substitutes made with soy. Meal replacements from soy. And yet as if that is not enough, soy butter. But the best answer calls for a different sound. In fact, the hotly debated subject is still circulating, and so, why consider soy free eggs from local farms? Now let’s take a look at pasture raised eggs — family farm fresh eggs.
That surging interest in soy grew excessively from the early 1990’s. But now, more light on the subject throws a graying shadow of concern on soy. Soybean products have a high amount of estrogens. And too much soy estrogen causes cancer and other health issues. in fact both men and women share concerns of the effects of soy.
Are these registered soy health concerns about soy truly worth consideration? Is this just an American racket that has unfounded bases? Or are the concerns wider spread?
We see the steadily increase of cancer. And we do well to consider what we might do to avoid it. Since phytoestrogens (plant-based estrogens) are a problem, then why not reduce our intake of them? And so, too much soy estrogen causes poor health conditions due to the fact of the abundance of phytoestrogen in it.
Furthermore, besides too much estrogen causes cancer, it also can make you gain weight. So then could the obesity plague be helped by feeding our children less soy products? Do local small scale farms have answer for this problem? Consider these soy free eggs for your next hard cooked egg recipe.
Pasture Raised Eggs provide Family Farm Fresh Eggs
Today’s modern farming practices focus on producing mass volumes at the lowest possible prices. Pasture raised hens eat more natural food and thus do not product as much volume as CAFO’s want to see. But confinement and soy rich feeds provide an answer to increased production at lower costs, but perhaps at a higher cost to the health of the consumer that we realize.
Will we subject our family’s health to the possible dangers presented by mega farming? The local farms, that is the small scale family farm, sustainable operations, with pasture raised eggs offer vitality. Practices of care and concern in the production for healthful food yields quality.
Is There Soy in the Eggs?
Why buy soy free eggs? Do eggs have soy estrogen in them? Actually, the fact that studies show that when hens are fed soy, the soy estrogen is carried through the eggs that we consume. The soy health concerns rise rapidly. One study’s conclusion states: “Isoflavone concentrations in egg yolks, liver and kidneys of laying hens can be successfully increased by supplementing the diet with an isoflavone rich source. . . A soy free diet can result in hen eggs and tissues without any quantifiable levels of isoflavones.”
Egg allergies — yes, some folks choose to try eggs from soy-free-fed hens for this reason. Soy proteins transfer into the eggs from the feed. So if you face egg allergies, consider the possibility of soy free eggs from pasture raised hens via Swiss Villa.
Soy lecithin often produces the soy allergies. We find it in many of the processed foods in America today. Surprisingly to many, a good lecithin naturally occurs in egg yolks where no soy has be fed to the chickens. And this lecithin naturally found in egg yolks without soy feeding holds health benefits versus the soy lecithin!
And do not forget the soy health concern that too much estrogen causes cancer.
GMO Free, Farm Packed, Unclassified Eggs without Commercial Washing
Selecting these soy free eggs has some additional benefits. Consider the sustainability and the locavore vitality of these small farms: growing more of their own feed; letting the hens eat freely from the outdoor grasses and other vegetation as well as grit and bugs; smaller footprint structures for protection; family involvement in feeding, watering and egg gathering; and last of all, eggs without commercial washing and packed by hand.
GMO concerns are another reason to avoid soy fed eggs, soy fed dairy and soy fed meat. So then choose healthful food for your diet and for your family and friends. Is cheaper food really cheap? Perhaps that depends on how much you consider your health to be worth. Keep in mind that if estrogen causes cancer, what will we pay to treat cancer if we could possibly avoided it by reduced soy intake.
Swiss Villa works somewhat as a food hub working with small local farms. And numerous small scale farms, mixed-use farmers who have a few hundred pasture raised eggs to help supplement their livelihoods by selling eggs via Swiss Villa. Ask your locally owned market to stock these family farm fresh eggs in their dairy cooler.
Because of the support of locavores, these small farms realize sustainability. And they understand eggs without commercial washing. In sincerity, they appreciate this opportunity and desire to do their best to provide fresh, quality, healthful eggs for you to enjoy. Stronger healthier communities unfold with the promotion of local small scale farms. Thank you for your part.