Are eggs bad for you?

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Some say that eggs contain too much colesterol to be part of a healthy daily diet. Others say that they contain other stuff that you do need! Who is right? I don't know, but I would like to find out what the prolonged effect of eating a lot of eggs is, and whether its OK to eat them regularly!
 

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I don't think so. I think what's bad for you is to eat a lot of complex carbohydrates (bread, pasta, potatoes) along with foods like eggs, meat, etc. That's a killer combination. Literally.
(Edit: Just to make it clear, my first sentence refers to the question: 'are eggs bad for you?'. )
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Well, they can hurt like hell if someone whips one at your head from up close. Could even take an eye out

What do you define as "regularly"? Several times a month, several times a week, several times a day?
I absolutely love eggs. I have found that Egg Beaters work great in omlettes and scrambled eggs. You may want to give them a try.
 

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I just had to say that there's always one bad egg in the group. Be careful!
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Everybody's right, and wrong. It depends on you.
A few years back they had a guy in a retirement home that was eating 8 a day, and his counts were all normal. Go figure.
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I'm still trying to get the answer to this question:
If chicken is touted as one of the healthiest foods you can eat how is it that eggs are evil?
-Gary
 

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I don't know Gary_E, I'm still trying to get the answer to the following question:
If fish are so stupid as to mistake a chunk of plastic or metal for something they eat everyday, why are they considered 'brain food'?

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"Well, that's it then. You must have tripped over the cat."
"Where did it come from? There's nothing up there but ceiling. I love how these animals just fall straight into your hands. I mean, what do they do? Hang upside-down by their claws and wait for people to pass by?"
[Edited last by Julie K on October 03, 2001 at 09:01 AM]
 

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I think what's bad for you is to eat a lot of complex carbohydrates (bread, pasta, potatoes) along with foods like eggs, meat, etc. That's a killer combination. Literally.
Shit! Why - thats exactly the kind of food I eat regularly - are there any special circumstances/lifestyles in which this kind of diet is considered healthy?
 

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Shit! Why - thats exactly the kind of food I eat regularly - are there any special circumstances/lifestyles in which this kind of diet is considered healthy?

ROFL! sorry, i dunno why but holy shit I thought that was funny. Probably because I eat the same, meat, potatoes, pasta. That's me in a nutshell.
 

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Paul, you need to start by knowing your cholesterol levels from blood tests. I eat a lot of fat and it has little effect on me. My wife has to be very careful or else I'll be hugging a lot of fat!

There are now over 50,000 Americans over 100 years old, and none seem to have a definitive answer to why they have lived so long, except that they were not couch potatoes (eating and watching TV) all day when they were younger. (What the heck did they do...?)
Aren't we lucky, Big TVs, fast/ready to munch food at our disposal, indoor plumbing, refrigeration, a/c and people talking in the movies?
No chickens pecking us to get an egg. Gee, you’d think everybody would be so happy?
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There may be good things and bad things about egg yolks, but there is no doubt that egg whites are the absolute best protein you can eat. In fact, on a protein quality index, egg whites are at the top at 100. They contain every essential amino acid the human body requires (essential meaning the human body cannot produce them itself).
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1908 Champs? Oh well, lets see if our cubbies can win the series in 2002. I glad I didn't get my hopes up this year. Damn Cardnals. Damn Astros. Wait til next year for us. Same, sad old song though.
 

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Option One: Just watch the news. When you see a news report about a recent medical study which seems to indicate that eggs are good for you, consume eggs to your hearts content. Then, approximately one year later (it varies slightly), when you see a news report about a recent medical study which seems to indicate that eggs are bad for you, shun them at all costs. It will all even out in the end.
Option Two: Learn everything you can about what foods are good/bad and adjust your eating habits accordingly. Implement a strict and rigorous exercise regimen. Stick to this new lifestyle throughout your lifetime. On the day you pass, there will be a story in the local newspaper or a piece on a local television channel relating the events of a birthday party held for one of your neighbors who is celebrating his/her 107th birthday. When asked by the reporter to what does he/she attribute his/her longevity, the 107 yr. old will state that he/she begins every day with bisciuts & gravy, smokes two packs of cigarettes a day, drinks a fifth of bourbon per day and has never passed up a Big Mac.
Option Three: Eat whatever the hell you want and enjoy life.
I adhere to Option Three myself.

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There may be good things and bad things about egg yolks, but there is no doubt that egg whites are the absolute best protein you can eat. In fact, on a protein quality index, egg whites are at the top at 100. They contain every essential amino acid the human body requires.
Holy shit! So does this mean that eating only the egg whites (I'm only eating eggs for the protein), means that I remove all the associated risks of eating eggs? If so, why does anyone bother with the yolks?
 

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Paul,
I'm not an expert, etc. etc. but my own thoughts on the matter are to dump the bread, pasta, and potatoes since we didn't evolve eating them.
Also, check out the chapter the books Protein Power and Protein Power Lifeplan by Dr. Eade for some very interesting info on cholesterol.
Of course, the above reference could easily start a huge flame thread between proponents and opponents

My take on the 100+ year olds who swear by the diet of smoking, booze, and meat&potatoes everyday is that they just got lucky with genetics.
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quote:
Where can I get hunk of Woolly Mammoth?
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I read some report, supposedly a true one, a while back about some Russian scientists who got stuck out in Siberia for a while and their food was running low. They noticed that their dogs seemed well-fed and happy, so decided to follow them around. The dogs led them to a frozen wooly mammoth. Neither dogs nor scientists had any ill effects from eating the meat.

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"Well, that's it then. You must have tripped over the cat."
"Where did it come from? There's nothing up there but ceiling. I love how these animals just fall straight into your hands. I mean, what do they do? Hang upside-down by their claws and wait for people to pass by?"
[Edited last by Julie K on October 03, 2001 at 04:53 PM]
 

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