Free-range eggs may be healthier than alternatives

By Patrick Jones, Buzz60

You hear a lot about how it's better and more humane for chickens and other animals we eat to be free range -- and apparently, it's good for humans too.

Eggs from free-range chickens are supposedly much healthier because they will provide you with a solid dose of Vitamin D.

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Scientists from Reading University looked at 270 eggs available at supermarkets. They found that when compared to eggs from chickens kept in large barns without the ability to live their lives and be out in the sun, free-range eggs are packed with 30 percent more Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is directly associated with the reduction of cancer and diabetes.

Now, it may cost slightly more to buy free range -- but now you know it's better for both chickens and you.