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Thread: Eggs -- Good or Bad?

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    I currently have adapted my diet to eat more eggs, as I have heard from numerous sources that they are beneficial to one's muscle & health.

    I'd like to know the ups and downs of them.

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    Bad???

    Eggs are NOT bad for you. People say they are because they have high cholestorol and fat. But the cholesterol in eggs isn't absorbed by the body at all. It passes right out of your system. As for the fat....its not that much at all...1.5 g of sat fat in a whole egg and 4.5 g total fat. Then there's the fact that a whole egg is a complete protein in and of itself. It has all the essential amino acids for the body. Hope this helps some bro.

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    If you want little muscles ..... then stay the hell away from eggs.
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    The link between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol is definately there but it is not a 100% correlation. Therefore I disagree with Spidey's statement as he's presented it.

    I know many people who eat too much cholesterol who also have high blood cholesterol. Of course, there are also some people who seem to defy the laws of nature.

    Best thing to do is if you're eating a lot of animal fat (including eggs) get your cholesterol checked regularly. Ask your Doctor.

    the last thing you want to be is a big, cut, bodybuilder who is unhealthy and at risk of coronary heart disease.

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    Well, let's put it this way.

    I'm not trying to be a professional bodybuilder. I do want muscles, however. Also, I'm 14.

    I will, however, get my cholesterol checked frequently.

    I do love eggs, so hey, as long asd their not hurting me THAT much, I might as well go for it.
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    Originally posted by Sean_Killeen
    Well, let's put it this way.

    I'm not trying to be a professional bodybuilder. I do want muscles, however. Also, I'm 14.

    I will, however, get my cholesterol checked frequently.

    I do love eggs, so hey, as long asd their not hurting me THAT much, I might as well go for it.


    lol, 14 years old, and he gets frequent cholesterol check-ups!
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    Originally posted by kAto
    lol, 14 years old, and he gets frequent cholesterol check-ups!
    lol! not yet, anyways. Perhaps in the future.
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    No link has been shown between dietary cholestrol (consumed in food) and blood cholestrol.

    Blood cholestrol, which is made by the liver, is caused by high levels of saturated fat. It is blood cholestrol which causes heart problems, not dietary cholestrol.

    Eggs are predominantly unsaturated fat, which is a good source of fuel.

    ALL the vitamins and minerals are in the yolk.

    I believe, although I am not 100% certain, that the egg yolk contains a better quality amino acid profile. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

    A person who is young, athletic, and with no history of heart disease in the family, could easily benefit from eating 5 egg yolks a day, although someone who is fat, lazy, and with heart disease in the family, should stay away from eggs simply because of the saturated fat levels, although they aren't particularly high.

    My question to you people, could this same hypothetical person get away with eating 10 egg yolks a day?

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    10 a day?!?

    I don't think I would eat ten, simply because I would get sick of them. Many body builders eat up to seven, I believe (although again, I'm just an amateur).

    This is really helping me out, guys. Thanks again! Keep postin'!
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    Sean I know amatuer bb's that eat over 20 a day on a low day ! LOL....

    I eat 6 a day (5 whites and one whole)

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    ALL the vitamins and minerals are in the yolk.

    I believe, although I am not 100% certain, that the egg yolk contains a better quality amino acid profile. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

    a page i had bookmarked that has some info on the nutritional composition of an egg:

    http://www.aeb.org/food/nutrient.html

    I guess there are some vitamins in the white..but not much.

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    Excellant web page, I've spent ages trying to find a page with the break down of the amino acid content of eggs. Thanks Vpy.

    So the amino acids are split equally between the egg white and the egg yolk.

    However, all the vitamins and minerals are in the yolk.

    My question: Do the vitamins and minerals in the yolk make the yolk worth taking, despite its fat content? I have no fat on me whatsoever, and am trying to gain some fat as this will make it easier for me to build strength.

    I always used to think it was fruit which gave us all our vitamins, now I'm under the impression that the only Vitamin we get from fruit is Vit C. I eat Red Peppers for that, they are extremely dense in Vit C, 200mg per large red pepper, (over tripple the RDA)

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    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl

    This has all the nutritional info you will ever need.

