Todayâ€™s eco tip comes from Daily Eco Tips, and they suggest eating only free-range chicken eggs.
Youâ€™ve probably heard that free-range chickens are kept in much better conditions than battery or closed-range farmed hens.Â However, did you know that eggs produced by free-range chickens are actually much healthier too?
According to Mother Earth News, free-range eggs contain:
- 33% less cholesterol
- 25% less saturated fat
- 66% more Vitamin A
- Two times more Omega-3 fatty acids
- Three times more Vitamin E
- Seven times more Beta Carotene
The reason why thereâ€™s such a difference with free-range eggs is unclear, although itâ€™s more than likely due to the chickens being less stressed as they enjoy greater freedom than their battery andÂ closed-rangeÂ counterparts.
Mother Earth News goes on to say that real â€œfree rangeâ€ or â€œgrass fedâ€ eggs come from birds that run around outside, in sunshine and on fresh grass; have room to move around, flap their wings and get exercise; eat a diverse diet of grasses, weeds, bugs, seeds, etc.; and behave naturally.
If nothing else, itâ€™s certainly food for thought!
The Phantom Forest Team