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ChristyLA

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Posted: 30 Jul 2014, 18:19
Hi all,

I've been on an egg kick, eating 3 eggs every morning, and sometimes I have 3 eggs in my egg salad in the afternoon. How many eggs do you eat a day? Are you concerned about health risks at all?

I did some research and, of course, there are different view points on eggs and health, which also changes over the years. I think they're healthy, and I'm not concerned about them affecting my cholesterol, because dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol are two different things, just like dietary fat doesn't make us fat.

If you're an egg eater, what is your take on this? I'm wondering if 6 eggs a day would be too many. I usually only have 3, but some days I have more.
Drruthdc

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Posted: 30 Jul 2014, 18:29
Egg yolks contain a much needed vitamin K2 which regulates calcium uptake to bone as opposed to your arteries. Hypercholesterolemia is a made up disease that supports the sale of statins. Statins are dangerous and increase the rate of dementia. Your body makes cholesterol to protect your brain, and it is also the precursor to Vit D. So...eat your eggs!
Dr. Ruth
leaf2tree

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Posted: 30 Jul 2014, 19:39
I'm a big fan of eggs, too! These days, I usually have two in the evening. I hard-boil them and keep them stocked in the fridge along with veggies for an after-work snack. (If I could stop my current greek yogurt & almonds obsession, I'd have two more eggs for breakfast to help round out my daily protein goal.)

The upsides to eggs? They're an inexpensive source of protein, they're versatile in the kitchen, and they keep you feeling fuller alongside salads and veggies, which is a great bonus.

The only downsides that I can think of that affect me are the extra calories from the yolk (which I can't bear to part with), and the intermittent "eggy" eau-de-flatulence.

I'd say that as long as you don't have any medically-related trouble with the level of protein you're consuming, and include a balanced mix of foods that meet the needs of your dietary plan, you should be ok Smile
JasminEmeral...

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 00:56
I love eggs! I lived on them when i went vege.
They're my fall-back food. When i feel lousy, i know an egg will give me the energy i need to jump back into it!

There's always some concern when you eat something in excess. But if you're balancing them well (you said you have them in salad? that's perfect!), and not frying them, then there's no real problem.
snezica

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 01:48
Monitor your cholesterol, if it get's elevated then you know why. I heard that only athletes could eat 2 eggs a day without it being a problem and the regular folk should eat 2 eggs a week. I eat 4 hard boiled eggs a month, To me they are nothing special and I prefer meat for my protein intake.
Ibiza122

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 02:00
i eat anything from 2-4 eggs a day 3-4 times a week no problems at all with colestoral or anything like that but it all depends what type of lifestyle/diet u are using then u would have to limit ur egg intake
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Manuj Oberoi

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 03:11
I think eggs are a huge source of protein and zero cholesterol provided if you only have the albumin and not the yolk. If one has the whole egg, then probably even 2 eggs a day would create issues like bloated stomach, gastric troubles etc. But if you just have the egg white, be it boiled or in any other form, even 10 eggs wont hurt at all. I am following Insanity Fitness program and it demands higher energy levels which should be supplemented through the right proportion of proteins, carbs and even fats. if one is on a 2500 Calorie diet per day, then one should require roughly 1000 calories through protein and the rest through fats and carbs. 1000 calories would be equal to almost 250 gm of protein since 1 gm of protein = 4 calories. and to ingest 250 gm of protein, one can always have atleast 10 egg whites per day which should cover 40 gm of protein in this plan. And really if one has just the egg white part of it, its very light and digested very very quickly.
Manuj Oberoi

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 03:15
Meat (Red) on the other hand would come with its own set of problems as it would have a decent fat content in it. So it would be important that one chooses lean meat or chicken for the required protein intake. Very Very imp to measure what you eat to get the best results out of your fitness program.
Hoser

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 04:37
I love eggs, but factory egg farming is an abomination and I try to avoid supporting it as much as possible. When I buy eggs they come from hens that are raised in pastures rather than in cramped cages. Do a Google image search for "factory egg farm" and you'll be horrified.

mummydee

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 06:46
Yeah to everyone who eats those wonderful eggs and great point Hoser, I don't buy either meats nor eggs from factory farms. Horrible doesn't begin to describe it.

Eggs have been a huge part of my diet for many years and even though I don't eat the quantity that some do, I still don't hesitate to grab one when I need to take care of that hunger no matter how many I've had that day. And they are so versatile. From everything you can do with them on their own to quiches or fritatas full of veggies, I love them all.

I am a low carber and eat no processed foods and my LDL/HDL readings have been better than ever even with 2 - 3 eggs a day every day!
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
2ManyCurves

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 07:45
I regularly eat two eggs a day. No issues with bloated stomach, gastrointestinal, high cholesterol etc. Blood work is perfect. I firmly believe it is among the healthiest food you can consume. Unfortunately, I do not think a lot of the medical community is current as many still put out propaganda that consumption of eggs should be restricted as Snezica indicated. If you have a normal functioning liver, dietary cholesterol is not the demon it has been made out to be.
mummydee

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 07:56
This article backs almost all postings here.....http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-berardi-phd/egss-and-health_b_3499583.html
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
nb girl

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 08:25
I buy 4 doz eggs every week, and there's only my husband and myself at home. Eggs have had their own share of scares over the years, sadly, it really is criminal. Whenever it's appropriate I add an egg when cooking!
Focus on how far you've come - as this is Reality!

Focusing on how far you have to go is only expectation!
ChristyLA

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 08:31
Thanks everyone for your comments. I've read and considered them all. I personally don't think eggs are unhealthy, but I'm wondering if there is a suggested limit on the number of eggs a person should consume a day when eating them daily? For example, could eating a lot as opposed to a little pose any health risks? Or can you eat unlimited eggs and it won't pose any health risk?
nb girl

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 08:37
Thanks for the link Mummydee, that's a brilliant article!
Focus on how far you've come - as this is Reality!

