Whats better for you?
Cook em mate, no one likes salmonella
cooked eggs, raw eggs are dangerous to take, at least 1 out of every 10 contains salmanilla. at least according to my genral nutrition professor said.but cooked is better bc cooked eggs are easier to break down for the body than raw eggs
ya, thats y i said according to my genral nutrtion professor. she could have just been saying 1 out of 10 to keep us from eating them raw, she could have been completely exaggerating.
I've read that cooking eggs denatures the protein in it
This is one of those topics for the ages. Most everyone will tell you to fully cook your eggs. I personally drink liquid egg whites each day, albeit they are pasteurized, they are far from cooked. It works for me. As far as eating whole eggs/yolks, I either hard boil eggs or scramble and pan fry them.
According to eggwhitesint.com:
The human body cannot completely and safely digest a raw egg white. So, if you like to do the "Rocky Routine" with a raw egg or raw egg white in your drink, you are wasting your time, not to mention the threat of Salmonella. Avidin, which is found in raw egg whites, blocks the uptake of Vitamin B6 (Biotin) causing a vitamin deficiency. You must cook the egg white to neutralize the Avidin and allow your body to safely digest the protein and utilize all its Amino acids. Unfortunately, cooking also starts to destory the protein.
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This is the same process for the liquid eggs that I drink.
Just a detail, but isn't Biotin Vitamin B7?
That denaturing effect is what you want, it won't detract from the nutrition of the egg, it just makes digestion easier.
I'm all about convenience in this regard.
The chances of picking up salmonella from eggs is fairly low since the egg has to be harboring the bacteria for you to get it in the first place, but still, it's all about the efficiency of digestion in this case. BUT you do eliminate the risk to 0% if you cook them, so... Yeah, cook 'em!
I used to make homemade protein bars but they were more like meal replacement bars and it was like eating a brick! lol
Shakes are the way to go! Get an electronic coffee grinder and grind up your oats into a powder. Very, very easy way to get in good carbs. Eating oatmeal feels like a chore, but I can chug oat powder in just a few seconds. Yay
Ronnie Coleman cooks his eggs and THAT is a good enough reason for me.