Quail eggs. What are they?

There are lots of talking about chicken eggs. Good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, yolk or no yolk… But right now, I want to talk about quail eggs 🥚 How many times you saw those tiny, cute looking eggs at the store and thought – why would I pay more for them, if it is simple the same eggs, just smaller in size? Even thought quail and chicken are both birds, their eggs are not the same. So, let’s see if there is any point in buying quail eggs over the chicken eggs.
Let’s start with good news. Sometimes it is about taste, not only about health, isn’t it?

  • Quail eggs have a higher yolk-to-white ratio (and yolk itself is very flavorful), so there is a +1 point into the taste 😋 of these eggs, over the chicken eggs.

Moving forward, there are a good amount of beneficial fatty acids found in quail eggs that many people enjoy, due to their heart-boosting effects.

  • HDL or good cholesterol (yes, we can’t skip cholesterol!) is the “good” form of cholesterol and HDL makes up more than 60% of the fat in quail eggs. According to study which published in the Dietary Guidance of America in 2012 quail egg contain less trans fatty acid that means it is good food that contain less cholesterol compared to other egg such as chicken egg.
  • Quail eggs also have a higher potassium level and potassium shows blood pressure-reducing abilities.
  • Allergy relieve: Quail eggs are high in ovomucoid protein, which acts in the body as a natural anti-allergenic. Therefore, if you are suffering from congestion, inflammation or other symptoms of allergic reactions, quail eggs can get your body back to normal.
  • Quail eggs have higher level of vitamin B-12 (so don’t eat it same day with crab meat!) and Vitamin B-6, which boosts metabolic activity.
  • Raise Energy Levels: The minerals and micronutrients found in these tiny eggs, as well as the protein boost of nearly 6 grams per serving, makes these eggs particularly good for an early morning surge of energy and mood. A high-protein, nutrient-dense breakfast is highly recommended for those who often feel dependent on caffeine or other stimulants to regulate their energy levels.

Now, can you imagine? This is not everything!

    • Promote brain function – Quail eggs contain amino acid and great protein level which can help to stimulate the brain function and nourish the nerve system in brain, so it can work better. The amino acid or protein in quail eggs also protect the brain cells from damage and repair the cell if its broken.
    • Prevent anemia – Study show that women who consume quail egg regularly tend to have lower risk of developing anemia. Quail eggs contain a lot of iron which can help in red blood cell formation and prevent anemia while the amino acid in quail egg also may increase the level of hemoglobin within the red blood cells.
    • Purify the blood – Quail egg have been proved can help the body to remove certain heavy metals and toxin such as mercury (can have some tuna now?). The amino acid and other component of quail eggs can bind the toxin and flush it away from the body.
    • Boost immune system – Quail eggs contain many amino acids including lysine and it can boost immune function. Lysine or a type of amino acid is known can promote the antibodies production and support the immune function response.
    • Prevent diabetes – Study reported that quail egg contains amino acid especially Leucine which can help in regulating blood sugar level and maintain the balance level of insulin that makes it a good food to prevent and treat diabetes.
    • Maintain healthy skin – Quail eggs are an excellent source of protein and it contains Lysine, an amino acid that can promotes the collagen production. Collagen is a type of protein that is required in keeping skin layer tightness and prevent it from sagging and wrinkle.
    • Reduce the risk of heart disease – Quail egg contains important nutrients and vitamins that can reduce the risk of heart disease by 24% according to study by Lee et al in 2010. These benefits served by the presence of Vitamin E or tocopherol.
    • Relieve depression – Quail eggs don’t only contain vitamin, mineral, carbohydrate and protein. It is also completed with some sex hormones according to study by Daniel in 2010. Quail eggs contain anti depression properties that called as hormone P which is effective in relieving depression especially in women who suffer from menopause syndrome.
    • Promotes sexual function – It has been mentioned before that quail eggs contains some sexual hormones which can enhance the sexual organs function such as prostate gland in male.😏
    • Treat gastritis – Quail egg contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help in treating stomach ulcer or gastritis. The amino acid content of quail eggs also helps in repair the broken lining of stomach that caused by infection.

chicken and quail eggs differencesSo, what is the bad news and what you should remember about quail eggs?😶
Everything has a flip side (bigger yolk, potassium and everything else), so these eggs need to be eaten in moderation. Why?

  • For people with pre-existing cholesterol problems, adding large quantities of these eggs to a diet might not be the best choice, as there are roughly 1.6 grams of saturated fat in each serving.
  • Risk of Hypotension – Although quail eggs are good for people with high blood pressure, it is advisable to eat them in moderation. Too much potassium in our body may lower our blood pressure to an abnormally low level and might increase the risk of hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Risk of Hypoglycemia – Although quail eggs are beneficial for controlling diabetes, it is better to eat them in moderation, because eating too many quail eggs may lower your blood sugar to an abnormally low level, and may increase the risk of hypoglycemia.
And now, at last, few tips on a quail eggs:
• Consuming five quail eggs a day will be enough to get its benefits. Excessive consumption of quail egg may cause Vitamin A intoxication especially if you consume it along with other food which is source of vitamin A such as carrot and fish.
• Quail eggs are safe to consume raw since its bacteria free. The quail eggs contain Lysozyme or known as bacteria killer which makes quail eggs save even if you eat raw.
• Wash the egg just before you consume it.
• Add some quail egg on your soup, stew or even salad to get more benefits and you can serve it with many ways including boiled, pan fried or even baked.

