People tend to either romanticize or laud the unhealthy things they put into their bodies. I just heard it recently at Christmas – where a giant prawn/lobster or whatever sea bug it was was called “the food of the gods”. How much can I roll my eyes.
If asked, I’m sure those partaking could go do an internet search, find all the minerals and vitamins it contains, add impressive adjectives to those and out of hand dismiss the negatives as if they were mere things that vegans say and hold no truth.
Same thing done here. There is nothing special about eggs in terms of nutrients that cannot be obtained from plant sources, eating them will foster the animal flesh munching bacteria in the gut that will crave animal products and you’ll get all the negative health consequences tied to the amount you consume.
This is an interesting exploration of the reason they can’t be marketed as healthy or nutritious by people wanting to use government money to do so:
It's the efficiency. That's why I brought up starvation. Eggs are efficient if you are dealing with populations living in abject poverty or in a climate where it was difficult to obtain fresh vegetables for months at a time. Because of mythologicalized accounts in the religious texts of Jews and Christians, some archeologists and historians speculate The Flood represented in Genesis where G-d allowed humans to consume animal products within limits was actually a real geological event. Namely, the ice age and the particular melt of a gigantic glacier. That in mind, one can start to see how these things happened in the frozen north.
And today, in rural China or parts of Africa people actually do eat mostly plant based diets due to lack of Western development and commerce. But they still eat eggs because they can not go to the pharmacy and buy B12. And certainly if someone is near death of famine, an egg is seen as more efficient than a four course vegetable meal.
I bring this up to be fair because this is exactly how I argue against meat eaters or people who say things about bioavailability. "Like seriously Chad, you're twenty pounds overweight and you hunt your food at the supermarket like everyone else, you don't NEED an egg, and here's the explanation for why people might."
But then why does CNN, Time, Newsweek, the AHA, and like 100 other source all say you should eat eggs? Oh, I guess its because the egg industry advertises or donates to these corporations and Organizations. Just like they said in What the Health.
Yes, there is that. In general, I pay little attention to corporate news and especially the news organizations you mentioned. My decision to avoid them really had nothing to do with Veganism but was made many years ago when I decided to turn off corporate television programing for good. They lie about so much and are extremely active in manipulating, or attempting to manipulate public opinion. I know a lot of people see it as entertainment and cure for boredom but if they knew the psychological tactics being used against their own minds, they might think twice. I have never regretted that decision.