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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Ryan View Post
    Wow this thread is old. Oh well,

    Where is the protien in an egg is the question I'm asking I guess. And why eat a whole egg v/s just the whites??

    Justin, half is in the white and half is in the yolk. The fat is in the yolk which is why often some people just use the whites for the protein without the fat calories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemants View Post
    I know many people who eat too much cholesterol who also have high blood cholesterol. Of course, there are also some people who seem to defy the laws of nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intel. Muscle View Post
    No link has been shown between dietary cholestrol (consumed in food) and blood cholestrol.

    Blood cholestrol, which is made by the liver, is caused by high levels of saturated fat. It is blood cholestrol which causes heart problems, not dietary cholestrol.

    Eggs are predominantly unsaturated fat, which is a good source of fuel.

    ALL the vitamins and minerals are in the yolk.

    I believe, although I am not 100% certain, that the egg yolk contains a better quality amino acid profile. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

    A person who is young, athletic, and with no history of heart disease in the family, could easily benefit from eating 5 egg yolks a day, although someone who is fat, lazy, and with heart disease in the family, should stay away from eggs simply because of the saturated fat levels, although they aren't particularly high.

    My question to you people, could this same hypothetical person get away with eating 10 egg yolks a day?
    Actually a link has been show between dietary cholesterol intake and blood cholesterol levels, but only when the dietary cholesterol in your food is accompanied by large amounts of saturated fats. This is why things like eggs and shellfish have always had sucha bad (and undeserved) rap. Shellfish are really high in cholesterol but contain almost 0 sat fat...therefore eat all you like. Eggs have sat fat, but as was said earlier, not much...its mostly good fat in the yolk. I have no concern whatsoever with eating as many eggs as i can stand. My metabolic panel always comes back clean, and i get bloodwork done every 6-12 months.

    There have been numerous studies done on eggs in the past couple decades...if the average American didnt have the attention span of a toddler this myth would be dead already.
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    Like everything, there seems to be many different arguments for or against eggs. I personally love eggs because they're a good source of protein and I love omelettes

    Also instead of looking at whether or not the fat in eggs is saturated or unsaturated, I think the thing to look for is if they are natural or not. Like most food, the more 'raw' you can get it the better it is for you. So if you get eggs from chickens grown on a farm that eat natural food, it's going to be a whole lot better for you than from the chicken grown in a plant pumped full of antibiotics and hormones.

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    I think this is overthinking things. Eggs are a good, whole food with high protien and fat (both very important to get a lot of). Therefore, they are fine to eat if eating healthy is your thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonFaulkner View Post
    Like everything, there seems to be many different arguments for or against eggs. I personally love eggs because they're a good source of protein and I love omelettes

    Also instead of looking at whether or not the fat in eggs is saturated or unsaturated, I think the thing to look for is if they are natural or not. Like most food, the more 'raw' you can get it the better it is for you. So if you get eggs from chickens grown on a farm that eat natural food, it's going to be a whole lot better for you than from the chicken grown in a plant pumped full of antibiotics and hormones.
    They don't give egg-laying hens hormones or antibiotics.
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    eggs are only good if you eat the chicken as well

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    Hi

    Have you cut back on eggs to protect your heart?

    Is your omlet now made with just the whites?

    Guess what, eggs may not be as bad for us as first believed.
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    take the yolk out and the white of one large egg is roughly 17 calories. and from a post i put up about good recipes with them, they're the perfect matrix for any other foods ya wann throw in there lol. not terribly expensive, and they're loaded with protein. oh, and as a matter of fact for my first meal of the day, i had three egg whites with salsa. its actually pretty good for something that looks like vomit.
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    Eggs, for whatever reason, have gotten a bad wrap over the years because of cholesterol. A few whole eggs a day is fine. Especially now that they sell eggs from specially fed chickens that produce eggs high in Omega 3s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatty_09 View Post
    take the yolk out and the white of one large egg is roughly 17 calories. and from a post i put up about good recipes with them, they're the perfect matrix for any other foods ya wann throw in there lol. not terribly expensive, and they're loaded with protein. oh, and as a matter of fact for my first meal of the day, i had three egg whites with salsa. its actually pretty good for something that looks like vomit.
    Eat the whole egg for the love of chickens. @ 17 Calories youre talking about a little over 4g of protein per egg white then. So 3 of them and some salsa i dont think i would call a meal, more like a premeal snack. Feed yourself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    This thread is 8 years old dude. Why did you revive it? I don't think the person that started the thread is still curious about this question a decade after asking it.
    He didn't revive it. Someone else did when they voted in it...Perhaps you?
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    Arnold said no more then 3 yolks/day (i listen to this rule). they're good, but so is moderation

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    I love eating eggs. I eat 2 eggs a day since that's the required consumption of it. It has good and bad effects. The egg yolk has cholesterol but the egg whites must be eaten after you have consumed the egg whites because it is the one that clears the cholesterol. It means that both must be eaten not just the egg yolk alone.

