- Egg corporations aren’t allowed to say things like “Eggs are an important part of a well balanced, healthy diet”
- “Nutritional powerhouse” can’t be used.
- Can’t portray eggs as a diet food because of the saturated fat and cholesterol content. In fact they have nearly twice the calories of anything that can be called low-calorie.
- Instead of weight loss ads can go with “can reduce hunger.” See these clowns’ cleverness? Yeah, a food that when eaten can reduce hunger – what a groundbreaking concept.
- Can’t say eggs are good for you.
- Can’t say eggs are low in saturated fat—they’re not.
- Can’t say they’re relative low in fat – they’re not!
- Can’t call them a rich source of protein – they’re not!
- Can’t say eggs are “nutritious” at all – Eggs have so much cholesterol you can’t even say they contribute nutritionally.
- Can’t say eggs are healthful. “All references to healthfulness must be deleted.”
- Can’t say eggs are healthy, as they contain significant amounts of fat & cholesterol, which contributes to the leading killer in the Western, heart disease.
- As they can’t say eggs are a healthy start to the day, the USDA suggests “a satisfying start.” Ha, nice one.
- They can’t even refer to eggs as safe – “All references to safety must be removed” because more than a hundred thousand Americans are Salmonella poisoned every year from eggs. Also because of avian influenza. “Instead of safe you can call eggs fresh,” the USDA marketing service helpfully suggests.
- The industry doesn’t say the truth about the poor hens that lay the eggs. The American Egg Board states “Do not show multiple birds in cages-they look too crowded and open us up to activist criticism.” In other words, DO NOT SHOW THE TRUTH TO THE PUBLIC.
Avocado hummus! A cross between guacamole and traditional hummus, this green version is packed with nutrients, courtesy of the avocado, and full of creaminess and yumminess.
The goodies you’ll need:
1 can chick peas, well drained
2 medium ripe avocados
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp tahini
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, peeled
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp cumin
1 – 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves, for topping
Red pepper flakes, for topping
Go for organic ingredients
1. Pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes.
2. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I did a scant 1/2 tsp salt and about 1/8 tsp pepper), add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 – 2 minutes longer.
3. If you wish, you can serve it topped with a bit more olive oil and sprinkle with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Feel free to serve with pita chips or tortilla chips and enjoy voraciously.
Thanks us later!