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Adaram

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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 14:02
Here is a link to an article that discusses Eggs and the "misconceptions" about egg yolks, cholesterol, etc.

http://www.truthaboutabs.com/whole-eggs-or-egg-whites.html

Does anyone have an opinion, agreeing or not, with this?

I love eggs, so I'd be glad to hear that they are healthier for me than what popular media has to say.

Thanks.
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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 14:20
Eggs kick ass.
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k8yk

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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 14:43
Yes! Eat a damned yolk, people! lol Smile All the good stuff (vitamins and such) are in the yolks. All the reasons they used to tell you not to eat eggs have been dis-proven. So eat eggs if you like them. They are a great source of complete protein.

When I see people eating egg white anything I cringe. So gross to me! Yeah, you save a few calories, but you lose a lot of the benefit of eating eggs in the first place!
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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 14:46
I think the egg yolk thing has pretty much been disproven. I eat my eggs whole. Smile
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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 14:48
Everyone I've talked to, including medical professionals, has said there's nothing wrong w/ eating the whole egg. The yolks are really good for you & contain nutrients that the whites don't. The only time I've hear not to is if you have very high cholesterol, esp if you're taking meds. Other than that, eggs are great! Very Happy
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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 14:54
I eat scrambled eggs (and other things that involve scrambling) whole, but hard boiled, I don't eat the yolk, but that's just 'cause I don't like it. Smile
Five2go

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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 14:59
There is definitely nothing wrong with yolks. However, egg whites are a great low calorie food and if you're trying to cut calories, omitting the yolk custs out 75% of the calories in an egg (56 cal in yolk vs 17 in whites).
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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 15:15
I go with 6-7 egg whites in the morning and throw in a whole egg. For myself its a good source of low calorie healthy protein. I actually prefer the taste of an egg white to a yolk. Besides the fact that in 3 years we will be reading about how a mistake was made and egg yolks are bad for you lol.

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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 15:19
Agree with KeithD - I do the mix of egg whites and egg. It's only bad if you eat them too often, for bodybuilders or if you are using eggs to take in protein, add the egg whites to the whole eggs on the menu for an added protein without the fat
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cindyshine

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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 15:19
Hey K8yk, how about what my taste buds want???

For many years I cut eggs because the after taste grossed me out. I found out it was the yolks I didn't like, I NOW LOVE EGG WHITES! Love that they are low cal and have the protien I want too!
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k8yk

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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 15:21
Very true, Keith. Just eat what you like and don't pay too much attention to the nutrition news mumbo-jumbo. It all boils down to the same basic thing in the end:
Real Food = Good
Chemicals/overly processed food-like substance = Not Good
Moderation in all things.
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keithd112

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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 15:22
k8yk wrote:
Very true, Keith. Just eat what you like and don't pay too much attention to the nutrition news mumbo-jumbo. It all boils down to the same basic thing in the end:
Real Food = Good
Chemicals/overly processed food-like substance = Not Good
Moderation in all things.



I couldn't agree more
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k8yk

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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 15:22
Lol, Cindy, if you love egg whites, more power to you but to me they are SO disgusting Smile I'd rather skip the egg altogether than have just the whites. EW.
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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 15:27
LOL K8yk, eating yolks alone- EW.
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keithd112

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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 15:32
http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html

This is a complete link to a graph with egg white and yolk nutrients.

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k8yk

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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 15:32
Lol that's gross too Smile I like the whole egg, all together, the way nature made it.
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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 22:11
If I eat eggs for breakfast, I usually have one whole and two whites scrambled, because I like the idea of a higher protein, lower calorie choice and omitting some yolks helps me with that. And I, like another poster, also don't like boiled yolks, so I only eat boiled whites. I do see the good in eating yolks though, so if you prefer them that way, enjoy!
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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 22:15
Love the yolk...runny, with wheat toast. Very Happy
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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 22:19
eggs are absolutely great for you...for years it was thought that they were high in cholesterol. but in fact they are jam packed with the good kind and not the bad kind. In order to get the full impact of nutrients, both whites and yolks should be eaten.
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Posted: 07 Jul 2010, 22:25
I think for sure that the whites provide the lower calorie, almost 2/3 of the calories come from the yolk... BUT ITS SO GOOD. So i agree, if your cutting down or tyring to make good decisions, do 3 egg whites, and 1 egg yolk! it has helped me stay full A LOT longer and helped me lose A LOT of weight because its an ideal breakfast.... AS LONG AS its not cooked with butter, preferably hard boiled, and if not, then use a 0 calorie cooking spray!
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