Raw Eggs as a Muscle-Builder?

  • outkast1728

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    Apr 08, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    Does eating raw eggs really help a person build muscles mass at all, or is that just a stomach-churning lie?
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    Apr 08, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    outkast1728 saidDoes eating raw eggs really help a person build muscles mass at all, or is that just a stomach-churning lie?


    Eggs are a great source of protein, but there's significantly greater assimilation if the eggs are cooked. It's a waste of nutritive value to eat eggs raw.
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    Apr 08, 2010 7:09 PM GMT
    paradox said
    outkast1728 saidDoes eating raw eggs really help a person build muscles mass at all, or is that just a stomach-churning lie?


    Eggs are a great source of protein, but there's significantly greater assimilation if the eggs are cooked. It's a waste of nutritive value to eat eggs raw.


    It's also just plain fucking gross haha icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 08, 2010 7:12 PM GMT
    Eggs are a complete source of high quality protein with both essential and non-essential amino acids.

    Processing and/or cooking of food changes (and can decrease) the nutritional value of food. Google "raw foodism" for more information.

    I eat raw or partially cooked eggs daily. However, I do take certain precautions to make sure the eggs are very fresh, and that the shells are not cracked in any way.

    Persons who have compromised immune systems and other significant health conditions should consult with their physician as to whether the risk of consuming raw or undercooked protein products outweighs any nutritional benefit gains.

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    Apr 08, 2010 7:15 PM GMT
    Just beware of the SALMONELLA ....although it's not very common.
    Still I find that drinking raw eggs is easier than eating them cooked.
    I just hate eggs- so I stay away from them.
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    Apr 08, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    A1EX said
    Still I find that drinking raw eggs is easier than eating them cooked.


    I think that's the reason most guys will drink eggs. The convenience, not the specific benefit. When you're on a high protein (frequently high calorie) diet, the amount of cooking you have to do can be daunting. Cracking them in a glass doesn't necessarily make them better, but it's way quicker than cooking and cleaning.

    I was just thinking about this as I made my eggs a few minutes ago. Looked at the bowl and contemplated drinking them. (They've since been scrambled and are in mah belly =P). I've gotten to the point where the process of separating, scrambling, and eating eggs takes less time than some smoothies i'd make.

    I say if you specifically want to drink your eggs; buy egg protein powder. If it's time you're concerned about, buy the pasteurized egg whites in a carton. Then you can just pour yourself a glass without even dealing with the shells.

    Either way eggs are great.
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    Apr 08, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ43Zws-Dso&feature=related
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    Apr 08, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    it's been 4 years of 2-4 raw eggs a day..... and I'm still alive
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    Apr 08, 2010 8:23 PM GMT
    outkast1728 saidDoes eating raw eggs really help a person build muscles mass at all, or is that just a stomach-churning lie?


    It doesn't have to be raw. Cooked eggs build muscle mass, too, and a lot safer. It's the protein in the eggs.
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    Apr 08, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    Loading up on protein immediately after a workout is good to build muscle mass, but you can get protein from other foods, too. I never suggest eating the same food--mix it up.
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    Apr 08, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidProcessing and/or cooking of food changes (and can decrease) the nutritional value of food.


    Cooking can also increase the nutritional value of food; it depends on the food. With plant foods, cooking typically makes more calories available than in the raw state, with some micronutrients being destroyed in the process. And, of course, some plant foods simply aren't edible unless cooked.

    In the case of eggs, cooked eggs are more digestible than raw eggs:

    http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/128/10/1716
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    Apr 08, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    A1EX saidJust beware of the SALMONELLA ....although it's not very common.
    Still I find that drinking raw eggs is easier than eating them cooked.
    I just hate eggs- so I stay away from them.


    he's eating Chicken Eggs not Salmon Eggs silly...
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    Apr 09, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    waxon said
    A1EX saidJust beware of the SALMONELLA ....although it's not very common.
    Still I find that drinking raw eggs is easier than eating them cooked.
    I just hate eggs- so I stay away from them.


    he's eating Chicken Eggs not Salmon Eggs silly...


    Hahahaha! Oh god, my sides hurt from that one icon_biggrin.gif

    But on topic. So the yellow of the yolk is pure protein, and the shell keeps the younin' inside safe from infection. So, if the egg isn't cracked, its actually a very clean food! The egg white itself is membrane, so if you're doing this for muscle, you'd probably be best avoiding that.
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    Apr 09, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
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    waxon said
    A1EX saidJust beware of the SALMONELLA ....although it's not very common.
    Still I find that drinking raw eggs is easier than eating them cooked.
    I just hate eggs- so I stay away from them.


    he's eating Chicken Eggs not Salmon Eggs silly...


    Hahahaha! Oh god, my sides hurt from that one icon_biggrin.gif

    But on topic. So the yellow of the yolk is pure protein, and the shell keeps the younin' inside safe from infection. So, if the egg isn't cracked, its actually a very clean food! The egg white itself is membrane, so if you're doing this for muscle, you'd probably be best avoiding that.


    What do you mean the eggwhite itself is membrane? Where did you get that from and explain why it would probably be best to avoid that.. That is an unfounded statement that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Please explain further.
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    Apr 09, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    Cook them here.
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    Apr 10, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    beneful1 saidWhat do you mean the eggwhite itself is membrane? Where did you get that from and explain why it would probably be best to avoid that.. That is an unfounded statement that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Please explain further


    Ah, that's what I get with going on what I'd always heard. Sorry, looked it up and was wrong. Thanks for the correction!

    Not membrane, just cytoplasm
    http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/eggs/eggcomposition.html

    I was under the impression that it was also high in cholestorol which doesn't seem to be the case either
    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/112/2