World Egg Day: Let’s Crack The Myth, Before Cracking Eggs
Ever wondered what big companies are hiding about your breakfast egg? This article digs into the hidden risks that come with that omelet on your plate.
Hey, Happy World Egg Day! But let’s talk about the not-so-happy side of eating eggs. You see, many companies make eggs sound like the best thing ever—high in protein, cheap, and versatile. But there’s a dark side, both for our health and for the animals involved.
I know a lot of folks think eggs are this superfood—cheap, protein-rich, and all. But let me give you another side of the story.
First, let’s talk health. Eggs pack a lot of cholesterol. Even one egg can give you more cholesterol than you actually need in a day. Studies show that eating eggs can up your risk for heart problems and diabetes. Some studies even link them to certain types of cancer.
Commercial poultry farms are no picnic for hens. Hens packed in tiny cages, living their lives in a space no bigger than an A4 sheet of paper.
No room to move, no room to be a normal chicken. They’re fed medicines and forced to lay more eggs, and it wears them out fast.
Chickens could live up to 10 years, but these hens are usually done by the time they’re 18 months old. Then, they’re just killed off.
And it’s not just hens. Male chicks have it bad too. They’re not useful for laying eggs, so they’re often killed in pretty horrifying ways right after they hatch. The industry literally grinds them up alive. Don’t imagine yourself, or it may feel like something out of a horror movie, but it’s real.
Let’s also talk about the big companies. They’re making bank selling eggs, and they spend a lot on ads and promos to keep you eating them. They’ll tell you eggs are great, eggs are essential. But remember, their primary goal is profit, not your health or the welfare of animals.
Lastly, let’s touch on the environment. Raising all these chickens for eggs takes a lot of effort. It contributes to soil and water pollution.
And because these chickens are kept in such close quarters, diseases spread fast. So, they pump them full of antibiotics, which is a problem for us too because it’s leading to antibiotic resistance.
So, next time you think of cracking an egg for breakfast, maybe think twice. There are plenty of other protein sources out there that don’t come with all these downsides. Rest is up to you!