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July 10, 2012 3:32 PM
I have a crazy addiction with eating boiled eggs so this was very refreshing to read!

Thanks for sharing drinker
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July 10, 2012 3:35 PM
truth about eggs: they are delicious
  1812240
July 10, 2012 3:40 PM
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HEY! as a borderline high cholesterol person, I thought I would check out the study... I didn't get there but found this: "One note of caution: Among women in this study with diabetes and in another study of men with diabetes, higher egg consumption has been associated with increased risks of heart disease" on the Harvard website here http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/fats-full-story/

Just thought it might apply to people here. It isn't so black and white.


What that says to me is, if you have diabetes and consume more than the recommended amount of eggs on a daily basis, you might have an increased risk of heart disease. People with diabetes also need to watch other factors in their diet, like bad carbs, sugars, and high fat foods.
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July 10, 2012 3:44 PM
As someone who has had sky high cholesterol (300+) her entire adult life (thin or not) , I am proud to say that after 8 months of eating clean 90% of the time combined with lots of heavy lifting/cardio, my cholesterol in now below 170. I am now in the normal range! I have always refused to take medication for my cholesterol because I hate pills and I like grapefruit......I eat a lot of red meat/whole eggs and yet my cholesterol is lower now than ever. I truly believe it is because of the exercise and lack of processed foods even if they are supposedly "low fat" or "low cal". I weigh a good 40 pounds more now than I did when I had my highest cholesterol reading. Interestingly enough, that reading was after losing 20 pounds on weight watchers...lol! I'm pretty sure that 100 calorie packs of anything are just garbage. I am going to continue eating my whole eggs and steak thank you very much....
  4192509
July 10, 2012 3:51 PM
ahhhhhh..what a great post. Wont make mefeel guilty about eating another 'whole' egg again!
thanks for the info ;-)
  19276437
July 10, 2012 5:25 PM
Pretty sure there's a Chicken out there trying to get this thread closed down .... tongue
Edited by falcon367 On July 10, 2012 5:40 PM
July 10, 2012 5:30 PM
I love eggs. I have 4 egg whites every morning for breakfast. I'm not a fan of the yolk, though.
July 10, 2012 5:36 PM
I eat oodles of eggs and have a great cholesterol profile. Just saying.
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July 11, 2012 6:46 AM
I do not understand the reasoning for just eating the egg whites and smoothering them with cheese and the like because they do not taste good. Isn't that defeating the purpose of just eating the egg white. I do not think there is anything wrong with eating eggs every day. The yoke is the best part. I have this argument with my dad whenever the discussion comes up. Oh, my favorite let's eat processed egg whites in a box because you are to lazy to separate them yourself. People, whole eggs are good for you. My dad also eats meat that comes from a four legged animal atleast 5 times a week, and he is worried about egg yokes. Also, everything in moderation right. I think eating the entire egg benefits you more then they hurt your body. The same fools say that avocados are bad for you too.
  21128901
July 11, 2012 6:59 AM
The body will make, naturally, way more cholesterol than could be consumed daily. Cholesterol is vital to our well-being.

Dietary cholesterol does not raise blood cholesterol, 'high' (as defined by the medical profession) blood cholesterol is not a good marker for cardiovascular disease in any case.

So, anyway, cholesterol, what is important? HDL, LDL, vLDL ... The ratio between them?

Any food (or more likely some packaged psuedofood) that is labelled 'Low Cholesterol' just makes me laugh.

I eat eggs daily, and plenty of them, they are ace.
Edited by DeadVim On July 11, 2012 7:02 AM
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July 11, 2012 7:01 AM
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I do not understand the reasoning for just eating the egg whites and smoothering them with cheese and the like because they do not taste good. Isn't that defeating the purpose of just eating the egg white. I do not think there is anything wrong with eating eggs every day. The yoke is the best part. I have this argument with my dad whenever the discussion comes up. Oh, my favorite let's eat processed egg whites in a box because you are to lazy to separate them yourself. People, whole eggs are good for you. My dad also eats meat that comes from a four legged animal atleast 5 times a week, and he is worried about egg yokes. Also, everything in moderation right. I think eating the entire egg benefits you more then they hurt your body. The same fools say that avocados are bad for you too.


Precisely ... just eat the fricking whole eggs!
  17124298
July 11, 2012 7:04 AM
I usually eat two eggs every day. The *whole* shebang. Mmmmm eggs are awesome.
  4452835
July 11, 2012 7:06 AM
This post makes me wish I liked eggs.
July 12, 2012 3:51 AM
Love my eggs
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July 12, 2012 4:05 AM
I could easily eat 6-9 eggs in a day. Most days I eat at least 3. My family buy about 60 eggs a week (they are cheap here smile )
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July 12, 2012 4:13 AM
so...if egg whites are so good...what do you do with the seperated egg yolks?
do you throw them away?
July 12, 2012 4:17 AM
Just tucking in to my lunch time salad with two gorgeous free range hard boiled eggs! I hadn't realised they were good for nails and hair but now I think about it since I have been eating more eggs my nails are disctinctly stronger.
July 12, 2012 4:20 AM
Another egg lover here happy
July 12, 2012 4:22 AM
I could eat eggs for breakfast every day and never get tired of them. Oh wait, I do!!

I'm glad you posted this! I decided to stop removing the yolks from my eggs anymore after reading about what nutrients are in the yolk vs what nutrients are in the whites.

And this reinforces my decision! Thank you!
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July 12, 2012 4:33 AM
Thanks for that enlightening bit of research. I find that eggs are far more satisfying than other (formulated) types of protein. When I am in a rush, I sometimes drink a Premier Nutrition's "Pure Protein" shake for breakfast and find myself hungry long before lunch time and, despite the 30 grams of protein in the shake, I am left with no energy. Eggs satisfy my appetite for hours and give me tons of energy.
July 12, 2012 5:09 AM
Thanks for the info! I've been wondering for quite some time whether or not eating 2 eggs a day could cause me any harm.
July 12, 2012 5:13 AM
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10. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.


So true!!! Yesterday I noticed that my nails are not breaking off like they were before I went low carb and started eating more eggs!
  23628151
July 12, 2012 5:17 AM
I eat all whole eggs all the time. Sometimes I eat 4-6 for one meal. The yolk is where most of the nutrients are at.

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Whole eggs or egg whites are great... What I do because I need the saturated fat, I use 2 regular eggs and the rest are egg whites.

for example...
Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneraton due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.

2. In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.

3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.

4. According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

5. They are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

6. They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

7. New research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person's lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.

8. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.

9. Eggs may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.

10. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.
July 12, 2012 5:17 AM
I always use whole eggs the yolks have plenty of benefits (not to mention flavor).
July 12, 2012 5:18 AM
11. They taste great!
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