My Answer: What’s My Favorite Source of Dietary Fats?
I asked my fans on our Facebook Group what is their favorite dietary source of good fats.
The answers were great, ranging from virgin coconut oil to red meat to extra-virgin olive oil. Few mentionned one of my favorite though: eggs. And I’m also a big fan of organic butter from grass-fed cows. So my favorite source of dietary fats is simple to combine them.
Why eggs? Well, they are not just a great food laden with nutrients, they also taste great. Of course, provided you can tolerate them. It is one of the top 5 food intolerances you will typically see on food sensitivity panels. However, it is often a cross-reaction to eating wheat. I often have seen the intolerance to eggs disappear in 8 weeks provided that one avoids eggs and gluten products for that time period.
Here are 5 good reasons why you should love eggs too:
1. Whole eggs make your mind sharper. Egg whites only is for dorks, as I wrote here. The yolks are a rich source of choline, which 90% of Americans are deficient in. No choline = poor acetyl-choline = attention span of a door knob.
2. They prevent heart disease.
3. They improve insulin sensitivity
4. Eggs are one of the foods that provides vitamin D in significant amounts.
5. They are rich in selenium, which is essential to thyroid, immune and prostate health.
And here is my favorite way to enjoy eggs and butter together
Strength Sensei’s Paprika Scrambled Eggs
Anyone who was ever a guest at the house always ask for more
- Beat slightly 4 to 6 eggs in a tall glass, along with one tablespoon of water, and one tablespoon of heavy cream, a pinch of Celtic salt and black pepper, and one teaspoon of paprika. You can add more paprika or eggs.
- Melt a pat of butter in a frying pan. Make sure the butter stays a blonde color.
- Pour the melted butter in glass, and stir rapidly.
- Pour mixture in pan, and using a wooden spoon, stir the mix until eggs are cooked yet still moist.
Coach Charles R. Poliquin