Study after study and even the Harvard School of Public Health have failed to show any link at all between egg consumption and heart disease, which is the proposed bad outcome from having high cholesterol. But, somehow the Media has just not been able to educate the public concerning this great news...
Mother Earth News has a great article on the awesome value of properly raised chickens and the eggs they lay here; the chart of their findings is here. M.E.N. wisely writes, "The conventional egg industry wants very much to deny that free-range/pastured eggs are better than eggs from birds kept in crowded, inhumane indoor conditions." Don't be surprised that corporations would play fast and loose with word-definitions; they are in business to make a profit for their share-holders, not to make nutritious breakfast for your family. The noble hen needs no help from corporate scientists, who tweak her genes and diet, she has been doing quite well a creating her eggs for millenia...
The next best place to get your eggs is from an elderly neighbor who loves their chickens and wants them to be happy; someone like my great grand-mother. She owned, cared for, and loved about forty "Dommi-necker" hens well into her 80's. She babied this flock and allowed them to roam happily on about 5 acres, and morning sunshine would rise over her depression-hardened face every time she sold a dozen precious eggs to a neighbor.
Little did she know that she was handing that neighbor one of the best sources of protein and minerals on the planet; twelve little orbs of energized health-goodness. Her chicks ate about 75% bugs, grass and table-scraps, and 25% corn and layer-pellets. Not only was her poultry-outfit humane to a fault, it was also the ideal nutritional setup, and a great example of how local economics can be quite powerful.
So, please spread the word that eggs are good for you, and properly grown eggs are great for you. Frankly, I'm getting hoarse from the lonely effort!