Thursday, August 12, 2010

Whole Eggs or Egg Whites. Getting Ready.

"whole eggs are a perfect foodI was on a weekend trip with some friends recently and one of my friends was cooking breakfast for the whole group. I went over to see what he was cooking and saw he was getting ready to make a big batch of eggs.

Well, to my shock and horror, I noticed that he was cracking the eggs open and screening the egg whites into a bowl and throwing out the egg yolks. I asked him why the heck he was throwing out the egg yolks, and he replied something like this...
"because I thought the egg yolks were terrible for you...that's where all the nasty fat and cholesterol is".
And I replied, "you mean that's where all of the nutrition is!"

This is a perfect example of how confused most people are about nutrition. In a world full of misinformation about nutrition, somehow most people now mistakenly think that the egg yolk is the worst part of the egg, when in fact, the YOLK IS THE HEALTHIEST PART OF THE EGG!

By throwing out the yolk and only eating egg whites, you're essentially throwing out the most nutrient dense, antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral loaded portion of the egg. The yolks contain so many B-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin A, folate, choline, lutein, and other powerful nutrients... it's not even worth trying to list them all.

In fact, the egg whites are almost devoid of nutrition compared to the yolks.

There have been plenty of studies lately that indicate that eating whole eggs actually raises your good HDL cholesterol to a higher degree than LDL cholesterol, thereby improving your overall cholesterol ratio and blood chemistry."

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Cat-cages- 003 (Small) When I fed the foster cats this morning, I put both their breakfasts in the farthest cage with them in it, and closed the door. 
I knew that Ray and I would have to be working in the Middle Room, without the cats getting under foot, or even worse, getting out of an open door.  We had to get ready for the big refrigerator swap.

Ray and I moved the closest cage into the grooming room, and vacuumed the area, plugged in the little counter height 2-door fridge next to the deep freeze.  We couldn't get to the outlet without moving that cage.  I put thermometers in the freezer and fridge compartments, after we got the cage back in place.

Then we went outside and cleaned up a large dog carrier that I had just acquired.   I had intended to make the two halves into dog beds, as the door was trashed.  But the halves were still too tall for where I wanted to put them, so the halves will become bins.   I had wanted to put one under my bed.

Misty-Ah-Feels-good Nearly blind Misty loves to roll in the dirt outside, then I have to brush her before she comes back in the house, and gets under my bed.

I know that she must be making a grubby spot on the carpet here, so I will have to buy her another dog bed.  At the moment, she doesn't sleep in my bedroom at night as I might fall over her.  She has a nice bed in the grooming room as she sleeps in there, and has to spend time there while we are working with doors opening and closing, as I don't want her to fall down the stairs into the workshop.

Also we took down one of the cellular blinds in my bedroom, and re-cleaned it.  We had done it the way that is recommended, by soaking in Oxyclean in a tub, but that hadn't worked very well.  It was a case of 'do it, or ditch it'!

We put it on a table outside and sprayed it with diluted 1-4 SuperClean.   (We use that for just about everything, $8 a gallon in WM Auto Dept).  We scrubbed it with soft brushes, and then hosed it down.  It came a lot cleaner, and we hung it on a line to dry. 

By this time the little fridge was at the right temperatures so we got a laundry basket and emptied my kitchen fridge's freezer into the little fridge's freezer section and my deep freeze.

The refrigerator contents are going to be a little bit more difficult.  I moved some things that I wouldn't need right away, but there was no way all that would go in that little fridge!  I can see an ice chest situation when the new fridge gets here.

As I will have to transport the new fridge on it's side, I thought it would have to stay upright for a day for the freon to settle, but the new ones must be different, as the appliance store said it would just have to be upright for about an hour before plugging it in.

 Another, "no rain, hot, humid" day.


Sandra said...

We were told two hours upright before plugging it in when they brought our freezer this morning. Then four hours before putting anything in it that isn't already frozen.

Gypsy said...

Thank you for posting the info on egg yolks. I have been reading that the cholesterol in eggs is entirely different than the cholesterol that settles in your arteries. (I love mine best fried in bacon grease, but of course that's mostly a no-no - just once in a while when I need some extra comfort!)