Let’s talk eggs. Does the chicken come before the egg or the egg before the chicken? This is the most popular question of all time concerning the egg. But if you are embarking on doing the Daniel Fast, the question of whether you can eat eggs may be at the top of your list. In this case, neither the chicken nor the egg is on Daniel’s plate. This stays consistent with the fact that eggs are an animal product, and no animal products are included in the Daniel Fast.
Eggs have long been advertised as a health food, so the question of whether they can be eaten on the Daniel Fast is an important one. Contrary to popular belief, eggs are not what they’re cracked up to be.
Eggs and Disease Risk
Eggs contain large amounts of fat and cholesterol, which contributes to the clogging of our arteries. High cholesterol levels are also associated with various cancers including cancers of the stomach, colon, rectum, pancreas, lung kidney, bladder, breast, and liver, as well as cirrhosis. Eggs may also be associated with increasing men’s risk of prostate cancer. Lowering our cholesterol intake may help to reduce the risk of several cancers and heart disease. The Daniel Fast aims to exclude foods that are toxic to the body, while focusing on foods that promote health and longevity.
Hopefully, this new information on eggs went over easy and you are open to explore new foods and substitutions for eggs while on the Daniel Fast. Eggs are generally in the spotlight at breakfast; the Daniel Fast is an opportunity to reframe what morning meals look like. Instead of eggs, explore options like oatmeal topped with fruit, or a savory blend of vegetables over a grain of choice.
But if you are a longtime eggs-hibitionist, sub out scrambled eggs for a delicious tofu scramble.
The Best Veggie Tofu Scramble
The Best Veggie Tofu Scramble is heavy on nutrient-rich veggies while still filling, protein-packed, and plate-cleaning delicious. Check out this and other Daniel Fast compliant recipes at Daniel’s Plate.