Eggs - Yes, if all they had to eat were grains and never got outside to run around and eat bugs and grass, they are bad for us. The nutrition is poor, there's no omega 3 and a whack of omega 6. Although I don't think that flax-fed caged eggs are bad for us, in fact the opposite. The pasture-fed ones are obviously best.
Chicken is a toughy. Chicken inherently has a lot of omega 6 and even if you feed it a great diet it still doesn't have that much omega 3. I think that the pasture-raised chickens like pasture-raised cows are simply leaner so you don't get as much fat to begin with. Perhaps that spurred the birth of butter chicken Grain-fed chickens are a hefty dose of omega 6, no two ways about it. I don't know of any good studies that assess grain-fed and pasture-raised chicken but with grass-fed beef there are a lot of things like CLA and carnitine that are present in the grass-fed that isn't in the grain-fed to as great an extent so I'm assuming that the same holds true with chicken. I can't make a definitive statement. I'm going to say probably.
Last edited by Stabby; 06-23-2010 at 03:17 PM.
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