    1. eggs are about 1/3 saturated fat (1.8g out of 5.8)

    2. More cholesterol info here http://www.americanheart.org/Heart_a...de/choldi.html

    3. There is a link between dietary saturated fat, dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol, not sure where you got your info from.
    Last edited by hemants; 04-04-2001 at 03:17 PM.

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    hemants said,
    3. There is a link between dietary saturated fat, dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol, not sure where you got your info from.

    I disagree. I know what the AHA says. However, the adkins diet uses a high cholesterol, high fat diet which actually results in significant improvements not only in total cholesterol but also in lipid profile. It results in significant improvements in patients risk factors. Besides total cholesterol is one of the least important numbers and is secondary to HDL and total chol/HDL ratio, and smoking as main risk factors. There are several new studies out which substantiate this as well. In fact, arteriosclerosis is one of the least understood degenerative diseases and anyone who claims they have the answer is just trying to sell you something. My own personal OPINION (although scientificly based) is that free hydroxyl radicals cause the oxidation of lipids into viscous plaques. But it is much more complicated than this.
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    Doc,

    I don't doubt your references but I would love to see a published study in a peer reviewed journal that says there is no link between dietary saturated fat and blood cholesterol.

    I agree there are many factors in blood cholesterol, overall weight loss being one of them. This is one possible explaination of why Atkin's diet followers see reduced cholesterol levels. (Assuming that this has been published in a peer reviewed journal and not just the studies done by those trying to sell you their stuff )

    True, there are recent studies that show that dietary cholesterol is not as bad as dietary saturated fat in elevating serum cholesterol levels, but note the phrase "as bad as".

    As with everything else, I think moderation and balance are the key.

    There is nothing in an egg that can't be had from other, low fat sources.
    Last edited by hemants; 04-05-2001 at 10:37 AM.

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    Eggs are good for you, but too much of any one thing can be bad. If you eat a bazillion eggs with not enough exercise then yes, they would be bad. If you cook eggs with a pound of butter, then that could be a problem.

    However, if you exercise and eat a normal amount of eggs, then that is no problem. You should not avoid eggs simply because someone said they had "high cholestrol". You just need to eat a sensible amount of eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenFitness View Post
    Eggs are good for you, but too much of any one thing can be bad. If you eat a bazillion eggs with not enough exercise then yes, they would be bad. If you cook eggs with a pound of butter, then that could be a problem.

    However, if you exercise and eat a normal amount of eggs, then that is no problem. You should not avoid eggs simply because someone said they had "high cholestrol". You just need to eat a sensible amount of eggs.
    This thread is 8 years old dude. Why did you revive it? I don't think the person that started the thread is still curious about this question a decade after asking it.
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    At least he didn't make another thread asking the same thing.
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    LOL I have no idea... this thread was at the top of the list when I went into the diet forum.

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    I love eggs and I think, from what i've read, that they are really good for you. Plus, the protein can't be beat.
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    I think organic free range eggs (grain fed) eggs are good for building muscle. The problem is that the common supermarket variety is so full of hormones it's not funny. I've read that it does affect hormone levels if you eat a lot of it. The problem then is that organic eggs are a lot more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getting_big View Post
    I think organic free range eggs (grain fed) eggs are good for building muscle. The problem is that the common supermarket variety is so full of hormones it's not funny. I've read that it does affect hormone levels if you eat a lot of it. The problem then is that organic eggs are a lot more expensive.
    Egg-laying hens are not fed hormones.

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    Do egg laying hens receive hormones?
    Egg laying hens are not given hormones. Some egg cartons say that the eggs are hormone free; however, this is true for all eggs in commercial egg production in the United States.
    http://www.poultryegg.org/faq/faq.cfm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intel. Muscle View Post

    ALL the vitamins and minerals are in the yolk.

    I believe, although I am not 100% certain, that the egg yolk contains a better quality amino acid profile. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
    Wow this thread is old. Oh well,

    Where is the protien in an egg is the question I'm asking I guess. And why eat a whole egg v/s just the whites??
    Last edited by Justin Ryan; 07-22-2009 at 09:22 PM.

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    I think eggs are a pretty big staple. I use the pre-pasturized egg whites in the cartons, sold at every grocery store in the country. Its a little more expensive but it takes the work out of the preperation, plus, I am able to mix it right into a post shake, or drink it, without the worries.

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