    Eggs has other good benefits too because of its vitamin contents too but it has cholesterol as well

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    So......

    From reading this I still would like to ask

    Could I have 4 poached eggs a day for breakfast on 2 - 4 pieces of soy and linseed toast?

    I ask this cause I need another staple meal cause my current breakfast is poor and I need to up my calories a fair bit and this would be high in it

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    Such a big thread, just about eggs..

    I've always heard white = good
    Yellow = bad

    but i'm sure it differs on what you want to acheive

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    I didn't vote because there isn't an 'awesome' option.

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    Re:Eggs -- Good or Bad?

    Hi Friends,

    Well,I can't judge properly that eggs are good for health or not.Eggs are high in cholesterol, and a diet high in cholesterol can contribute to elevated blood cholesterol levels. However, the extent to which dietary cholesterol raises blood cholesterol levels isn't clear. Many scientists believe that saturated fats and trans fats have a greater impact than does dietary cholesterol in raising blood cholesterol.

    Adding to the confusion, the American Heart Association recently acknowledged that as long as you limit dietary cholesterol from other sources, it may be possible to include a daily egg in a healthy diet a statement that was heavily reported in the media.

    Here are the facts: One large egg has about 213 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol all of which is found in the yolk. If you are healthy, it's recommended that you limit your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg a day. If you have cardiovascular disease, diabetes or high LDL (or "bad") cholesterol, you should limit your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 200 mg a day. Therefore, if you eat an egg on a given day, it's important to limit or avoid other sources of cholesterol for the rest of that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinpaul12 View Post
    Hi Friends,

    Well,I can't judge properly that eggs are good for health or not.Eggs are high in cholesterol, and a diet high in cholesterol can contribute to elevated blood cholesterol levels. However, the extent to which dietary cholesterol raises blood cholesterol levels isn't clear. Many scientists believe that saturated fats and trans fats have a greater impact than does dietary cholesterol in raising blood cholesterol.

    Adding to the confusion, the American Heart Association recently acknowledged that as long as you limit dietary cholesterol from other sources, it may be possible to include a daily egg in a healthy diet a statement that was heavily reported in the media.

    Here are the facts: One large egg has about 213 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol all of which is found in the yolk. If you are healthy, it's recommended that you limit your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg a day. If you have cardiovascular disease, diabetes or high LDL (or "bad") cholesterol, you should limit your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 200 mg a day. Therefore, if you eat an egg on a given day, it's important to limit or avoid other sources of cholesterol for the rest of that day.

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    AHA's amended guidelines say that there is "no longer a specific recommendation on the number of egg yolks a person may consume in a week.”

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    I prefer fried eggs. Olive oil in pan, heat, crack eggs into pan, wait a bit and flip... wait some more then eat. Olive oil is ok for you and so are eggs apparently... so I guess this is a decent (part of a) breakfast?
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    This thread is funny. If you are on a low calorie diet, buy a carton of egg whites and enjoy. If you are afraid of cholesterol, set your fear to rest with a bowl of cheerios at the end of every day. And enjoy. Eggs are full of amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean_Killeen View Post
    I currently have adapted my diet to eat more eggs, as I have heard from numerous sources that they are beneficial to one's muscle & health.

    I'd like to know the ups and downs of them.

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    Eggs are NOT bad for you. People say they are because they have high cholestorol and fat. But the cholesterol in eggs isn't absorbed by the body at all. It passes right out of your system. As for the fat....its not that much at all...1.5 g of sat fat in a whole egg and 4.5 g total fat. Then there's the fact that a whole egg is a complete protein in and of itself. It has all the essential amino acids for the body. Hope this helps some bro.
    Spiderman makes a good point. Additionally if people have issues with cholestorol, that comes from more than just eggs alone. Eggs alone are not going to raise a persons cholestorol. It is usually a sign of overall bad health. Meaning they eat like crap period- and do not exercise.
    Then there is also the genetic element. I know people with cholestorol issues who eat cleaner than BB'ers during prep.

    Eggs got a bad rap. They are an excellent food, and a great source of protein.

    I personally use omega 3 eggs.

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    Eggs are good, but 10 would be too much :/
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