eating raw eggs

  • giodude

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    Sep 19, 2015 3:35 PM GMT
    this is a short, direct post

    Does eating raw eggs after a workout actually have any effect on muscle gain at all or was that just an 80's fashion? As a student without the funds right now to buy protein shakes, and without the means to even cook eggs in any form (catering residence, the only one on campus to not have any microwaves or stoves for the students to access) it would be a big help to know.

    I'm sorry but no matter how many times i delete and repost this on the fitness forum it keeps reappearing here.
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    Sep 19, 2015 4:39 PM GMT
    When I was a kid, my older brother bet me a quarter I couldn't eat a raw egg. I took him up on that bet. He won. icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 19, 2015 4:43 PM GMT
    Eggs aren't as cheap as they used to be. They used to be the cheapest source of complete protein. Them being raw won't help you anymore than cooked, will just potentially give you salmonella.
    Greek yogurt has 14g of protein per serving. If you have a fridge get the large containers. Also kefir has 44g of protein per quart. Just be sure to get plain otherwise there is a lot of extra sugar in it.
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    Sep 19, 2015 7:35 PM GMT
    are eggs safe to eat un cooked?icon_cool.gif
  • tj85016

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    Sep 19, 2015 8:31 PM GMT
    30 years ago sure

    raw eggs today? forget it

    but maybe there's enough pesticides and antibiotics in the egg to kill everything, but I doubt it
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    Sep 19, 2015 8:41 PM GMT
    tj85016 said30 years ago sure

    raw eggs today? forget it

    but maybe there's enough pesticides and antibiotics in the egg to kill everything, but I doubt it


    No, there is a high rate of contamination with salmonella in commercial eggs.
  • tj85016

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    Sep 19, 2015 8:58 PM GMT
    ^^

    lol, I know, I was being rhetorical

    many eggs now are like nature's little toxic waste dump
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    Sep 20, 2015 1:14 AM GMT
    Hm, I had a similar talk with my grandmother one time, where I felt the pressure of life just gradually weighing on my shoulders, and I wanted to quit college.

    My grandmother wanted to show me something. She took out 3 items and laid them before me. A carrot, a potato, and an egg. She asked me. If one of these fell, what do you think would happen? I told her that only the egg would break. So she took me in the kitchen, and she started to boil water, and she boiled all 3 of them together in the same pot. After she took out all three of them out she said. "Felix, this carrot that you thought was tough, and strong has now became weak, and flimsy. The potato that was solid is now but a pile of mush, but this, the egg, the one that was the most frail, and fragile, is now solid, and strong. All three of these items went through the same trail, a hot and boiling water, yet the outcome showed me a new perspective in life.

    I owe a lot to my grandmother, she helped me when the tough times. Her wisdom is something I hope to one day acquire. So I hope one day, young man. That you will be able to see life in different perspective, and hope that it leads you to a similar journey.
  • buddycat

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    Sep 20, 2015 9:37 AM GMT
    I eat eggs that come hard boiled. They are only 80 calories a piece and no carbs. You can just pop them in the refrigerator till you are ready to eat them.
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    Sep 20, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIt's not only unsafe to eat raw eggs but eating raw egg whites raw may contribute to a biotin deficiency.

    You should also eat a couple yolks with your eggs. There is some nutrition in the yolk so don't toss them all away.


    Since you are the only bodybuilder who has responded, and you obviously know about protein(s), what about hard-boiled? I eat 3 hard boiled eggs a day. (2 yolks) Are those "unsafe" too in your opinion?

    Thanks.

    BTW....best hard boiled egg cooker! Done in 10-15 mins.:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dash-rapid-egg-cooker-black/2559009.p?id=1219074176041&skuId=2559009


    (And before my repuke "fans" question why me, a Vegetarian eats eggs, I get the eggs from local farms where the poultry is running around all over the place.)
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    Sep 20, 2015 8:57 PM GMT
    As stated in other posts here, eggs are a good source of protein. But they can harbor salmonella if eaten raw or inadequately cooked. Egg cost in much of the US is skyrocketing because an avian flu has killed tens of millions of laying hens this year. It has also raised the price of chicken meat, another good source of protein without the fat of beef products.

    I'm not sure what the flu has done to turkeys, and if we'll see a jump in prices for US Thanksgiving.
  • FRE0

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    Sep 20, 2015 9:01 PM GMT
    In earlier times, at soda fountains (remember those?) one could order a malt that included a raw egg.
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    Sep 21, 2015 2:37 AM GMT
    If you eat raw eggs you are an idiot INVITING food poisoning. Have you ever seen the conditions of a chicken farm?

    Be smart. COOK YOUR FOOD.