Conclusion: Quail eggs certainly has more to them, that just a cute look. I give them a + and conclude that it is beneficial to include them in your diet in moderation😋

 

You can read original articles here:
https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/animal-product/quail-eggs.html
https://drhealthbenefits.com/food-bevarages/food/health-benefits-of-quail-eggs
https://goodhealthall.com/side-effects-of-eating-too-many-quail-eggs/

More seafood? Yes, please!

Let’s talk about delicious crab meat today. It is pricy, it is tasty, it has no carbs and almost no fat. Moreover, it is very rich on protein (19 gr in 100 gr of a product), Magnesium, Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin B-6. Sounds like a great meal, doesn’t it? I thought so too, but then I heard that it has too much cholesterol, so I decided to check on that. How much of crab meat you can eat at once? Probably not more than 16 oz. It is a jumbo package of a crab meat. 16 oz has about 225 mg of a cholesterol, which doesn’t exceed a 300 mg income for a healthy person, so that is okay-ish, but not great, since you basically exhaust your daily cholesterol limit.

Next, I need to mention that different kinds of crabs have different cholesterol level. A 3-ounce serving of steamed blue crab has over 80 milligrams. The same amount of Dungeness crab contains around 65 milligrams and Alaska king crab has just 45 milligrams (for the source, read here), which means you always have a healthier choice of crab meat.
I also need to say that crab meat contains a lot of sodium, and with salt added to your side dish or to the sauce, you easily can get more sodium, than you want to. In 16 oz jar you can get up to 77% of your daily intake of sodium. Moreover, it is not only rich on Vitamin B-12, but has almost 2 times more than you need daily (and that is in 100 gr of a product!😦), so you really should not choose to eat crab meat every day. I know, it is very sad, but truth. Will save you some money though!

P.s. check out my article about scallops. Yummy 😋

Conclusion: While crab is awesome, you really shouldn’t consume it every day. No carbs, no fat, BUT lots (or you may say too much) of cholesterol, sodium and Vitamin B-12

Food of the Kings! Or Gods?

I think it is time to talk more about good stuff, so not everything feels so depressing. There are tons of different types of food that you can consume, but getting my DNA results leaded me to talk about… asparagus 🌱

First of all, asparagus is suuuuper low on calories. Per 100 grams you get only 20 calories, isn’t it cool?! It is also rich on Potassium, Vitamin A, Iron and more. Now, let me feed you with health-miraculous benefits of it, because this vegetable IS amazing and was called by Nefertiti “food of the Gods” for a reason (articles are here and here ):

  • Besides low calories, its spears contain moderate levels of dietary fiber. 100 g of fresh spears provide 2.1 g of roughage. Dietary fiber helps control constipation conditions, decrease bad (LDL) cholesterol levels by binding to it in the intestines and regulate blood sugar levels. Studies suggest that high-fiber diet help cut down colon-rectal cancer risks by preventing toxic compounds in the food from absorption.
  •  Its shoots have long been used in many traditional medicines to treat conditions like dropsy and irritable bowel syndrome.
  •  Fresh asparagus spears are a good source of anti-oxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, carotenes, and cryptoxanthins. Together, these flavonoid compounds help remove harmful oxidant free radicals from the body protect it from possible cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and viral infections. Their total antioxidant strength, measured regarding oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC value), is 2150 µmol TE/100 g.
  •  Fresh asparagus is rich sources of folates. 100 g of spears provide about 54 µg or 14% of RDA of folic acid. Folates are one of the essential co-factors for the DNA synthesis inside the cell. Scientific studies have shown that adequate consumption of folates in the diet during pre-conception period and early pregnancy helps prevent neural tube defects in the newborn baby.
  •  If you’re planning on conceiving, asparagus is your vegetable. Asparagus is a source of high-quality vitamin C, which keeps sperm healthy, as well as increasing its volume and mobility.
  •  Its shoots are also rich in the B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and pantothenic acid. These group of vitamins is essential for optimum cellular enzymatic and metabolic functions.
  •  Fresh asparagus also contains fair amounts of antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin-C, vitamin-A, and vitamin-E. Regular consumption of foods rich in these vitamins helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
  •  Its shoots are also an excellent source of vitamin-K. 100 grams carry about 35% of DRI. Vitamin-K has potential role bone health by promoting bone formation activity. Adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet help limiting neuronal damage in the brain; thus, has established a role in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
  •  Asparagus is an excellent source of minerals, especially copper and iron. Also, it has small amounts of some other essential minerals and electrolytes such as calcium, potassium, manganese, and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium. Manganese used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is essential for cellular respiration and red blood cell formation.
  •  And finally, another health benefit – asparagus is also supposedly great for your sex-life. For centuries it has been regarded as a powerful aphrodisiac. Aside from its phallic shape, asparagus stirs up desire in both men and women 💕. This is due to the large amounts of vitamin E present which stimulates the production of sex hormones.

