Are eggs bad for you?

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    Jan 29, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    I have concluded that they are not. They just have a bad rep

    I get stick for pushing down 8/10 eggs a day from my stepmother, home ec teacher, trainer, gym guys, wrestling trainer just about everyone saying that is so much cholesterol it will make my heart explode

    Well after 18months of so many eggs along with other foods....cholesterol test came back today....2.9mMol, so low it wasn't on the chart which starts at 3.0

    Just thought i'd share
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    Jan 29, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    It's not the cholesterol, but the fat that would worry me. But that doesnt seem to be a problem for you either ... icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 29, 2010 6:17 AM GMT
    What I have looked for on the net was the ability to use raw eggs and blend with mild for a breakfast knog? The salmonella apparently is on the outside of the shell (from what I have read) and if you don't crack the egg on the blender and wash your hands after you handle the eggs you should be safe. Is the the case?
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    Jan 29, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI have concluded that they are not. They just have a bad rep

    I get stick for pushing down 8/10 eggs a day from my stepmother, home ec teacher, trainer, gym guys, wrestling trainer just about everyone saying that is so much cholesterol it will make my heart explode

    Well after 18months of so many eggs along with other foods....cholesterol test came back today....2.9mMol, so low it wasn't on the chart which starts at 3.0

    Just thought i'd share


    Eggs are a (relatively) perfect source of protein. I've read that the cholesterol content, while high, has little to no impact on cholesterol levels. But, that report could have been biased. At any rate, if cholsterol isn't a problem for you, I wouldn't worry about eating plenty of eggs (although 8-10 seems a bit much... I'd personally keep it at no more than 4 or 5 a day, but that's just me).
  • WILDCARD73

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    Jan 29, 2010 6:27 AM GMT
    i eat egg whites all the time, almost every morning for breakfast, 6-8 eggs whites
    usualy buy eggs in a case from sams club

    on periods that i do heavy lifting and more muscle building i eat the yolks

    i can eat egg yolks as my doctor told me my colesterol is way low... so in my case i dont worry about it,
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    Jan 29, 2010 6:29 AM GMT
    if they are frozen before they are thrown at you .. YES!
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    Jan 29, 2010 6:34 AM GMT
    Yeah eggs are awesome. Don't over do one food though. The body often develops sensitivities to things you overload on. For example, when I was younger I ate lots of eggs and milk. Now when I drink milk and get really sick. When I eat eggs I also feel sick (not as bad as milk).

    Just make sure you are varying things up. And yes, I know it's different for everyone, but I think it's best to use the precautionary principle.
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    Jan 29, 2010 6:45 AM GMT
    wow this is awesome news! Mscldrew im assuming you're talking about whole eggs right?
  • xKorix

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    Jan 29, 2010 6:49 AM GMT
    I eat 5-6 whole ones a day I feel great icon_razz.gif energy's good, mood is good, and I've gotten slimmer round the waist(not that I wanted too o_O)
  • PipHop

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    Jan 29, 2010 6:56 AM GMT
    5-6 eggs a day? 6-10 eggs a day?! jeebus, the hens are putting curses on you as we speakicon_lol.gif

    I read somewhere that having a serving of eggs (2-3) daily, supplies the perfect amount of protein for an adult. Feels good, tastes, great and goes well with my beloved maple sausage icon_smile.gif
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Jan 29, 2010 7:10 AM GMT
    8 -- 10 is a bit over the top but yes l did read they lower cholesterol!
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    Jan 29, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
    Yup whole eggs, most of them raw. The salmonella risk is really small plus I subscribe to the immunity theories, what dosent kill me makes me stronger

    last year during the peanut butter recall company called me up and told me I'd eaten a whole box of conaminated protein bars and if I was feeling sick at all to go straight to hospital.... But nothing

    I know the fat is worrying from a kcal point of view so I'd take out the yolks if I was trying to cut down but right now don't have to worry
  • thisguy023

