Cluck in with your '[b]EGGSpert[/b]' opinion

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LuC2

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 15:33
Everything I've read in the wellness/medical community is all over the map when it comes to eggs, cholesterol, heart disease and cancers. I've seen everything from 'an egg a day has little consequence' to 'yolks (and sometimes whites) are truly the devil'. I've decided to eat eggs -- whites whenever, yolks no more than a few times a week and just pray for the best. What are you folks doing about eggs? Cluckin' or buckin' 'em loose?Wink

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Womansmart

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 15:40
I have two hard boiled eggs every morning monday through friday, but not on weekends.
Thompsonj81

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 15:41
I eat at least 3 eggs everyday. Theyre always boiled.. but still. My results.. I've lost 40lb in 3 months. my cholesterol hasnt been effected. I think if you are eating junk all day long.. sure you can blame the eggs, but I doubt they are the problem
williestylez

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 16:19
I feel the same way about the reports and the confusion! Though, I don't believe cholesterol will be completely unaffected by daily yolk eating, I do think 2-3 days a week should be fine! I have been eating eggs all my life, only did whites-only for about a couple months last year, but I wouldn't call myself a huge egg eater! I do it in spurts. I say do consciously and safely while you're young and hopefully you can continue into your older age. Otherwise get ready to be restricted when you hit late 50's to 60's, I'm sure!
Carole Shaw

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 16:32
I decided not to worry about it unless the doc ever tells me to watch my cholesterol. On a recent blood test result in the note section he told me to go have a cheeseburger, so I guess I am good for now. Smile

Keep on keeping on!
LuC2

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 16:38
I am SO incredibly jealous! I have N-E-V-E-R been instructed to go have a cheeseburger!! Some girls have all the luck Very Happy

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williestylez

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 17:33
Carole Shaw wrote:
... On a recent blood test result in the note section he told me to go have a cheeseburger, so I guess I am good for now. Smile


OMG LOL! Too funny! That's REALLY good! Keep it up then!
kattay

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 18:25
I have read the different studies on the egg situation. The main point seems to be the body does not digest the cholesterol in the egg yolk as it used to be assumed. Another thing "the experts" changed their mind on. Joy Bauer always suggests egg whites (scrambled) YEW! If I can't have the whole egg, its not happening. Just cooked egg white has the consistency of rubberized fat to me. The yolk gives the taste. One or two eggs in the morning keeps most people including me feeling full for a good part of the day. I go in spurts with it too.
kari29

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 18:50
The cholesterol in eggs is actually GOOD for you, which is contrary to what the nutrition community has been telling us for the past 5 decades or so. The mitochondria in our cells is nearly ALL cholesterol and therefore NEEDS cholesterol to survive and replenish cells. Just like fat, dietary fat is GOOD FOR US! Fat makes up the majority of our bodies' cells. The nutrition community has been wrong and has been PROVEN wrong by their own studies over the years regarding fat and cholesterol. Yet, because the government has been heavily invested financially in these studies, they can't actually ADMIT they were wrong, so the various nutrition "experts" still claim a diet low in fat and high in carbohydrates is still the way to go....Studies in Europe (Sweden) have actually linked Alzheimer's to diets high in carbohydrates and have shown that diets high in fats and cholesterol can actually slow or stop the onset of such ailments. ALL HAIL THE INCREDIBLE EGG!
When the mind is weak, the body suffers.

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LuC2

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 18:58
Shock And tomorrow...(drumroll, please)...I wilst prepare Crustless Caramelized Onion and Spinach Quiche! The incredible edible egg, indeed. Very Happy

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Hoser

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 21:37
I eat eggs all the time.

I am, however, quite picky about the eggs that I buy. I only buy eggs from responsible farms that pasture their hens. That's partially because I consume so many of them, and partially because factory egg farming is truly horrifying. It really only takes one image search for "factory egg farming" to get really disgusted with factory farmed eggs.

Here's the Cornucopia Institute's rating of egg farms. It's not complete, but I've been able to find a few of the brands at my favorite market. Whole Foods sells Vital Farms eggs nationally, I believe. Be aware that ethically farmed eggs aren't cheap, but for me it's definitely worth it. Additionally, pastured eggs are more nutritious than factory farmed ones.
mummydee

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 21:49
and when you eat them, oh oh oh what a difference!! I am so lucky to live where I do and have a butcher that only buys from local and ethical farms. The flavour is 100% different and I really don't think that the price is out of line with the value you're getting for the nutrion you get.

After watching many documentaries I will never eat an egg from the grocery store again.

Anyone with a heart and a soul could not consume eggs raised on factory farms.

LuC2

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Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 22:14
At Hoser, the organic tastes different to me too. Thanks for 'pasture' link. That's what I'm looking for now.

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jraeb64

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Posted: 06 Apr 2014, 03:21
I have heard that eggs are a nutritional superfood, and to include them as part of my diet on a regular basis. I eat 2-3 eggs per week either boiled or poached rather than fried. I have them with reduced sodium turkey bacon, and a slice of homemade whole grain toast. Recent studies have shown that eggs aren't nearly as bad for us as they once thought. It's all about moderation and balance of what we consume overall!
mummydee

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Posted: 06 Apr 2014, 07:28
I love eggs and eat them every day. Since going on LC/HF/HP and eating completely real natural foods I have lowered my cholestrol and my bp meds.

I believe that these wonderful foods are not the problem. The problem is when in combination with processed crap, the body uses the sugars for fuels and stores the fats. So don't eat processed and let the body use the real foods for fuel.

I've lost weight, i've maintained and i'm healthier today than ever.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 06 Apr 2014, 08:20
Love fresh eggs. Still trying to locate a source here. For some reason the health food stores that sell foods instead of supplements are all in affluent Johnson county Kansas at least 35 miles from my side of the city. When I lived in the country always had eggs from friends with chickens. Keep thinking that I want a small chicken coop in my backyard with 2 pretty red hens. With a moveable wire pen so I could move them to different parts of my yard. Would not be able to let them free range for safety sake. For one there is a fox den behind my house. The big issue is no outside power to my backyard. Chickens and goats don't apparently violate city ordinances.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
Hoser

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Posted: 06 Apr 2014, 10:02
Wholefoodnut, what about farmers markets?
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 06 Apr 2014, 14:03
Only in the summer, and mostly veggies and handmade stuff. Still hunting, thought I had found someone last year then she quit raising chickens.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri



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