Now when we know how healthy asparagus is, I want to add some interesting facts to it (and you can read more about it here https://www.thelocal.de/20140509/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-asparagus :

  •  First of all, the reason why I mentioned my DNA test is that it told me that I have a gene that makes me smell “asparagus pee” (and I can indeed). So fact #1 is everyone makes “asparagus pee,” but not everyone can smell it. Scientific study has confirmed why some individuals don’t notice the uniquely pungent urine experienced by others after eating asparagus: The sulfurous compounds in asparagus pee are highly correlated with a condition called “specific anosmia,” the genetic inability to smell certain odors.
  • Apparently eating asparagus, before and after drinking alcohol can have beneficial effects 🍷. If you’re planning a night out on the tiles, eating the vegetable before you start drinking could help protect your liver. The minerals and amino acids it contains not only protect the liver from toxins, the enzymes in asparagus can help break down the alcohol and alleviate hangovers. (OH MY GOD, isn’t it a miracle?!😵)
  • White asparagus is in fact the same as green asparagus, but grown underground. German farmers plant their asparagus under mounds of soil called hillings. Deprived of sunlight which prevents the development of chlorophyll (the green pigment in plants), the spears stay white. No magic or genetic modifications! Just hard work of farmers.
  • Asparagus was considered as food of the kings for a long time and not everyone was able to eat it. Appreciate it.

And lastly, I want to share how I cook asparagus. I like to put it on a baking sheet, add olive oil, sea salt, and sometimes sprinkle some small bacon pieces over it. Bake it at 375 degrees, for 15-20 minutes. Yummy! 😋

Conclusion: Huuuuge +! Asparagus is so great for your health, while low on calories, that everyone should eat it, seriously! Time to run to the store!

My love… green and tasty

Happy Valentine day, everyone! Lets love flow through you!💘

Today I want to share my love… to salads (not to a green weed, if anyone thought so 😅)! I love salads. They are healthy, taste great and there are so many variations of them! What is my favorite dinner? Salad 🌿. And you can see it on the a picture, where Happy The Egg enjoying his time. It is very easy to make even after the hard day at work: some green leaves, some tomatoes, and onions. Also can add l bell peppers, feta cheese and shrimps or chicken as protein. After that finishing touch: drizzle of olive oil (remember what I said about olive oil? Better make sure it was made in Europe!) and lemon some juice on top of that (salt and pepper as you wish) – that’s it! Done! Healthy dinner, which will make you happy and your weight stable. My boyfriend also loves salads that I make, you just need to put some soul into the cooking process 💖😋

What is your favorite healthy and happy dinner? Please, share!

Get some tissues, we will talk about sugar!

🍩 🙅 This is probably the most important, but also painful topic for many people. Sugar is your enemy. It is an enemy for your waist, at least. Why people are fatter nowadays (no offense, but fat is just a word that defines… well, fat. If you have more of it, then you fatter, then somebody who has less of it. Simple), then they used to be? Yes, less physical activity, but researches show that consuming sugar is the biggest factor here. If you have enough willpower to eliminate most of the sugar from your diet, you will be slimmer and healthier in no time! Yes, healthier too, because sugar is not good for your liver, might cause diabetes and even cancer. For people who is interested in more details, you can take a look at this article here, which is one of MANY examples of how bad sugar can be.
Now, now, did you start crying already? There is some good news too – of course, you can have some sugar *pat on a shoulder*. If you really want a candy or a chocolate bar, have it during the first half of the day. The earlier, the better and try to never eat sugar after 4 p.m. That is when our body normally start to store sugars, instead of burning it. However, you still can’t have a lot, because sugar is added almost in EVERY thing that you can buy at the store: souses, canned goods, fruit juices and even some of cooked meats. Unless you cook everything from a scratch at home, you will never be free of sugar, so you need to consume sweets as little, as possible. By the way, consider not to eat any of those sugar containing meals for dinners too! And yes, you heard it before, but I will repeat: soda, like Coke or Fanta are the worst! I really would recommend to eliminate this products from your diet FOR-EV-AH. I am serious. Pure liquid sugar – is doesn’t hydrate and leaves a nasty aftertaste in your mouth. Get a sizzling water instead!
Okay, now some of you might have dry your tears and tell me with a smile, that there are “zero sugar drinks!” or diet Coke…. No! NO, NO, NO, and NO one more time! It is even worse!!! Why you think it is sweet? Not because it is so healthy and doesn’t have any sugar. It doesn’t contain a real sugar, it contains chemical substitute – aspartame, which your body does not recognize. What does it mean? It cannot make anything useful of it, so it just stores those chemicals in your body as fat and increase your risk to get diabetes and cancer in times! There are more harm to it, so if you are interested, you can read this article. Read until the end though! (P.s. I love Nerd Fitness. I am part of Nerd Fitness Academy myself.)
Conclusion: real sugar in smallest amounts and only before 4 p.m. is your best bet, if you can’t stop consuming sugar whatsoever. However, stop drinking soda, even diet or zero calories one, because it is terrible for you. Just terrible. Period.🙅🍩