There are also many other reasons why you should consider soy-free eggs, as the soy that hens are fed actually changes the nutrition of the eggs, depleting vitamin D content, and adding hormone-disrupting phytoestrogens.
Soy is high in isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen (plant estrogen) found mostly in legumes and beans. When hens eat soy-based feeds, the eggs will have high amounts of phytoestrogen. It’s thought that phytoestrogen can contribute to hormonal imbalances in humans, male and female. This disruption can be especially detrimental to children and adolescents.
Diets high in soy have been shown to deplete Vitamin D levels in animals and humans. Eggs from hens fed soy-based feeds have been shown to contain up to 6 times less Vitamin D than eggs from hens that did not have any soy in their diet.
Unfortunately, grocery store purchased eggs are from chickens who are fed soy based feeds unless the egg cartons are marked soy-free.
In addition to our chickens being fed soy-free feed, our eggs will contain Omega-3 fatty acids which are a type of polyunsaturated fat that is better on your heart and arteries over other types of fat. In fact, research has shown that Omega-3 fatty acids can be attributed to lowering the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
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