Drinking egg whites

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    Apr 17, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    Personally, it's convenient, good protein, cheap and readily available. Anyone else down the whites besides me?
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    Apr 17, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    You're wasting your money and endangering your health. Cooked egg is significantly better digested than raw egg, and raw egg whites contain avidin, which binds biotin.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9772141

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotin_deficiency
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    Apr 18, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    I like eggs.. cooked, that is. But raw or not.. they're not convenient, or cheap, or a good source of protein. One whole medium size egg provides 3 - 5 grams of protein. You get more bang for your buck with a tub of whey protein powder. Without the salmonella too. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 18, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    Rocky did that!!!
  • eddieross69

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    Apr 18, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    I eat the equivilant of 12 organic egg whites throughout the day. But cooked, never raw. (yup, it it can get pricey)

    I have some at breakfast and the rest as my afternoon snack before I head home from work. Mix them with fresh, organic salsa, herbs, and cayenne pepper. Top it off with a few squirts of Tobasco. Hot goodness.

    This is in addtition to my other protein sources: chicken, turkey, whey protein powder, fish.
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    Apr 18, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    paradox saidYou're wasting your money and endangering your health. Cooked egg is significantly better digested than raw egg, and raw egg whites contain avidin, which binds biotin.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9772141

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotin_deficiency


    That's so true...when Avidin binds to Biotin = Biotin Deficiency = Alopecia or even be fatal.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 18, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    Well I'm only a medical imaging Technologist. I'm not sure what all that biotin talk was about, but I have seen what salmonella does to the human digestive tract. Do not eat raw eggs! If you only believe one thing that you have ever read on the internet, believe that!
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    Apr 18, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    Achillesblade said...Anyone else down the whites besides me?

    Not by Paris's quiver died he, but by chicken's ass.
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    Apr 18, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    I can't imagine doing that. I would hurl before the second chug.
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    Apr 18, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI like eggs.. cooked, that is. But raw or not.. they're not convenient, or cheap, or a good source of protein. One whole medium size egg provides 3 - 5 grams of protein. You get more bang for your buck with a tub of whey protein powder. Without the salmonella too. icon_lol.gif


    I was referring to pasteurized egg whites in a carton, which I drink about one every few days. So it's not bad protein if consumed in larger quantity and it is actually cheap, one carton is like 2 bucks.

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    Apr 18, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    Couldn't do it man!
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    Apr 18, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    Ok, so after doing a bit of research on this I've found that PASTEURIZED egg whites are safe. Meaning the Avidin is neutralized and salmonella is killed.

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    Apr 18, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    Egg whites? No way! Not even the pasteurized version.

    But for a convenience snack I poach two or three eggs in water which had been boiled up in a jug kettle beforehand, with a little salt added in. It's done in a few minutes.
    I think its the yolk that has more nutrients, and to be honest, a whole lot tastier!
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    Apr 19, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Achillesblade saidOk, so after doing a bit of research on this I've found that PASTEURIZED egg whites are safe. Meaning the Avidin is neutralized and salmonella is killed.



    Yeah as long as you consume the pasteurized version then you will be okay. But it is really not all that cheap.

    Once in awhile I will take pasteurized egg whites an mix it with some glucose/dextrose and cocoa powder and I have a fast absorbing protein and carbohydrate post workout drink.


    Yeah exactly what I like doing for a post workout drink. I dunno, I just really like drinking egg whites. It adds some variety to my daily protein intake.
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    Apr 19, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    It amazes me that people think egg yolks are bad.
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    Apr 19, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    paradox saidYou're wasting your money and endangering your health. Cooked egg is significantly better digested than raw egg, and raw egg whites contain avidin, which binds biotin.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9772141

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotin_deficiency



    Obviously you've never heard of Pasteurisation. It's a wonderful technique invented by Louis Pasteur.
  • xKorix

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    Apr 19, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    I'm not sure but, can that protein even be absorbed without the cholesterol and fat from the yolks? Doesn't it just get turned to sugar without the rest of the egg?
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    Apr 19, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIt amazes me that people think egg yolks are bad.

    Anything, including water, in too large of a quantity is bad for you.

