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KARA623 Posts: 727
7/23/13 12:58 P

Well, okay then. I was thinking that if someone asked for an opinion, it would be okay to share mine.

FWIW, I agree (and said) that one can cut back by not having the yolk and just using the whites, but I was responding to a query about egg beaters with my opinion, which stands.

ANARIE Posts: 12,486
7/23/13 12:08 P

There are no "chemicals" in most brands of egg substitute. Read the labels and learn what the words mean. People get scared by words like "tocopherol," "annato," and "guar gum," when those things are actually just Vitamin E, a colorful (and antioxidant-packed) seed extract, and a bean extract.

There are people who shouldn't eat the yolks. There's a group of people who are sensitive to saturated fats. The OP made quite clear that she's one of them. If you can't have yolks, or want to cut fat and calories ("only" 53 calories per yolk means over 100 in the type of dish the poster was describing, and that's a LOT for somebody on 1200 calories a day), then eggbeaters are perfectly reasonable and pretty healthy.

WADINGMOOSE Posts: 1,044
7/23/13 11:57 A

I obviously missed something, but I've been done with egg beaters for awhile ;) They don't taste the same as real eggs.

And I'm not even a real egg lover.

KARA623 Posts: 727
7/23/13 8:40 A

Eggs are one one of my main sources of protein, and I eat the whole egg - 3-4 times a week. The yolk in a large egg is only about 53 calories, so it doesn't make that much difference calorically. I had my cholesterol checked a couple of months ago, and it was 158, which is considered very good.

I don't believe in eating artificial foods, but if your cholesterol is high, you can make changes to your nutrition like just using the egg white. I'm definitely not a proponent of egg beaters.

LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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7/23/13 7:58 A

I'm done.

Edited by: LDHAWKE at: 7/23/2013 (10:04)
CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
7/23/13 6:50 A

I don't use replacement egg mixtures, mainly because of the chemicals.
If I wish to reduce the yolk, but still have volume, I buy containers of JUST egg whites, and mix with one whole egg.

However, there are many studies that disagree with the premise that eating egg yolks raises your cholesterol. It actually is raised by a combination of things, based on many articles I've read.

That being said, your menu is your own, and I'm not here to tell you how to eat.

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (54,804)
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7/22/13 8:03 P

I make egg mugs all of the time! I love them!

I use egg whites instead of egg beaters

LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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7/22/13 6:36 P

I'm done.

Edited by: LDHAWKE at: 7/23/2013 (10:03)
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