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    Jan 29, 2010 12:45 PM GMT
    The protein in eggs is almost as pure as the protein in mothers-milk (no joke)
  • Glorfindel

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    Jan 29, 2010 1:05 PM GMT
    According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published in 2008, men eating more than 7+ eggs per week had a higher rate of death. Nothing to do with heart attack or stroke or high cholesterol, they just had a higher rate of death. icon_confused.gif

    So take that for what it's worth.
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:18 PM GMT
    Good question... I eat a hard-boiled egg just about every morning that I work out, about a half hour before I get cranking. Protein! I don't care about the fat content (whatever it is), though I do wonder about the cholesterol. Mine's always been good, I'll just keep an eye on it.


  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 29, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
    I try to have eggs every day. I think it is primarily the best source of protein in my diet, even compared to the whey/milk protein mixes. I have never had a problem with cholesterol, but I don't eat meat so I really don't have a lot of cholesterol in my diet.

    The yolk is where DHA, omega 3 fatty acids, and other interesting anti-oxidants, micro-nutrients, and vitamin A, D, and E reside. The egg is one of the few foods in a standard diet that actually contain natural vitamin D, which of course is very important to have in your diet in the winter months if you're not getting much sun. Eggs also have the awesome carotenoid combonation of lutein and zeaxanthin.

    It has been noted that eggs from free range chickens have a better nutritional profile, such as having more omega 3 fatty acids, as well as a higher carotenoid ratio.
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    Jan 29, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    I am so sick of people telling me that too many eggs are bad for me, I mean if you can't have eggs then what can you eat??

    I always say that so long at your alcohol intake is at a minimum and you dont eat too much sweets and fatty foods then who cares about the rest.
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    Jan 29, 2010 2:52 PM GMT
    Glorfindel saidAccording to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published in 2008, men eating more than 7+ eggs per week had a higher rate of death. Nothing to do with heart attack or stroke or high cholesterol, they just had a higher rate of death. icon_confused.gif

    So take that for what it's worth.


    Being an observational study, it's worth just about nothing. Correlation does not prove causation. There are almost unlimited confounding variables that can not be accounted for.
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    Jan 29, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    Glorfindel saidAccording to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published in 2008, men eating more than 7+ eggs per week had a higher rate of death. Nothing to do with heart attack or stroke or high cholesterol, they just had a higher rate of death. icon_confused.gif

    So take that for what it's worth.


    There's a lot of variables though... could be something as simple as those who eat more than 7 are just fat-asses and happen to eat more than 7.
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    Jan 29, 2010 3:16 PM GMT
    eggs are bad for you? I thought that belief was proven false years decades ago. But to the OP did you use the whole egg or just the white?
  • xKorix

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    Jan 29, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    Glorfindel saidAccording to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published in 2008, men eating more than 7+ eggs per week had a higher rate of death. Nothing to do with heart attack or stroke or high cholesterol, they just had a higher rate of death. icon_confused.gif

    So take that for what it's worth.


    lol yeah that study was pretty inconclusive though, guess you forgot to mention the lifestyles of these men. The men who died were found to be older, fatter, ate more vegetables but less cereal, were more likely to drink alcohol and smoke, and less likely to exercise.
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    Jan 29, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    They're only bad if they give you smelly egg farts.
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    Jan 29, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidThey're only bad if they give you smelly egg farts.


    amen, i have similar problems with milk and whey too

    but i find if i scramble the eggs i dont have the problem as opposed to boiling them
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    Jan 29, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    Glorfindel saidAccording to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published in 2008, men eating more than 7+ eggs per week had a higher rate of death. Nothing to do with heart attack or stroke or high cholesterol, they just had a higher rate of death. icon_confused.gif

    So take that for what it's worth.


    Maybe people who eat a lot of eggs have they type of personality that means they don't always look both ways before they cross the street icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 29, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    I like eggs too. The only issue is that 8-10 per day is overloading your body with animal proteins. Somewhere out there, there's a chicken that's exhausted.

    Just make sure you're eating enough vegetables to counter that.