    But yup, I eat a lot of eggs - but if you buy free range eggs, or even better eggs from pastured chickens you almost completely eiliminated the samonella danger.

    So, for me when I hear about people getting samonella poisioning, it's just another case of people wanting quantities of cheap food, and not caring about how it's grown or produced.
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    Apr 19, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    PrinceOfArya said
    paradox saidYou're wasting your money and endangering your health. Cooked egg is significantly better digested than raw egg, and raw egg whites contain avidin, which binds biotin.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9772141

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotin_deficiency



    Obviously you've never heard of Pasteurisation. It's a wonderful technique invented by Louis Pasteur.


    I'm a foodie. When I think of eggs, I think of fresh whole raw eggs from a farm, not crappy processed egg whites from a factory that have been sitting around on a shelf for gawd knows how long.
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    Apr 19, 2011 7:33 PM GMT
    FredPDX saidBut yup, I eat a lot of eggs - but if you buy free range eggs, or even better eggs from pastured chickens you almost completely eiliminated the samonella danger.
    I didn't realize that, but I only buy free range eggs anyway because I used to raise chickens; and that's as close to farm eggs as I can find. To me, they just taste better...nice to know they're healthier, too.

    FredPDX saidSo, for me when I hear about people getting samonella poisioning, it's just another case of people wanting quantities of cheap food, and not caring about how it's grown or produced.
    A lot of health problems can be attributed to cheap foods in high portions.
  • mikey_101

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    Apr 20, 2011 11:29 AM GMT
    I have whole raw eggs from my own chickens daily in my post work-out smoothy.

    The chance of salmonella from your own health active birds is minimal.... I would be more concerned of high quanititys of possibly carcinogenic whey protein with added aspartame and msg.
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    Apr 21, 2011 6:19 AM GMT
    PrinceOfArya said
    paradox saidYou're wasting your money and endangering your health. Cooked egg is significantly better digested than raw egg, and raw egg whites contain avidin, which binds biotin.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9772141

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotin_deficiency



    Obviously you've never heard of Pasteurisation. It's a wonderful technique invented by Louis Pasteur.


    Not so wonderful as you may think.

    Pasteurization is a lazy way of cleaning up the filth you see in conventional/industrialized farming. "Hey who cares if the animals are sick and living in the dump, pasteurization will kill the bad stuff anyway." Well it kills more than that. Pasteurization destroys not only bad bacteria, but good too. It even destroys lots of the beneficial components of food (eggs) including vitamins and minerals.

    As far as the salmonella issue goes...it's generally a benign self-limiting illness in healthy individuals.

    And folks, while the Avidin-Biotin dogma is true...nature just "knows" how to work. One shouldn't eat egg whites alone. People are misinformed in that they believe the egg yolk is bad for you. In fact, the majority of the nutrients are found in the yolk...and no, cholesterol is NOT bad for you (that's another discussion). Nearly all of the biotin is found in the yolk. In fact, eggs have one of the highest contents of biotin (after liver I believe); and if you eat a raw WHOLE egg, it is likely that you will NOT have a biotin deficiency.
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    Apr 21, 2011 6:21 AM GMT
    People need to worry about the junk, processed and sugary foods they eat, not raw eggs.
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    Apr 21, 2011 6:22 AM GMT
    mikey_101 saidI have whole raw eggs from my own chickens daily in my post work-out smoothy.

    The chance of salmonella from your own health active birds is minimal.... I would be more concerned of high quanititys of possibly carcinogenic whey protein with added aspartame and msg.


    Absolutely 100% true.
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    Apr 22, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    paradox said
    PrinceOfArya said
    paradox saidYou're wasting your money and endangering your health. Cooked egg is significantly better digested than raw egg, and raw egg whites contain avidin, which binds biotin.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9772141

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotin_deficiency



    Obviously you've never heard of Pasteurisation. It's a wonderful technique invented by Louis Pasteur.


    I'm a foodie. When I think of eggs, I think of fresh whole raw eggs from a farm, not crappy processed egg whites from a factory that have been sitting around on a shelf for gawd knows how long.


    they last about as long as your milk.. which is also pasterised, doesn't really involved chemicals.