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    Nov 09, 2010 7:50 AM GMT
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    Nov 09, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    I eat a half dozen hard boiled egg whites every morning, plus a few more to snack on during the day and late night. I used to throw out the yolks and rinse residual yolk off the whites but given my low cholesterol and the benefits of the yolk (which apparently work in conjunction with the white) I now eat two yolks a day (which also makes the whites more palatable).
  • LJay

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    Nov 09, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    The Nutrition Nazi says three per week.

    I say eggs are better than Twinkies, though Twinks can be tasty.

    So I avoid Twinkies, hope for Twinks and have eggs, with yolks, once in a while.

    The idea that you can ALWAYS eat X and you can NEVER eat Y is silly, just as is the idea that you must always eat a large quantitiy of Z.
  • neosyllogy

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    Nov 10, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    Worth taking a quick look at this thread:

    More generally, worth noting that circulating cholesterol does not appear to be strongly linked causally to cholesterol intake. (One is inclined to draw an analogy to fat levels having very little to do with fat intake per se, but total calorie intake, with few, extreme, exceptions. I don't know if those to processes are mechanistically comprable however, as I forget how cholesterol synthesis works in humans, and don't feel like looking it up right now [sorry icon_sad.gif])

    Anyway, personally, I wouldn't (and don't) worry about eating yolks, at least not from a cholesterol intake standpoint.
  • Regina_Guy

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    Nov 10, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    I eat two hard boiled eggs everyday without the yolk. My family has a high rate of heart disease, so I don't want to take the risk. The cholesterol level in a single egg is between 215 and 275 milligrams. It's advised not to consume more than 300 mg each day. That really puts it into perspective how much cholesterol is actually in egg yolks.

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    Nov 11, 2010 5:58 AM GMT
    i thought it was 100 ,

    anyway, you'll see tons of serious lifters here who eat eggs by the truck load.
    yolk included.