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Eating Whole Eggs?


#1

Is eating 4-5 eggs a day 3-4 times a week unhealthy? Maybe 8 whites and 1 yolk would be beter? Im thinking of cholesterol issues etc...


#2

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How about egg yolks? When you throw away the egg yolk, you’re throwing away 245 IUs of Vitamin A, 18 IUs of Vitamin D, and the healthy fat to help it absorb properly. So what you’re really throwing away is the nutrient density of the food.

â?¢ Saturated fats help your cholesterol profile and can help you live longer. If you replace carbs in your diet with saturated fat, you can expect the following:

Lower triglyceride levels â?? When you eat carbs, it should serve as workout fuel, or as muscle glycogen replenishment. If you eat an excess of carbs, your liver converts them to fat (triglycerides), and then returns them right into the bloodstream. By keeping carbs lower, you avoid this.

Increased HDL levels â?? Lower fat diets tend to lower cholesterol, but it comes at a cost. It also lowers the good stuff â?? HDL â?? and increases triglycerides, since a larger part of the diet is made up of carbs. Noted nutritional researcher Jeff Volek has many published studies confirming this.

Increased size of LDL particles â?? Considerable research supports that the larger particles are not as atherogenic as the smaller pattern “B” particles, the ones that can cause problems down the road.[/quote]


#3

No other animal would throw away yolks. No other society (not so smartly trained in nutrition) would skip eating the yolks :wink: along with the above reply


#4

My blood work was fine about two months ago and I have spent years often eating up to 10 whole eggs a day. I eat about 4-6 right now as my first meal.


#5

Phew! I also (kinda) had the same worry. There are days I eat up to 12 and on the regular at least 4.


#6

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
No other animal would throw away yolks. [/quote]

Heh good way to put it

Seems like just about every time we try to outhink/outdo nature - shortening/margarine, nonfat anything, etc - the results are basically disastrous


#7

Whoever tells you not to eat egg yolks is a silly silly misinformed person. It’s really a shame how much bad info is floating around out there. It’s amazing sometimes how little we all actually know.


#8

boiled or fried? Isn’t cholesterol more of an issue with the latter?


#10

Drink em


#11

I eat 5 boiled eggs. Every morning. Im still alive.

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#12

[quote]John Mclane wrote:
Is eating 4-5 eggs a day 3-4 times a week unhealthy? Maybe 8 whites and 1 yolk would be beter? Im thinking of cholesterol issues etc…[/quote]

This subject has been covered many times. It has been proven through numerous studies, that not only do eggs not raise cholesterol levels, they can actually raise good cholesterol. They do not raise cholesterol. That is fact. You should also review a previous thread on here regarding the myth of cholesterol in general. And how cholesterol itself is not responsible for heart disease.


#13

[quote]lumbahjack wrote:
boiled or fried? Isn’t cholesterol more of an issue with the latter?[/quote]

repeat after me, cholesterol is a myth, it is not the culprit with regards to heart disease, Inflammation is.


#14

Cholesterol is a myth?


#15

[quote]gkeeper24 wrote:

[quote]lumbahjack wrote:
boiled or fried? Isn’t cholesterol more of an issue with the latter?[/quote]
I believe oxidizing the yolk is when the cholesterol becomes damaged. However, I don’t think it becomes a problem unless your eating scrambled eggs from a buffet that has had them sitting out all day.[/quote]

What do you mean by ‘‘oxidizing’’?? The science part of nutrition flies over my head. Oxidizing as in frying?


#16

[quote]ds1973 wrote:
Cholesterol is a myth? [/quote]

beat me to it :wink:


#17

I’ve also had many whole eggs a day (usually 12 a day for months on end) and my blood work is always great.


#19

[quote]gkeeper24 wrote:

[quote]lumbahjack wrote:

[quote]gkeeper24 wrote:

[quote]lumbahjack wrote:
boiled or fried? Isn’t cholesterol more of an issue with the latter?[/quote]
I believe oxidizing the yolk is when the cholesterol becomes damaged. However, I don’t think it becomes a problem unless your eating scrambled eggs from a buffet that has had them sitting out all day.[/quote]

What do you mean by ‘‘oxidizing’’?? The science part of nutrition flies over my head. Oxidizing as in frying?
[/quote]
Exposing it to the air, or oxygen. So in that sense, hard boiled > scrambled that have been sitting out for a while.[/quote]

ah, I see. In that case, no, I do not eat scrambled eggs that have been sitting out all day. :slight_smile:


#20

eat as many whole eggs as you want, the cholesterol is bullshit


#21

[quote]bnkNando wrote:
eat as many whole eggs as you want, the cholesterol is bullshit[/quote]

no, cholesterol is not bullshit…


#22

Cholesterol is not BS. Depends on type of cholesterol (ex. Small, dense) along with other factors