Eggwhites

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    Sep 05, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    Hi guys! So I have noticed lately that a while shit load of recipes, especially those catering to fitness junkies, call for eggwhites. I have fell in love with this coconut cinnamon omolette I make almost every second day, but 4 eggwhites seems a bit much. Usually I do like 2 + 1-2 full eggs.

    A) Does anyone else feel as GUILTY as I do about throwing away like over half the egg? And is the yellow really that bad for you? I never throw away food and I feel so bad : /
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    Sep 05, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    I didn't check you profile - if you live in Europe, things may be different. But here in the States, you can buy egg whites in a bottle. They are about as cheap as eggs, and much healthier.

    And yes, egg yolks (the yellow part) are really, really bad for you. Don't consider it "throwing away food," it's really disposing of hazardous waste... icon_evil.gif
  • LJay

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    Sep 05, 2012 4:18 PM GMT
    All this stuff about eggs is cyclical...whites good, yolks bad, all ok, none ok, yada yada yada.

    You can buy cartons of egg whites in many grocery stores, if you want to go that way. Just measure out what you want.

    Whole eggs are far from the worst thing you can eat. Make them part of a whole plan and not an obsession and you will be fine. I you are really concerned, go to a doctor or nutritionist for advice, though my doctor and I share the belief that a lot of nutritionists are goofballs.

    confession: I love eggs and have them for breakfast or dinner every week or so. They taste good and are a boon to the budget.
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    Sep 05, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    Pretty cool

  • Medjai

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    Sep 05, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    The yolk is almost exactly one third the volume of an agg, not over half. Just a heads up.

    The reason people shy from the yolk is that it is comparatively high in fat and cholesterol. But to be honest, it's hardly a major source of either, and I wouldn't worry too much. Unless you're binge eating yolks, sacrificing what you like for the 'healthier' white only is harly necessary.
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    Sep 05, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    I buy liquid egg whites in the carton. No waste and much easier than trying to separate the whites and yolks.
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    Sep 05, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    ohboy saidPretty cool



    How does she get it out of the bottle afterwards? Deform the bottle and hope it fires out?
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    Sep 05, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    Anything I've read lately says that yolks are not really harmful so long as you have a good diet otherwise. Yolks are also packed with great nutrients. It does not look like you need to cut calories, so I say, eat the yolk.
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    Sep 05, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    just out of curiosity, if you buy egg whites in a carton what do they do with all those yolks?
  • camfer

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    Sep 05, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    kapow saidjust out of curiosity, if you buy egg whites in a carton what do they do with all those yolks?


    They make ice cream with them.
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    Sep 05, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    delicious.....keep eating your egg whites boys. Ill take care of the ice cream.
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    Sep 05, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    bluey2223 said
    ohboy saidPretty cool



    How does she get it out of the bottle afterwards? Deform the bottle and hope it fires out?

    Just get more air in the bottle and pop it out. There are similar videos out there that show how.
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    Sep 05, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    I always eat the whole egg. I love egg yolks...sunny side up, yum.
  • Buddha

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    Sep 05, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    I kind of recently learned that the yolk actually contains more protein that the white, and from what I understand people avoid the yolk because it contains fat. So if you're going for the GI-method it's nothing to worry about icon_razz.gif
  • Ironman4U

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    Sep 05, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    The yolk is packed with nutrients. I recently heard a nutritionist say to think of the yolk like a seed from which the chick develops. It is rich with vitamins and protein. To avoid the yolk is to miss out on the most densely rich part of the egg.
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    Sep 05, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    As others have said the yolk contains valuable nutrients. The reason some avoid it is because they don't want the extra fat in their diets.

    Also while the yolk does contain cholesterol keep in mind that food cholesterol has negligible impact on blood cholesterol.
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    Sep 05, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    Paranoids normally get the Sun out of the Sky and that is sad! then they become vampires, easily sucking on protein powders! icon_twisted.gif

    Yolk = Sun!, source of power and life!

    Eggwhites = Sky.

    You got to love nature! and know how the warriors back in the days does.
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    Sep 05, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    i think the cholesterol in eggs is there, but its not going to put you over the top.

    i had high cholesterol, but it was because i was buying processed breakfast sandwiches with a sausage patty in it, every day on the way to work!

    then i kicked the habit. i started making them at home with my own (1 fresh free-range whole egg, 2 strips of back-bacon or turkey-bacon), on a croissant, an english muffin, or bagel. my cholesterol went back down to normal.

    it wasn't the egg. it was the sausage patty

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    Sep 05, 2012 7:25 PM GMT
    kapow saiddelicious.....keep eating your egg whites boys. Ill take care of the ice cream.


    HA HA HA! LOVE IT! Save some for me please for those days I miss all those damb yolks : )
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    Sep 05, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    har19 saidParanoids normally get the Sun out of the Sky and that is sad! then they become vampires, easily sucking on protein powders! icon_twisted.gif

    Yolk = Sun!, source of power and life!

    Eggwhites = Sky.

    You got to love nature! and know how the warriors back in the days does.


    This is so poetic. I think I am tempted to go source through my kitchen composter and see if I can salvage some sun. LOL.
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    Sep 05, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    Nivek saidAnything I've read lately says that yolks are not really harmful so long as you have a good diet otherwise. Yolks are also packed with great nutrients. It does not look like you need to cut calories, so I say, eat the yolk.


    This is kind of like any whole food though. Unless you are eating them by the shovel full they can't all be that bad. An, yes, I don't need to cut calories so I think I will stick to keeping some in there at least. I could use the healthy fat.
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    Sep 05, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the comments guys!!! What I have taken away from this is if I am that concerned I can buy the egg whites in a carton saving me time / waste / and, maybe even, money. My mind never went to cartoned egg whites as I always thought of it as something for baking, but it makes total sense that if I am making that many omolettes as part of my diet than it's worth it. THANKS! RJ saves the day once again
  • bischero

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    Sep 05, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    I seriously wouldn't worry about eating the egg yolk. The field keeps going back and forth on whether or not they're healthy for you, but like some people above me have said, as long as you're not eating massive amounts of egg (including the yolk) daily, you should be fine.

    Completely eliminating fat and cholesterol from one's diet is not a good idea. Your body still needs these things, too.
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    Sep 05, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    I have been eating a 3 eggs every day for the last 15 years. My cholesterol is under 130
  • camfer

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    Sep 05, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    I never eat whole eggs; I always throw the shells away. icon_wink.gif