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Cholesterol Question

Ok heres my deal. I live in China so in order to make up for the fact that I cant get fair priced protein powder I often drink raw eggs mixed with milk, it helps me get extra calories quick not to mention extra protein.

My problem is this, Im just starting a steroid cycle and have been eating like a pig, of course, anyhow Ive gone to www.calorieking.com which is an excellent food nutrition site and it seems that I am taking in about 300% my recomended daily cholesterol intake.

Should this wory me? I am young, healthy and in good shape and I get plenty of exercise. My problem is that now that Im eating alot Im allso getting alot of cholesterol. Now that Im doing a cycle of steroids I am eating alot, and of course if I eat alot I will get more cholesterol.Any input would be great.

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Ya thanks man your response did help. Thats what I heard as well that blood cholesterol levels has many factors, not just diet. Im 24 so I should be doing OK right now, in the future I will get it checked.

Just a quick side note, you should cook your eggs, i read somewhere on T-Nation that if you dont cook the eggs their protein isnt ?activated? not sure the exact reason honestly, just remember the fact that they need to be cooked.

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I’ve heard the same things about temperature in relation to nutrient quality, and generally in those circles poaching or steaming has the stamp of approval.

However, steam is at a much higher energy level than that of water - hence why steam burns are worse than water burns - the steam loses energy in contact to the skin as it cools to become water and then as it cools further as water. This would indicate to me that if nutrients are damaged by high temperatures (i.e. high energy levels) then steam cooking would be worse.

Thoughts?

The most important reason for cooking eggs is to prevent food poisoning most commonly from salmonella.

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Hey bushboy, cheers for that.

What I was trying to get at was could poaching eggs destroy more nutrients than hard boiling them? (If heat is the issue) I don’t imagine eggs would leech a significant amount of nutrients into the water…
It’d be good to hear from a geek on this one!

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Good point on hard boiling the egg… boiled for longer, more energy transferred to it, etc. Cheers.

I’ve poached eggs by boiling 'em but I always found my result to be a bit too soggy for my liking - I prefer them when they’ve been steamed in a specialised tray like:

So that’s where I’ve got the steaming idea from… if this isn’t poaching, my bad.