I just finished reading the Walter Issacson biography of Steve Jobs. Toward the end, Issacson writes about Jobs’ cancer, and how he was hardly eating at all during the final stages of his treatment. His doctors urged him to consume some “high quality protein” such as eggs, to keep him strong enough to endure cancer treatments.
That high quality protein got my attention, and I’m wondering if eggs could also contribute some “high quality immune support.” Eggs are dense in many nutrients, including selenium, which can aid in better immune function. Some omega 3 concentrated eggs may also have higher immune support value.
And now you can get “hyperimmune” eggs, in which the laying hens have been treated with vaccines to produce antibodies that fight viruses. Those antibodies are passed on to consumers of the eggs.
I also remember years ago when many doctors had strict prohibitions against eggs, before we really knew the difference between good and bad cholesterol, healthy and bad fats, and other micronutrients like lutein that exist in the yolk.
I’m already looking forward to my omelette this weekend.