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April 10, 2012 10:05 PM
So, I've incorporated boiled eggs in my breakfast for quite some time now, but notice that a lot of people throw away the yolk and only eat the egg white. Cholestorol issues perhaps? Whats are the pros vs cons of eating the yolk?
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April 10, 2012 10:08 PM
some just don't like the taste. and some don't like the added calories.
  13605134
April 10, 2012 10:10 PM
Too much cholesterol in eggs is a myth: It's true that eggs have a lot of dietary cholesterol—upwards of 200 mg, which is more than two-thirds of the American Heart Association's recommended limit of 300 mg a day. But dietary cholesterol isn't nearly as dangerous as was once thought. Only some of the cholesterol in food ends up as cholesterol in your bloodstream, and if your dietary cholesterol intake rises, your body compensates by producing less cholesterol of its own.
http://www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20259746,00.html

People who know about the myth tend to eat egg whites to get a good protein source w/out the extra calories.
April 10, 2012 10:27 PM
yup... eggs are good for you. just not in large quantities... I love a good poached egg with the yolk just thickened! YUM!!!!
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April 11, 2012 5:49 AM
My husband ate a 6 eggs scrambled last night for dinner. That is a lot of fat to consume in one meal. I think it worked out to be 45-50g of fat.
April 11, 2012 5:51 AM
I use one full egg and 5 egg whites every day for breakfast. I don't eat the whole egg because that's a lot of calories - I get more food for less calories with the egg whites
  4575945
April 11, 2012 5:54 AM
Just because it contains cholesterol doesn't mean it isn't extremely beneficial. Unless you really hate egg yolks, they are absolutely worth eating. Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat.
April 11, 2012 5:54 AM
If I am having eggs for breakfast I eat the yolk. But, if is a hard boiled egg i pop it out and toss it. I much prefer the white part in that form so I choose to skip the exta calories.
  12766528
April 11, 2012 5:55 AM
It's high in calories and fat. I will eat them, but try not to eat too many. When I make egg sald, I will use 1 whole egg plus 2 egg whites.
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April 11, 2012 5:59 AM
The yolk is where all the nutrition is. We raise chickens and the yolks are an amazing deep orange color and so delicious. Also a couple years ago my husbands colesterol was tested and a little high. I switched us to raw milk, real butter, homemade bread, ect. We cut out toxins like store bought ice cream and pop, and I stopped buying cereal. I discovered cereal is one of the most toxic foods you can buy, crazy. Anyway, husbands col. came down 10 pts!! I realize not everyone can go this route, just thought is was worth mentioning that the quality of the food you consume is so important.
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April 11, 2012 6:19 AM
Generally people will complain that the whole egg has too many calories, and at around 70 cals, it's probably the best food a person could eat as far as nutrition is concerned. The cholesterol excuse is based on the hypothesis that cholesterol causes heart disease and why the RDA in the USA restricts consumption, thankfully Canada see's it differently (actually reads current studies) and has no restriction on cholesterol. When you consider that the body has about 35000 mg's of curlculating cholesterol that that 200 or whatever mg's of consumed cholesterol is going to cause heart disease, kinda dumb. Other than genetics, livestyle is what inflences lipoprotein (VLDL, LDL. IDL, HDL) production in the liver the most.
April 11, 2012 6:21 AM
it's a waste and eating a full egg is better. The yolk has some protein too.
April 11, 2012 6:22 AM
don't like hard boiled yolks. I prefer soft boiled, sunny side up or scrambled with onions, bell peppers and maybe a breakfast meat of some sort.

I do like deviled eggs though.
  16763260
April 11, 2012 6:22 AM
If you're only eating one egg, the difference in calories and fat isn't that much. But if you plan on having 5 or 6, then the extra calories and fat make more of a difference.

Many people dont like to trhow away a good egg yolk - I'll either use carton egg whites, or give the spare yolk to my dog.
  3627003
April 11, 2012 6:22 AM
I have high Cholesterol. My mom died at 60 of her first heart attack and I'm 56.
April 11, 2012 6:24 AM
It's 70 calories for an egg people -- not 200. Eggs are super nutritious AND they fill you up and keep you full. What else can you ask for? I eat 2 to 3 every single day.
April 11, 2012 6:26 AM
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It's 70 calories for an egg people -- not 200. Eggs are super nutritious AND they fill you up and keep you full. What else can you ask for? I eat 2 to 3 every single day.


Absolutely

Better to just eat the damn egg yolk than allocate those calories to a 100-calorie pack of mini oreos. :)
April 11, 2012 6:26 AM
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If I am having eggs for breakfast I eat the yolk. But, if is a hard boiled egg i pop it out and toss it. I much prefer the white part in that form so I choose to skip the exta calories.


Me too - I simply don't like the taste of hard boiled yolk (except when mixed with a bit of mayo to make deviled eggs) but if I am frying up a egg I will keep the yolk just a bit runny and eat my egg that way...
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April 11, 2012 6:27 AM
I dnt like the taste of hardboiled which is why i never eat em hardboiled only poached or sunny side up....no waste..
April 11, 2012 6:28 AM
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It's 70 calories for an egg people -- not 200. Eggs are super nutritious AND they fill you up and keep you full. What else can you ask for? I eat 2 to 3 every single day.

Nobody said it was 200 calories. They were talking about cholesterol.
April 11, 2012 6:35 AM
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Many people dont like to thow away a good egg yolk - I'll either use carton egg whites, or give the spare yolk to my dog.


When I used to do Weight Watchers you could have the egg white for no points but it was 1.5pts if it included the yoke - I used to give mine to the dog - supposed to do wonders for their coats ???
April 11, 2012 6:37 AM
I usually do one egg and then the rest egg whites mainly because its lower in calories that way.
April 11, 2012 6:40 AM
I only eat the yolk of boiled and fried eggs, I hate egg whites. Though I'll happily have them mixed up in an omelette of cake. Takes all sorts laugh
  5028084
April 11, 2012 6:41 AM
Mother Nature cries when you throw out the yolk
April 11, 2012 6:51 AM
I love the yolk of the egg, and im not a wasteful person so i buy the (allwhites) where they have already seperated it. I do that so i can add 1 real egg, plus like 5 or 6 eggs-worth of whites and still stay low on calories when i make an omlet. Its more filling that way and i can eat more.

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