Eggs

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  1. greenwave08

    greenwave08 White Belt

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    So I have been reading around this forum a lot and have realized that eggs are not the bad food they have been made out to be. However, my parents express concern over my eating 3-4 with breakfast everyday and I think their fears stem from my family's history of high cholesterol. They are smart people, not complete ignoramuses but I need a good way to explain the benefits and minimal/ no risk of eating eggs. Can anyone explain to me in simple terms that my parents can understand the amazing benefits of eggs and why eating them wont kill me.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The cholesterol in eggs is good cholesterol, not bad. And if you're eating grass-fed eggs, then the yolks contain healthy omega 3 fats as well.
     
  3. greenwave08

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    so should i basically tell them that the nutritional information that says 1 egg has like 50% of ur dietary cholesterol needs is not presenting the entire picture?
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yes. Those percents are completely inaccurate.
     
  5. Skillful_Dan

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    Eggs contain both HDL and LDL. I have heard eating about a dozen eggs a week is healthy and wont threaten your levels of bad cholestrol. I would not recommend eating 4 eggs a day 7 days a week though. Everything is good in moderation.

    To get your parents to consent, teach them about good cholestrol and start by having them get a dozen eggs a week. More info on good cholestrol: High-density lipoprotein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Eggs are great but if you are eating 4 eggs with the yolk each morning that may be too much fat.. I would suggest like 1 yolk for every 3 eggs.
     
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    You could simply have your cholesterol levels checked now and again in 6 months. 6 months of eating eggs will not kill you even if they are right. After the 6 months, you will know for yourself and they should believe you.
     
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    i agree, 28 eggs per week is probably excessive in any respect. still, i recommend telling your parents to suck it, its your life you can do whatever you want. something like that, itll probably go over really well...
     
  9. Darksky

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    Uh Oh! I usually eat about 12 eggs perday :[. Anyone else eating tons of eggs? If you mostly eat the whites is 12 a day still too much? Generally 4-6 whole eggs in an omelette for breakfast, then 6 hard boiled over the course of the day w/o the yolks.
     
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    ^^I eat 4 every morning.
     
  11. gogoGomi

    gogoGomi unstoppable_flow

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    Yeah I average 3-4 per day minimum.

    Im gonna die.
     
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    haha ok sounds good I mean its just about an avg of 3-4 a day assuming i dont decide to eat oatmeal or something else, I am just tired of every morning having to justify my nutritional choices
     
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    so is the fat in the yolk really bad for you? because I am pretty active, lifting/some form of workout 5-6 days a week and I would guess my bf ~10% so I don't quite see that affecting me
     
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    I eat about 2-3 eggs as an omelet with spinach everyday. Add some meat to it as well. I never get tired of it.
     
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    damn, I eat 3 a day religiously for breakfast

    maybe i'll just have one yolk with the 3 eggs... just seems like such a waste
     
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    I eat close to a dozen a day.
     
  18. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It's only bad if your restricting calories, if not then there's no reason to cut out the yolks.
     
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    I like to eat like 4-5 egg whites than you add a whole egg to that. You get alot of the whites any only 1 yolk,..

    It the best of both worlds and prevents over eating to many egg yolks throughout the week.
     
  20. fortitude

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    Again as said here already, its balance if you are burning calories(working out) and balancing other nutrients yolks are not always an issue. Getting the grass feed is a better option if you are buying them for yourself.
     

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