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The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Sekha » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:36 pm

I come with a question, not really with answers. What do you think: are they dangerous if consumed more than once a day?
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:33 pm

As with most foods, excess can probably be harmful. One or two eggs a day is not excessive.

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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Virgo » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:11 pm

The average adult, in decent health, without abnormal cholesterol levels, should have no more intake than 300 mg of cholesterol per day. The average egg has 188 mg. Are two eggs fine sometimes? Yes, but it should not be done too often. It all depends on your current blood-cholesterol levels, the rest of your diet, amount of exercise etc. So having two, or even more, may not be so bad, depending on the rest of your diet, etc. All of the cholesterol is in the yoke, so egg-whites are no problem. Scrambled generally have all the yoke mixed in. If you have them over-easy, or sunny-side up you can pretty much choose how much yoke you eat. If you only eat some of the yolk, you are only consuming some of the 188 mg average of cholesterol per egg. Sometimes I have a couple of eggs, bacon, etc, and I have the eggs sunny-side up, and did my bread in the runny yolk... but I don't eat all of the yolk. :)


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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby cooran » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:06 pm

Hello all,

This may be of interest:

Unscrambling the evidence
http://www.abc.net.au/health/thepulse/s ... 266764.htm

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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Sekha » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:25 pm

Actually, I am quite active physically and I practice bodybuilding, but I am also vegetarian, for the most part. So I have high needs in terms of proteins, and the question was raised as to which food I should have to get the necessary amount of proteins, given the fact that I am probably going to live in a remote place where I will not have a lot of choice beyond common food items you can find at your local mini-mart.

So I found out that eating eggs should be a good solution, because no living being has necessarily to suffer in order to get eggs produced for human consumption. The problem is that if I base my protein intake on eggs consumption, I have to deal with the yolk issue. Most nutritionists say no more than 4 or 6 eggs a week. Some others say there is no problem at all, we can eat as much as we like. The former say the latter play the game of farm industry, the latter say the former are misinformed. I think the former don't want to take risks, but the motivation of the latter are not necessarily clear either.

This is an important question because if I remove the yolks, I will have to eat about 15 eggs per day, while it would be twice as less if I kept the yolks, and I don't like to throw anything edible away, let alone the question of money. But if I ate those yolks, I would be eating about 9 times more than the recommended upper limit according to many nutritionists... So it's a toss up between wasting food/money and potentially taking health risks.
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Sekha » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:35 pm

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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Virgo » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:58 pm

This is a good article:



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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Sekha » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:01 pm

I am not so sure it's good to rely on them too much. I take them only after the workout. Perhaps I should think of using them a bit more.
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:02 am

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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:10 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Sekha » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:09 pm

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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Sekha » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:45 pm

I don't think this is a very dietetic way to prepare eggs.. It's very oily, and it doesn't leave the yolk liquid, as it should be.
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Virgo » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:14 pm

I think what we can say for sure DL is that it is best not to be overly attached. Scientists and doctors seem to be constantly changing their minds about cholesterol.

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