Recently, I cut out yogurt from my diet and replaced it by eating eggs, and since yogurt was what I ate for breakfast every morning, I’m now eating a lot of eggs. For quite a while now I’ve been purchasing free range, organic eggs, but this post, along with recommendations from Nathan, has convinced me to seek out pastured eggs. Pastured eggs may be difficult to find in most stores, but Whole Foods in Walnut Creek does carry pastured eggs from Shelly’s Farm, a local Brentwood farm. Thanks to the guys at Diablo CrossFit for the heads up on this post.
I knew supermarket eggs were bad. The chickens are crowded in cages. They don’t even have room to move or turn around. They’re pumped with antibiotics and fed genetically modified feed. They’re sick and very unhealthy — which is why it’s so common to find salmonella with factory farm chickens and eggs.
So I always bought “organic” “free range” eggs. It was about a year and a half ago that I discovered truly pastured eggs. The definition of “free range” or “cage free” is that they give the chickens “access to the outdoors”. What does that mean? Uh, nothing. Do they really go outside? No, usually not. They’re crowded into large, windowless sheds and they rarely ever go outside.
They may be “organic” and “cage free” but these are not truly healthy birds. Since they’re not given antibiotics, they are very susceptible to disease. The people who work at these “big organic” chicken farms have to wear cleanroom suits when they go in to visit the birds.
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B.) As many rounds as possible in 9 minutes:
3 Muscle Ups
12 Single Arm KB Squats