I just read an article about how only half of the protein in eggs gets absorbed if you eat them raw. It has something to do with a compound that gets destroyed when its heated.Originally Posted by jmh80
These are egg whites - that have been processed...
Maybe that compound is gone?
Id be curious to know the answer to this.
Heres the article I was talking about:
and here is the part about eggs:
"Some older athletic diets use to propose eating just raw eggs. This is a foolish attempt at taking in additional protein. Eating raw eggs (or raw egg whites) will only result in about 50% absorption of the available protein. That means that if you eat enough raw eggs to give you 40 grams of protein, your body will only absorb 20 grams.
Eating just raw egg whites results in the same (or worse). Egg whites have a huge amount of a substance called "avidin," which loves biotin. As a matter of fact, once the avidin-biotin forms a bond, the body can't break it apart. So you will develop a partial or full Biotin Deficiency Syndrome. Cooking your eggs (or egg whites) will quickly denature the protein avidin and will allow you to absorb 98% of the protein. In short, always cook your eggs."
So take a biotin supplement???
I have to imagine that Egg Beaters cooks these becuase you are able to eat them straight from the carton.
probably but i know that i personally used to use egg whites in my shakes when i was on a bulk. this is good info and if anyone knows the absolute answer to this question, please let us know
As long as the eggs have been pasturized, all of the protein from uncooked eggs can be digested.
All the protein will be digested either way. If you eat only the whites you may need to supplement with Biotin but guess what is a GREAT source of Biotin? You guessed it, yolks.
Great thread on eggs with a little Bobo action:
I have a fridge rack full of liquid egg whites and beaters The southwestern beaters are the best by far. put some salsa over them and you're good to go
I might have to try these southwestern egg beaters, they sound delicious
I've been using Egg Starters which I pick up from Costco.
FYI, I have tried egg beaters and egg starters side by side. We have a BJs and a Costco nearby and they each carry a different brand.Originally Posted by bearmeat
The Egg Beaters are a superior product, IMHO. The texture and taste is much closer to real eggs.
I've noticed the same exact thing with Egg Beaters compared to any grocery store's cheaper knockoffs. The egg beaters texture is always more like real eggs than the others; it's worth paying a little more for egg beaters than buying the cheap ones, IMO.Originally Posted by Rhyalus
I personally find them too expensive. I def. wouldn't want to just pour them in a shake and drink.. Yuck.. But if you can swing the cost of them then they can be advantageous. I prefer paying 1.68 for 2 dozen eggs myself..
I think drinking Egg beaters is safe but if its not please post it
anyone ever find out for sure if when drinking egg beaters , is your body absorping all of the protein?
Drinking egg beaters is fine. Drinking raw eggs is also fine (very, very miniscule risk of sickness). There is an issue with eating large quantaties of raw whites as the avadin will bind to biotin causing a deficiancy. Cooking/pasteurizing will disable the avadin. Supplementing with biotin or simply adding a ratio of yolks, as egg yolks are one of the best sources of biotin is another strategy. So maybe 1 whole egg and 5 add'l whites. That will give you roughly 21g protein and 6g healthy fats.
Ive been drinking the egg whites. It doesnt say anything about drinking them raw good or bad on the label. It does say there pasturized on them but is pasturized safe.I had some serious squirts today possibly due to the egg carton. does anyone else expirence stomach issues about twelve hours after drinking egg whites? The cause could be anything but recently My stomach has discomforted frm what it seems egg white use.
These things have a ton of sodium in them.