View Full Version : seriously, swallowing raw eggs

bass slayer
10-22-2008, 02:05 PM
is it really that good to swallow raw eggs. to me it sounds overated and quite extream. ive seen it on movies and stuff but do people actually do this?

10-22-2008, 02:25 PM
People do it, but I wouldn't.

You can get eggwhites in liquid, pasteurized form:


10-22-2008, 02:44 PM
Rocky did it... and look at him.. He beat the Russians!

10-22-2008, 02:44 PM
Well OK... A Russian.. but still, it's a metaphore. Rocky drinks raw eggs, Rocky wins the cold war.

10-26-2008, 02:57 PM
no need to with protien shakes. I dont mind it thou just try not to take in too many yolks, cholesterol n that..

Lones Green
10-26-2008, 05:05 PM
cook your eggs. there is no advantage eating them raw.

10-27-2008, 08:26 AM
Cooked eggs are actually better for digestion and absorption.

10-27-2008, 09:45 AM
I used to do that when I would wake up late and was running out of time. I don't believe there are any real advantages, although I did hear some people say the protein is "more pure", but I think its bogus.

10-27-2008, 11:52 AM
Pasteurized eggwhites are JUST AS GOOD as cooked egg whites. The substance that makes egg whites not as effective is broken down during pasteurization. As for normal eggs, I would assume if you could get pasteurized eggs it would be the same way.

10-31-2008, 09:51 AM
aren't raw eggs really bad for you in terms of bacteria etc?

10-31-2008, 10:40 AM
Really bad is relative to cooked. Yes, there is a HIGHER chance of catching some bad bacteria, but the overall chance of it happening is still quite low. But, like the others have said, just cook them or get pasteurized.

11-04-2008, 09:42 AM
I can't imagine trying this, i prefer to poach or scramble my eggs

11-04-2008, 04:01 PM
i don't mind a few raw eggs in some skim milk when i run a bit behind on protein intake.

11-05-2008, 01:13 PM
While the risk is very low, you can ingest salmonella and become very sick. I have done it a few times and I actually think its easier to drink a few eggs than cook and eat a few eggs... but I still cook and eat them outside of trying it a couple times.


11-05-2008, 01:19 PM
Drinking eggs is a lot easier as cooking eggs increase the volume dramatically.

Try drinking a carton of egg whites and eat them scrambled and you will see what I mean.

11-06-2008, 03:05 PM
i would drink them raw - wouldn't bother me, only eggs sometimes tend to be infected with salmonella where i come from so I think I'll give that one a miss.

You can also crack an egg into a glass of milk.