Eggs

doggier
By doggier Latest Reply 2012-10-24 11:43:43 -0500
Started 2012-10-20 16:53:27 -0500

I know this sound like a crazy question, but how many eggs does a person suppose to eat in a week. You see I am trying to cut out pork and I like eggs for breakfast and sometimes for dinner. I just need to know what is the limit for the week. Are they good for you or bad for you. I hate egg white, but if you say they are better i will listen.


10 replies

awakening2health
awakening2health 2012-10-24 11:43:43 -0500 Report

For what it's worth - I eat one OMEGA 3 Egg per day with extra Egg-white (like egg beaters). Yummy! (I think that the omega 3 fats in these eggs are worth the cost, and that the fat in the egg is at least as important for cholesterol levels as actual cholesterol. (saturated fat tricks the liver into making cholesterol under the influence of insulin)

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-10-21 14:24:47 -0500 Report

My neighbor had a chicken, and he decided he was really enjoying the fresh eggs for breakfast. He got himself a rooster in hopes of ending up with more chickens so he could increase his supply of eggs. So far, no hatchlings, no additional eggs, and I can't sleep later then 4:00 AM ! I can assure you that sleep apnea is bad, but roosters are worse!!!

If I wasn't an animal lover, that rooster would be a goner !

Young1s
Young1s 2012-10-21 08:58:19 -0500 Report

I love eggs too but when I was having a high cholesterol issue I cut down on them big time. Went from eating them almost every day to just a few times a week. Was hard to do at first but I adjusted. My determination to lower my cholesterol levels on my own and stay away from statins was a big motivator. I know egg whites are healthier for me but I'd rather eat the whole egg. It's just tastier.

Here's a discussion you might find interesting:
http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/15...

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2012-10-24 05:10:08 -0500 Report

Don't blame you for being concerned about taking statins. I absolutely refuse to take them! Too much bad stuff about them.

dr.earl
dr.earl 2012-10-23 00:38:08 -0500 Report

you can eat all the eggs u want just take out the sperm cell which is the chickens brain attached to the yolk little white deal u cant get it all all the time but u can get 95% most the time just have to beat the eggs after wards and add water not milk remember eggs are like humans they are 80% water enjoy ps egg whites are like 6 grams of protien just dont smelll the shell and dont think about where they come from i was raised on a farm we had 300 meat chickens which i killed about 20 a week for just us to eat we had about 30 layers if u havent tryed it u need to try brown eggs they are alot sweeter i like they but then again i like alot of wild game also deer meat fish frog legs etc cya glhf

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-10-21 02:06:40 -0500 Report

my girlfriend who has recently been Dx'd with diabetes. We went to her nutritionist on Thurs, and she was told 3 eggs per week.

I believe that Nick is right, however. It depends on one's metabolism as to how many eggs one may consume without raising one's cholesterol.

I eat two eggs nearly every morning and my cholesterol is not elevated. With my first (ex) wife, her cholesterol was high even when she avoided all sources of dietary cholesterol She could not take any statins either

she ended up surviving a 5 way heart bypass.

erinkw
erinkw 2012-10-20 23:50:35 -0500 Report

1 egg had your entire days worth of cholesterol in it, so I would say just 1 egg per day is fine, but watch the mg of cholesterol you consume in your other food item. Maybe you can replace the egg with either egg whites or egg beaters which I'm pretty sure have no cholesterol. :)

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-10-20 19:17:45 -0500 Report

I think Nick 1962 covered the topic well! The only thing I'll stress is the correct portion and balance for your body! Diabetes usually comes with metabolic complications that can include high cholesterol and triglycerides. Use caution with eggs, and don't over do it.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-10-20 18:59:07 -0500 Report

That really depends on several things. Even though they are a good source of protein, they also contain 200mg of cholesterol per egg. If you have a history of cholesterol problems, they may have an effect. If not, it's claimed they don't have an effect. Age, weight, general health, exercise level, and even sometimes sex play a part. Most healthy adults need betwen 45-55g protein per day, and eggs are a great way to get that. I know this doesn't answer your question directly, but I limit mine to 6 per week (cholesterol problems), but have a body builder friend who does 6 per day (2 in the form of powder). You probably fall somewhere in between so maybe adjust accordingly?