Eggs in Your Diet

By Blkbear234 Latest Reply 2014-03-09 10:16:46 -0500
Started 2014-03-07 15:10:34 -0600

Eggs are probably the single cheapest source of protien for your diet. Cholesterol?? Lets just say that for me the debate has not been fully settled. A former Mr. Olympia, champion world bodybuilder, said that fir every three egg whites he wiuld include one yolk. So two egg whites and one whole egg.
Reason?? Without at least one yolk you are missing the vitamins and enzymes and other beneficial ingredients that make an egg a whole food.
My cholesterol readings are very good. So, for me at least, including one yolk is OK. Every person is different. But think about it. To me, whole foods are better than foods that have been processed to have certain ingredients taken out and others, read chemicals, put in. And it doesn't take too much practice to be able to separate egg yolk from egg white.
Make sure you get fresh eggs. Egg white and yolk separation is extremely easy with fresh eggs. It becomes more difficult the older an egg gets.
Hard boiled eggs are easy to separate!! Not too much mayo!!
Check it out. Study, research and ask questions of doctors. I love "dunker" eggs with toast.

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Blkbear234 2014-03-09 10:16:46 -0500 Report

Yes jayabee52, dunker eggs have the runny yolk. My wife cannot seem to cook them so I learned. Dipping your toast into the yolks puts a little variety into breakfast, or breakfast for dinner.
I have found eggs are the best way for me to start my day. My BS remains stable all day and physically I feel better. More than any other type of breakfast.

IronOre 2014-03-08 20:42:19 -0600 Report

A really easy way too remove a yolk is hard boil them ~ but that only works if you like hard boiled eggs.
And "not so fresh" eggs peel better after hard boiling ~ so now you know what to do with your older eggs.

tabby9146 2014-03-08 10:18:24 -0600 Report

interesting. When I was first diagnosed, I ate mostly egg whites, and I cut back on the yolks and cholesterol readings after a few months were good. then I ate more egg yolks, about 3 per week or so, and a few months later, got it checked again, just as good. But different for different people. I have read articles lately that suggest that the yolks are not as bad as previously thought. I don't know.

jayabee52 2014-03-08 10:15:07 -0600 Report

Howdy Blkbear
I eat eggs regularly. Usually eat 2 whole eggs every morning, either fried in olive oil or hard boiled.. My cholesterol profile is quite good ("bad" chol is about 50, total chol is below 100)

Are "dunker" eggs those which the yolks are still liquid and you dunk your toast in them? I don't eat bread of any kind so I just eat the liquid with a spoon.

God's best to you


tabby9146 2014-03-08 10:19:26 -0600 Report

I eat one egg scrambled about two - three mornings per week and sometimes a small omelett with veggies. Love them hard boiled too. yuck, can't stand any that are runny LOL

dagger1234 2014-03-07 15:20:20 -0600 Report

I don't care for me. Egg whites itself are disgusting. I still include the yolk and they don't affect me as much. I did however change from whole milk to skim milk. When I first tried skim milk, I felt like it was 25% milk and 75% water. It finally took me a good 2 months to get used to it. Love it in cereal now and everything.

Glucerna 2014-03-07 20:30:48 -0600 Report

High cholesterol levels aren't usually due to just one food in our diet, but rather to an overall diet high in saturated fat and low in fiber. Figuring out which changes each of us can make individually that promote heart health is the key, and each of you are doing great with that. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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