Focusing on how far you have to go is only expectation!
ChristyLA

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 08:50
I just did some quick research. These two articles are good: http://authoritynutrition.com/how-many-eggs-should-you-eat/ and http://chriskresser.com/three-eggs-a-day-keep-the-doctor-away. I didn't read them in entirety - just scanned to the parts that said how many eggs a person can safely eat a day. One of them said that there is no limit, and the other talked about a study of an 88 year old man who ate 25 eggs a day for 15 years and his cholesterol levels were normal and he was in good health. One of the authors said that he eats 3-6 eggs a day and has had no problems, and the other recommends 3 eggs a day for good health.

So I really shouldn't be concerned about eating up to 6 eggs a day, but I'm still a little hesitant. I have good cholesterol levels, so I guess when I get them checked again, that will be the true defining factor in my decision on if my regular consumption of eggs is okay.
mummydee

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 09:07
I don't think it's the quantity of eggs by themselves that is the problem,... the problem is when you eat processed and junk food that the body wants to use as energy first and stores the rest for later that's the problem.
Think of people in areas that have no choice but to eat eggs continually, I lived in central america for a few years and saw people who consumed nothing but eggs, rice and beans and were perfectly healthy.. We have way too much crap available that is what is the problem.

I hate to pigeon hole a name to my diet for life eating plan but it's basically a combination of Atkins, Paleo Ketogenics etc....... I eat meat pork poultry fish and eggs, lots of veggies and a little fruit. All from healthy sources, no feed lots or chicken farms... I eat 0 processed foods, or as little as possible (when visiting people it sometimes can't be helped) but my blood work is A+ and my arthritis is gone and I don't have 1/2 the aches and pains that people my age do (59)
Google chicken farmers diet and see how many they eat a day! They also eat ham and bacon and all food from their farms... none have died from high cholestrol as the FDA propoganda would have you believe.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
Ibizan Lover

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014, 18:10
I have wondered about how many eggs a day I can (safely) eat a day. We have our own chooks and currently getting 5-7 eggs a day. When they are in full swing, we will be getting close to a dozen a day! At present I am just eating 2 eggs a day, made as an omelet with bacon, capsicum and cheese. The only thing that puts me off eating more eggs is the fat value of the yolks. I LOVE eggs tho, and make look to include more in my diet. Even if I just boil some up and leave them in the fridge as a snack (to go with the carrot sticks I munch on now and again).
Christine
Aiming for 70kg
DairyKing

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Posted: 06 Aug 2014, 12:44
I was reading an interesting article concerning eggs and cholesterol. I am pasting the relevant parts of the article. It said, "The truth is that cholesterol is a very important part of the body. It is a structural molecule that is an essential part of every single cell membrane. It is also used to make steroid hormones like testosterone, estrogen and cortisol. Without cholesterol, we wouldn’t even exist. Given how incredibly important cholesterol is, the body has evolved elaborate ways to ensure that we always have enough of it available. Because getting cholesterol from the diet isn’t always an option, the liver actually produces cholesterol. But when we eat a lot of cholesterol rich foods, the liver starts producing less. So the total amount of cholesterol in the body changes only very little (if at all), it is just coming from the diet instead of from the liver. It appears that the response to whole egg consumption depends on the individual. In 70% of people, it has no effect on Total or LDL cholesterol. However, in 30% of people (termed “hyper responders”), these numbers do go up slightly.
That being said, I don’t think this is a problem. The studies show that eggs change the LDL particles from small, dense LDL to Large LDL.
People who have predominantly large LDL particles have a lower risk of heart disease. So even if eggs cause mild increases in Total and LDL cholesterol levels, this is not a cause for concern. The science is clear that up to 3 whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people who are trying to stay healthy. Bottom Line: Eggs consistently raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. For 70% of people, there is no increase in Total or LDL cholesterol. There may be a mild increase in a benign subtype of LDL in some people. Many studies have looked at egg consumption and the risk of heart disease. All of these studies are so-called observational studies. In studies like these, large groups of people are followed for many years. Then the researchers use statistical methods to figure out whether certain habits (like diet, smoking or exercise) are linked to either a decreased or increased risk of some disease. These studies, some of which include hundreds of thousands of people, consistently show that people who eat whole eggs are no more likely to develop heart disease. Some of the studies even show a reduced risk of stroke. However… one thing that is worth noting, is that these studies show that diabetics who eat eggs are at an increased risk of heart disease. Whether the eggs are causing the increased risk in diabetics is not known. These types of studies can only show a correlation and it is possible that the diabetics who eat eggs are, on average, less health conscious than those who don’t.
This may also depend on the rest of the diet. On a low-carb diet (by far the best diet for diabetics), eggs lead to improvements in heart disease risk factors. Bottom Line: Many observational studies show that people who eat eggs don’t have an increased risk of heart disease, but some of the studies do show an increased risk in diabetics. Eggs Have Plenty of Other Health Benefits Too." I don't know that I would eat 6 or 7 eggs a day, but I certainly wouldn't worry about 2 or 3.

" Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
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Lizzygracemu...

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Posted: 06 Aug 2014, 15:48
TMI LOL. Sometimes I question what they really know. They keep changing their minds on stuff. I remember taking my college nutrition class and they insisted Coconut oil was horrid for us. High saturated fat, now meh, it is good. I, frankly am going to keep eating eggs. I surely won't be dipping my spoon in a bowl full of grease any day soonSmile I think the cake is what ruined my diet not the egg. Poor little eggs, they have gotten such a bad rap. hehe



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