Chicken egg yolks are considered “neutral” in terms of qi energy. In traditional Chinese medicine, the body’s energy or qi, needs to be balanced to ensure good health. Foods are usually qualified as hot or cold, and overindulgence in either hot or cold foods can unbalance the body’s energy. As a result, neutral dietary foods like chicken egg yolk are useful for their lesser impact on qi.
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Sekha wrote:I couldn't find anything really precise about what Ayurveda has to say on the matter
Sekha wrote: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.
Sekha wrote:I come with a question, not really with answers. What do you think: are they dangerous if consumed more than once a day?
Virgo wrote:What about protein shakes?
Ben wrote:Whey-based protein formulas in the US have been found to contain heavy metal contamination.
I've also heard anecdotal reports of young people who have relied on protein formula for weight loss and 'bulking' suffering acute kidney disorders.
Ben wrote:Personally, I think one should get one's nutrients from wholefood plant-based meals.
Ben wrote:The fact of the matter is, in the West, one gets more than enough protein whether one is on a standard american/western diet or vegetarian or vegan.
Sekha wrote: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.
Virgo wrote:The average adult, in decent health, without abnormal cholesterol levels, should have no more intake than 300 mg of cholesterol per day.
Virgo wrote:But stress isn't healthy either, so we have to have a fried egg if we want one every once in a while to stay stress-free about our food choices.
danieLion wrote:Hi Kevin,Virgo wrote:The average adult, in decent health, without abnormal cholesterol levels, should have no more intake than 300 mg of cholesterol per day.
Consuming cholesterol is for the most part irrelevant as shown in the topic here called The cholesterol myth. What's relevant to cholesterol levels is fat and protein consumption (aside from the social engineering issues--see, for instance, The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine by the British physician and researcher James Le Fanu--and the contoversy of recent blood serum cholesterol measures as largely just medical-industrial-complex hype--see, for instance, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine by the American phyisican and researcher John Abramson). Our bodies use the fats and proteins we eat to make virtually all of the cholesterol our body uses to support vital functions (like building and maintaining membranes; modulating membrane fluidity over the range of physiological temperatures; intracellular transport, cell signaling and nerve conduction; myelin sheathing of neurons for insulation and more efficient conduction of nerve impulses--low cholesterol is implicated in Alzheimer's--; aiding in the intestinal absorption of essential fat molecules as well as the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E, and K; and serving as an important precursor molecule for the synthesis of vitamin D and the steroid hormones, including the adrenal gland hormones cortisol and aldosterone, as well as the sex hormones progesterone, estrogens, and testosterone, and their derivatives. Some research even indicates it may act as an antioxidant.)
Researchers like Richard Lazarus, Hans Selye (e.g., in his book, Stress Without Distress) and Robert Robert Sapolsky (e.g., in his books Stress, the Aging Brain, and the Mechanisms of Neuron Death, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers and his course "Stress and Your Body") would disagree and argue that there are two types of stress: distress ("bad" stress) and eustress ("good" stress).
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