    Don't be that moron with food poisoning.
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    Sep 21, 2015 2:39 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAs stated in other posts here, eggs are a good source of protein. But they can harbor salmonella if eaten raw or inadequately cooked. Egg cost in much of the US is skyrocketing because an avian flu has killed tens of millions of laying hens this year. It has also raised the price of chicken meat, another good source of protein without the fat of beef products.

    I'm not sure what the flu has done to turkeys, and if we'll see a jump in prices for US Thanksgiving.


    All true. Meat provides better all around nutrition for a real jock, though; especially for an athlete that performs resistance training. (Something all folks of the male gender should do all their lives.)

    With the moves against modern livestock growing (think no antibiotics, GH, or AAS), you should expect the cost of food to rise even higher. AAS increase the efficiency of livestock production by over 30%, so, it that gets pulled, the farmer can't take the loss. It will get passed to you, and the food quality will suffer (it will be fatter).
  • Mitch1

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    Sep 21, 2015 8:27 AM GMT
    I've eaten or drunk raw eggs and never gotten sick from them, but maybe I was just lucky.

    I buy eggs that are organically raised and they aren't really cheap. Usually I cook them, but in a pinch I will still drink them and so far no problem. You can buy highly pasteurized eggs ( usually whites or "Egg Beaters" ) in cartons, but they aren't cheap either.

    I competed in a mens physique competition this past summer and ate a high protein diet to prep for it. Even with hiring a coach, groceries were my biggest expense. Protein is just more expensive.

    Bill Pearl was a vegetarian pro body builder many years ago ( maybe in the 1950's? - I can't remember ). It might be worth it to see if you can find any information on his diet or research other vegetarian athletes. Good luck.
  • LJay

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    Sep 21, 2015 3:38 PM GMT
    Peanut butter is much more pleasant to eat.

    Boiled eggs are a wonderful thing. Even at current egg prices, they are a great buy as a snack.
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    Sep 21, 2015 5:24 PM GMT
    LJay saidPeanut butter is much more pleasant to eat.

    Boiled eggs are a wonderful thing. Even at current egg prices, they are a great buy as a snack.

    We keep hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator for snacks. I have a microwave device, that cooks 4 eggs at a time. Simple. I put them in there, cook them for 8 minutes, they come out hard boiled. And are easier to shell than any eggs I've ever cooked by other methods.
  • giodude

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    Sep 21, 2015 6:58 PM GMT
    gudgelcl said
    Art_Deco saidAs stated in other posts here, eggs are a good source of protein. But they can harbor salmonella if eaten raw or inadequately cooked. Egg cost in much of the US is skyrocketing because an avian flu has killed tens of millions of laying hens this year. It has also raised the price of chicken meat, another good source of protein without the fat of beef products.

    I'm not sure what the flu has done to turkeys, and if we'll see a jump in prices for US Thanksgiving.


    All true. Meat provides better all around nutrition for a real jock, though; especially for an athlete that performs resistance training. (Something all folks of the male gender should do all their lives.)

    With the moves against modern livestock growing (think no antibiotics, GH, or AAS), you should expect the cost of food to rise even higher. AAS increase the efficiency of livestock production by over 30%, so, it that gets pulled, the farmer can't take the loss. It will get passed to you, and the food quality will suffer (it will be fatter).


    Just because you're male does not mean that you should just do resistance training, Sure you should keep fit, but not everyone enjoys resistance training. We all have different appeals.
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    Sep 22, 2015 11:53 AM GMT
    They say you must rather cook up only the egg white, it has more protein. You can actually buy egg white, that you just need to cook up. It also comes in powdered form. I used to drink a raw egg mixture, but coudn't handle the taste. Makes me gag. So I used to make a sort of Egg-nog. Add two spoons of sugar and a dash of Vanilla Eccense, with milk, then place in a shaker or liquidizer.
  • FRE0

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    Sep 24, 2015 11:55 PM GMT
    Radiation can be used to kill bacteria in food, but I don't know how common that is here in the U.S.

    http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm261680.htm
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    Oct 12, 2015 12:45 AM GMT
    So much for cake batter :/
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    Oct 15, 2015 4:01 PM GMT
    I used the Egg Beaters for a while, those are cheap. I also used to throw in a raw egg or two with my protein shake just to give it that nice smoothie consistency and I'm still alive!
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    Oct 17, 2015 8:14 PM GMT
    I find the smell of raw eggs and my sperm ie. cockjel same. So, no raw eggs for me.
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    Oct 19, 2015 7:18 PM GMT
    musclesbuilder saidI find the smell of raw eggs and my sperm ie. cockjel same. So, no raw eggs for me.
    You're a budding Einstein.
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    Oct 19, 2015 8:50 PM GMT
    Fine_Young_Cannibal said
    musclesbuilder saidI find the smell of raw eggs and my sperm ie. cockjel same. So, no raw eggs for me.
    You're a budding Einstein.


    More like Dr. Oz.....icon_rolleyes.gif