Eggs

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    Jun 01, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    I've heard that regular eggs aren't good for you because of the high cholesterol, and egg whites are a better substitute. However, i wonder if the majority of the protein is in the actual yoke.

    Any insight from you guys?
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    Jun 01, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    I eat at least a dozen whole eggs a week, and my cholesterol is around 160.

    Good genetics, good exercise, good overall diet all contribute to my low number.
  • calibro

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    Jun 01, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    actually, the majority of the protein is in egg whites...

    and they idea of eggs causing bad cholestorol is a bit of a myth. yes, the yolks contain fat, but it's mostly polyunsaturated, which can actually lower you cholesterol levels. also, many of the nutrients are in the yolk.

    you need to monitor your fat intake in general whether it's from eggs are another food source. eggs on their own are perfectly healthy, but it depends on the rest of your diet to determine how much of them you should be eating.

    i currently go through a dozen a day and my HDLD was 62 and my LDLD was 51... my doctor said he's never seen someone with such good levels as it's rare for your HDLD to eclipse your LDLD. So eat eggs icon_biggrin.gif
  • mybud

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    Jun 01, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    the egg thing is bullshit......if your active with your routine....don't worry about it...good luck....Bud
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    Jun 01, 2010 4:02 AM GMT
    egg yolk is mainly fat, that is why it tastes so good.
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    Jun 01, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    Yeah, but what about smelly egg farts?
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    Jun 01, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    I very much enjoy eggs! They are a wonderful protein source for me whenever I'm not in the mood for meat. I think my love for eggs has something to do with living in Spain when I was little because I often make a tortilla de patatas. A lot of times I'll make a fried egg or scrambled eggs mixed with a small bowl of rice for breakfast, and it's very satisfying!

    As they say, all things in moderation. I've read in numerous nutrition articles that one egg a day is perfectly fine. I usually consume about 3-4 eggs a week.
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    Jun 01, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    A wiki link to back up previous posts:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_(food)#Nutritional_value

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    Jun 01, 2010 4:20 AM GMT
    Eggs, not my favorite tasting food but I eat them. One question: I used to LOVE to make eggnog for breakfast. Raw eggs, milk, sweetener and a little vanilla extract all blended well to make a great shake. Is it still possible to do this with the salmonella on eggs? I read that the salmonella is generally on the shell and not in the egg itself. Wash the shells, crack them on a bowl your NOT going to use and it will be fine. Is this the case?
  • EricLA

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    Jun 01, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    I eat an egg a day, plus one after any weeknight workouts, so about 9-10 a week. I just had my cholesterol checked. My total was 141 (anything below 200 is good). LDL (bad cholesterol) is 59, one point BELOW the lower limit. HDL (good cholesterol) is 72, one point ABOVE the upper limit. In the last couple of months I have moved from regular eggs to the eggs that specifically say they have Omega-3 fatty acids. Not all do. They are healthier eggs. Yes, they're more expensive, but they're worth the extra money. Great benefit for a small investment.
  • Abc123456

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    Jun 01, 2010 4:33 AM GMT
    I've heard mixed things on this too. If I'm eating a lot of eggs (6+) at a time, I cut a yolk out of every second one just to be safe.

    That said, the yolk free egg beaters... look like old... not egg whites. +o(
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    Jun 01, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    I'm egg-obsessed, so I checked all this shit out.

    Cholesterol is mostly elevated by sugars and carbs. Don't sweat the eggs.

    Eggs offer one of the most easily assimilated proteins around - all of it gets absorbed. But the trick is that you can't eat only the whites. You don't have to eat ALL the yolks, but if you eat none, you won't get absorb everything.

    Plus, the yolks actually help REDUCE cholesterol - they contain the most concentrated source of choline which helps the liver deal with cholesterol.

    You can probably include all the yolks if you want, since the fats in them are good fats - but if you don't want to, make an egg white omelet with four eggs and include one or two yolks.

    One more thing - eggs are one of the foods where all the organic labeling matters. If you can, get organic, pasture-fed, no-beak-clipping eggs. Only pasture fed chickens (free-range means almost nothing, you have to know that they're allowed to walk around the pasture and eat bugs) without their beaks clipped hang out in the sun. That means the eggs are full of vitamin D and A.

    Don't ever eat powdered eggs or even the frozen/pourable egg whites. They DO contain oxidized cholesterol.

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    Jun 01, 2010 5:21 AM GMT
    I have 4 eggs in the morning - 3 whites, 1 whole. Lots of protein and it's goooooood. I cut out supplements a couple months ago.
  • curve

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    Jun 01, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    it all depends on your body chemistry. Egg whites are a great source of protein

    3-4 times a week, I have three egg whites, one yoke, whipped with shreaded goat guda, micowaved for 2 minutes... makes a mini souffle. Lots of protein, with out the bad stuff.
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    Jun 01, 2010 6:57 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the advice guys. I think I may just have some eggs tomorrow morning...lol
  • coastguy90814

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    Jun 01, 2010 7:12 AM GMT
    If you do not have a history of cholesterol problems in your family, Eggs are an excellent source of energy and protein. So boil away....or fry a few times a week.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jun 02, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    im an EGG SLUT. FOR REAL. they are the best snack I eat almost 24 a week after the gym before the gym at night

    it just fills me up. they are probably my favorite food. icon_eek.gif
  • nhnelson

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    Jun 02, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    redheadedryan saidA wiki link to back up previous posts:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_(food)#Nutritional_value

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    Chrome>little wrench icon next to URL bar>new incognito window

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    Jun 02, 2010 2:03 AM GMT
    So as far as guys that eat a dozen or more eggs a week, do you typically boil them, scramble them or what?

    I usually have a protein shake in the morning because it is quick and easy - I couldn't imagine cooking eggs every morning.
  • DCEric

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    Jun 02, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    sashaman saidSo as far as guys that eat a dozen or more eggs a week, do you typically boil them, scramble them or what?

    I usually have a protein shake in the morning because it is quick and easy - I couldn't imagine cooking eggs every morning.


    I keep hard boiled eggs ready to go each morning! 2 a day for breakfast.
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    Jun 02, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    DCEric said
    sashaman saidSo as far as guys that eat a dozen or more eggs a week, do you typically boil them, scramble them or what?

    I usually have a protein shake in the morning because it is quick and easy - I couldn't imagine cooking eggs every morning.


    I keep hard boiled eggs ready to go each morning! 2 a day for breakfast.


    Cool. Maybe I'll try that to add some variety!
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    Jun 02, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    I eat about 6 daily, whole. I go through dozens like it's water.
  • adidas0783

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    Jun 02, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    I typically eat 4-5 eggs a day....scrambled, fried, hard boiled...you name it. icon_biggrin.gif

    Good source of protein and nutrients.
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    Jul 06, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    I should probably increase my egg intake..lol
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    Jul 06, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
    since i don't eat meat but dairy and eggs i tend to eat a lot of them , usuallly boiled but with the yolk remaining liquid, i find it tastes better.

    i get them fresh too icon_smile.gif

    don't know what my cholesterol leve is, haven't been to a doctor in, dunno, 2 billion years ... at least.