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Old 07-08-2007, 05:03 PM   #1
Brandon Michael Enos
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I was eating a few hard-boiled eggs earlier. Im not a big fan of hard-boiled egg yokes, so I usually throw them out. My dad made the comment that all the protein and vitamins and minerals are in the yoke and I was just eating empty calories, anyone know if he is right?
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:11 PM   #2
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Not empty, but you are missing most of the nutrients. The whites contains protein, folks some fat, but all the good stuff. I eat alot of whites, at least one yolk a day, hard boiled eggs all the time.
Google Eggs, check out the info
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:18 PM   #3
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Brandon, A complete egg contains everything a human needs to exist on except one thing...vitamin C. While the egg white alone contains 3to 4 grams of protein ( depending on size) the yolk also has as much protein and loads of B vitamins. I eat about 25 to 40 whole eggs a week and my cholesterol is 128. My triglicerides are extremely low and my HdL and LDL nubers are excellent too. For so many years, eggs have been unfairly touted as being a main culprit in raising cholesterol, but with a balanced diet of good carbs and healthy fat(Fish oil, olives, avacados, some nutslike almonds) eggs and safe and healthy. No disrespect to your dad, but much has been recently learned about nutrition and many old falacies have fallen away.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:21 PM   #4
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Brandon, Milton here. I reread your post and realized that your dad was telling you correctly about eggs. He also says that eggs are healthy. I misunderstood this. Sorry.
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Old 07-09-2007, 10:20 AM   #5
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Would it perhaps be best to eat a combination of egg whites and eggs? The 80% DV of cholesterol leaves me a little worried, but popular thought has been wrong before.
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:06 PM   #6
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Just eat the eggs for a few months, see how you feel.
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