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LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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5/6/13 11:18 A

I know what all of the articles say but I still support my real life experience with eggs. I have no problem sticking with 1 or 2 a week.

SUZZQ4LIFE SparkPoints: (26,789)
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5/6/13 11:12 A

I love my eggs. They are so high in good protein and that's what I focus on.

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5/6/13 10:35 A

The anti-cholesterol pseudoscience that was first postulated in the 1950 is going to keep going on spreading misinformation for decades more. The cholesterol in food and the 'blood cholesterol' measurement aren't even the same thing. Please eat your eggs and feel no guilt whatsoever about it. The damage that that research did and the biased research that has spent the last 60 years trying to verify it has been hurtful to many more people than any egg has been. It was the same garbage research that had us all eating trans fats in our margarine instead of eating butter back in the 1970s.

Eggs are so very much better for you than an equivalent total calorie content of pasta, bread, rice. Those more carby foods are nutrition wastelands that leave you needing more of everything to get your vitamins while eggs are a great and healthy food. And yet, most conventional dieters are all worried about their egg (and butter) consumption while not even thinking twice about putting good foods between two slices of sugar....um, I mean bread. I really mean it....if you sit down to a meal with with 70 calories of rice on the side or one egg mixed in which do you think is the healthy choice? I think it is news to lots of people that the correct answer is the one with the egg!

TRINCHICK Posts: 50
5/6/13 10:19 A

Thanks for the link to that article. I eat a ridiculous number of eggs (so easy, convenient, and filling in the morning) and was worried that I might be negatively affecting my health. Good to see that I needn't worry!

Edited by: TRINCHICK at: 5/6/2013 (10:19)
DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,411)
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5/5/13 8:39 P

ACtually LDHAWKE, there's little evidence to support that idea.

"For awhile, nutrition experts hypothesized that the high cholesterol content of eggs raised blood cholesterol levels, which can increase a person's risk of heart disease. But this hypothesis was never proven. In fact, several studies have shown that the consumption of eggs is not associated with higher cholesterol levels but is associated with higher nutrient intake. "

And a few more links:

eatthis.menshealth.com/node/186371
blog.zocdoc.com/are-egg-yolks-bad-for-you-
fact-vs-myth/

www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/
healthy-eating/food-myths-debunked-eat
ing-eggs-raises-your-cholesterol-level
.html#b

www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/157400
/cholesterol-myths


I'm not invalidating your personal experience, but a single case doesn't really disprove the science.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/5/2013 (20:40)
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5/5/13 8:36 P

Thanks I read the article and it supports what I thought. I will continue eating eggs with no guilt.

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5/5/13 8:33 P

Check your portion. You may have entered 'cup' instead of 'large' as the default is 'cup'.


LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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5/5/13 8:30 P

If you have high cholesterol, eating eggs can raise it. It's not the egg whites that does it. It's the yolk. I know because I had high cholesterol and I stopped eating eggs. In 3 month, my cholesterol went back to normal. Now I will eat a whole egg once or twice a week.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,411)
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5/5/13 8:29 P

Sparkpeople has an article about this that you should find helpful:

Eggs are Egg-cellent
Healthy or Not? We Crack the Case!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=126


GRAMCRACKER46 SparkPoints: (29,145)
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5/5/13 7:41 P

Me too. I just ignore it because I don't have high cholesterol and because I know there are many health benefits of eating whole eggs. Some people eat just the whites to reduce their fat but still get plenty of protein. I eat eggs both ways.

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5/5/13 7:01 P

I am confused. PLEASE sort this out for me. everytime I eat an egg and track it in the nutrition tracker I am over cholesterol and yet I hear that eating eggs doesn't actually do that and that the current science supports eating eggs to not effect cholesterol. Today I had 1 whole egg, 2 egg whites and a low fat yogurt and 2 ounces of cheese and I am way over cholesterol. Perhaps I am not understanding something or have been misinformed.

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