Eggs - To Yolk Or Not To Yolk?

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  1. Bottom line: If you don't get enough cholesterol, you wont be growing muscle as efficiently as you could be.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by Rugger View Post
    Bottom line: If you don't get enough cholesterol, you wont be growing muscle as efficiently as you could be.
    ...and eating those bumnuts is a sure-fire way to get enough in
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  3. 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...

    http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/index.html

  4. Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly View Post
    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...

    http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/index.html

    I've been eating 4 whole eggs a day all year - check out my cholesterol:
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  5. 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?
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by justinfection View Post
    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?
    calories from cooking oils are negligible. You also need a lot of fat to both lose fat or gain muscle. I don't cook my eggs with any oil anyways.

    Raw eggs are dangerous because of salmonella

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Rugger View Post
    calories from cooking oils are negligible. You also need a lot of fat to both lose fat or gain muscle. I don't cook my eggs with any oil anyways.

    Raw eggs are dangerous because of salmonella
    i actually did some research on this when i decided to eat eggs raw on occasion due to convenience. unless you are already sick, an infant, or elderly it is very hard for you to contract salmonella from the raw eggs. Also, the amount of eggs that actually carry the salmonella bacteria is very small, in 2002 only 2.3 million out of the 69 billion eggs contained salmonella. and if you are worried about the salmonella you can heat it up in 140-150 degree water for 3-5 minutes, which is not long or hot enough to cook the egg, but enough to kill the bacteria. and besides, most of the bacteria is on the shell, and unless your eating the shell too...

  8. why buy eggs then throw half of it away...i eat 6 for breakfast

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Necroticism View Post
    i actually did some research on this when i decided to eat eggs raw on occasion due to convenience. unless you are already sick, an infant, or elderly it is very hard for you to contract salmonella from the raw eggs. Also, the amount of eggs that actually carry the salmonella bacteria is very small, in 2002 only 2.3 million out of the 69 billion eggs contained salmonella. and if you are worried about the salmonella you can heat it up in 140-150 degree water for 3-5 minutes, which is not long or hot enough to cook the egg, but enough to kill the bacteria. and besides, most of the bacteria is on the shell, and unless your eating the shell too...
    Eating a lot of eggs is a volume issue for me, so I wack them in a blender with some oats, milk, berries, banana sometimes some whey if Im making up a batch for the day and drink it.

    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

  10. Quote Originally Posted by raginfcktard View Post
    why buy eggs then throw half of it away...i eat 6 for breakfast
    Exactly, throwing half out is pure BLASPHEMY !

    Quote Originally Posted by jakellpet View Post
    Eating a lot of eggs is a volume issue for me, so I wack them in a blender with some oats, milk, berries, banana sometimes some whey if Im making up a batch for the day and drink it.

    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
    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!

  11. Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly View Post
    Exactly, throwing half out is pure BLASPHEMY !
    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
    ha! A girl after my own heart - bless!

    One day I misread a recipe and ended up downing a ~3,000 cal shake. Had the above ingredients plus 300ml of cream...

  12. Quote Originally Posted by jakellpet View Post
    ha! A girl after my own heart - bless!

    One day I misread a recipe and ended up downing a ~3,000 cal shake. Had the above ingredients plus 300ml of cream...

    HAHA, was that a post WO shake JKP ? :burg::donut: Because, well, you know, you wouldn't want to MISS "the window of opportunity"

  13. 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.
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  14. good points, both.

    Quote Originally Posted by Royd The Noyd View Post
    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.

  15. jakellpet has the right idea! I chuck whole eggs into my shakes everyday. 4 normally does the trick: D
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  16. if you cook them in olive oil you are getting essential fats. thats not a bad thing

  17. Quote Originally Posted by justinfection View Post
    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?
    When an egg is cooked some of the fats and nutrients in the yolk become denatured, having little or no biological value (maybe even harmful). However, I believe the whites need to be cooked to digest properly (unless pasteurized).
    I think the best ways keep all the "good stuff" in the yolk intact are to:
    -eat raw
    -cook over easy (liquid yolk)
    -hard boil

  18. Does anyone here soft boil their eggs?
    I use to work at a restaurant that would do that and it makes the eggs like a portable over easy egg, they are great.
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by Royd The Noyd View Post
    Also if your eating raw eggs I thought I have read you should avoid eating any egg that is cracked.
    Aww....I love cracked, rotten eggs!

  20. I think the point of eating raw eggs is that it will help your body absorb the protein faster. But from what I understand the body can't absorb the protein in raw eggs as well as when they are cooked.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by babywifey View Post
    I think the point of eating raw eggs is that it will help your body absorb the protein faster. But from what I understand the body can't absorb the protein in raw eggs as well as when they are cooked.
    I've actually heard the exact opposite, that raw egg protein is EASIER to absorb.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Rugger View Post
    All yolk baby. Body needs cholesterol to build muscle.
    i second that. however, you do need to eat them in moderation if you're on a conventional diet. right now i'm hitting a ketogenic diet (no carbs; fat is my energy) and i personally eat anywhere from 7-9 whole eggs a day. love that cholestorol! precursor to dem' good hormones, mayn. but you'd do well with 3, 4, maybe 5 a day.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    I use a 3-1 ratio. 3 egg whites to one whole egg. The yolk in the egg has great nutrients that you can benefit from.
    This is what I have for breakfast now that I'm trying to cut.

  24. One way to open a big can of worms is a thread about raw eggs. There's just too many myths and misconceptions surrounding this topic.

    I've eaten at least 6 whole eggs a day since i can remember and raw eggs were a staple in a protein shake before whey became popular. Noone i know, including me, ever got sick and the biggest and strongest i ever got was when i was eating loads of steak and eggs.

    They are just so convenient and i never get sick of them.

    Jag
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