Professor X wrote:
If you eat this many eggs you may be best not to scramble them all the time, which ‘MAY’ cause some oxidation. It’s the oxidation and refining of fats that raise cholesterol.
May? Isn’t this a forsure – heat and oxygen WILL oxidize the cholesterol forming oxycholesterol which is not good for the body. Just how “not good” is up for debate though. Just to be safe when I scramble I do it on low heat and with a stable fat like coconut oil. Otherwise, I vary up the soft boiled, poached, over easy, etc. I think the BEST has to be soft boiled though…must be the least oxidized.
I can only wonder how much progress someone is making if they are as anal as you seem to be about food.
You know what, you’re right. Time to stop worrying so much. However, bodybuilding progress is one thing, but health and longevity are another and I try to balance the two of them, albeit I tend to put more “weight” on the health side of things.
Hey ProX, since you seem to have pretty good knowledge on this topic, given the information on powdered eggs (whole egg powder), powdered milk, etc. – in fact it contains ALOT of oxidized cholesterol, would you say to avoid these things like the plague, or do you think it’s trivial?
I think “everything in moderation” is a good rule to follow in life. I also think that the biology of a bodybuilder who trains 6 days a week, has 2-3 times more muscle than average and has geared his body to run at a higher metabolic rate than that of a sedentary person will see slightly different effects from his eating habits than that of the people usually used for these studies.