I believe some cholesterol is good. Not over the top, but just some. I think the Anabolic Diet mentioned that high cholesterol consumptions leads to higher testosterone levels.
Testosterone is derived from cholesterol.
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I'm joining the YMCA this weekend. Any suggestions or guides I can read to get my diet and workout routine in sync? I don't know what the Anabolic Diet is but I want to learn some options. Thanks again. You're all great help.
Bottom line: If you don't get enough cholesterol, you wont be growing muscle as efficiently as you could be.
Debunking the cholesterol myths....
Dietary cholesterol has insignificant effect on blood cholesterol levels in a majority of people. Furtermore,
cholesterol is a vital building block of cell membranes and thus important in maintaining cell membrane integrity. It is also a precursor TO ALL steroid hormones (including testosterone, as several guys here already pointed out), and essential for conducting nerve impulses. Connections between neurons (synapses), depend on the presence of cholesterol and without these connections, processes like memory, learning and motor function would be compromised. Believe it or not, one of the reason why sleep is good for you is because of the increased synthesis of cholesterol during sleep. Unless you plan on eating a dozen eggs per day, I wouldn't worry about separating the yolk out. Besides, the bioavailability of the protein in egg is much greater when the egg is consumed whole.
Enough of that science brainwash...
Wow. You guys really know your diet ish. I'm so glad I joined this site. So, what's up with eating raw eggs? Other than eliminating the oils you would use to cook them and thus reducing excess fat / calories that could be better spent elsewhere, are there more benefits?
why buy eggs then throw half of it away...i eat 6 for breakfast
If you're worried about salmonella, look at the farming practices in your area. It's rare to catch it this part of the world
ha! A girl after my own heart - bless!Nice, I'll start adding raw eggs to protein shakes, most powders mix terribly, and yolk lecithin is a natural emulsifier. Throw in some coconut milk and all the anti-saturated and anti-cholesterol advocates can pull their hairs out as far as I care! :lol
One day I misread a recipe and ended up downing a ~3,000 cal shake. Had the above ingredients plus 300ml of cream...
In regards to raw eggs the risk of salmonella poisoning is low like neuro pointed out but if your still worried you can eat/use the pasteurized eggs that come in cartons.
Also if your eating raw eggs I thought I have read you should avoid eating any egg that is cracked.
jakellpet has the right idea! I chuck whole eggs into my shakes everyday. 4 normally does the trick: D
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