View Full Version : raw eggs

05-08-2004, 07:12 PM
bad idea to throw in a shake?

05-08-2004, 07:44 PM
This has been asked before and from what I understand, you would get better absorption if you denature the protein in the egg by cooking it.

05-08-2004, 08:09 PM
Rocky takes raw eggs in a glass and pounds them straight.

05-08-2004, 08:20 PM
that's what i'm talking about!! i guess i meant does it pose any risks like raw meat would? i'm sure you get most of the protein no matter how you eat it

05-08-2004, 08:42 PM
Yes, eating raw eggs poses a risk of getting salmonella poisoning.

05-08-2004, 08:52 PM
Raw eggs are a bad idea. Not only do they pose a health risk, but they also are a poor choice of protein compared to cooked. If you insist on getting egg protein in the mix get it powdered.

Saint Patrick
05-08-2004, 09:22 PM
I've been putting them in my smoothies for a couple weeks and I'm still alive to tell about it.

05-09-2004, 12:40 AM
I use liquid egg whites from a carton in my shakes. It's pasteurized so no fear of salmonella poisoning. I used to add a raw egg but cut it out after a few bad stomach days. Not worth wasting that much time on the ****ter over. Wouldn't recommend eating them raw.


05-09-2004, 07:42 AM
The health risk is not great. The main thing is you double the amount of protein by cooking them. The most cost effective solution would be egg protein powder.

05-09-2004, 09:21 AM
rocky= movie. Movies lie. In face off john travolta and nicholas cage switch faces, would you try that?

05-09-2004, 12:08 PM
I have used 100's of raw eggs in the past and had no problems

I have read in "Is our Food Safe" that there are some strains of egg that can actually contain salmonella right in the uncracked egg

I don't see a problem with taking 2-3 eggs in a glass and nuking them to the point they are semi-solid

it gives the enzyme adivin a chance to unlock the other 50% of the protien as well

and it still mixes into a shake of some sort

05-09-2004, 01:53 PM
Putting them in your shake and not getting sick does not mean there's no health risk. You may have built up an immunity to salmonella. To believe everybody will have the same reaction is wrong. All things considered, based purely on bioavailbility, it's still a bad idea.

05-09-2004, 03:22 PM
thanks for the info, i thought it was a good protein adder, but if it's really only half then it's pretty worthless

05-09-2004, 03:43 PM
why not buy some egg protein...

05-09-2004, 04:01 PM
because if i'm purchasing protein i'd get whey (or weight gainers w/ mixes), but i ran out the other day and don't get paid til tuesday, so i've been trying to make amends with everything in my kitchen. prolly gettting nowhere near the protein i need. even 'high' protein foods aren't anywhere near where i thought they were. tuna fish being the exception, but i don't know how people can get like a gram and a half or two grams per pound without supplementing

05-10-2004, 09:23 AM
i don't know how people can get like a gram and a half or two grams per pound without supplementing
Eating alot. :)
Tuna, eggs/omelettes, turkey, lean beef, etc.