i am confused on which eggs to have or what kind i hear egg lands best is good or should i just go with egg whites only what should i do
Eat the whole egg. We aren't debating a chocolate sundae here. Most of the nutrients are in the yolk. Eating whole eggs are better for you than most multi-vitimins. See the list below and notice that when it comes to vitimins A,B,E,D,K, they are ALL in the yolk and none or next to none in the whites, not to mention so is the flavor. Eggs are arguably the best food you can eat. The colesterol isn't as bad as once reported and is processed by our bodies rather quickly. Don't throw out all those nutrients. Eat the whole thing. See the full list here: http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html Don't split hairs over such a nutritious food. If you have to cut back on something, cut back on something else. Eggland's Best are the best if you can afford $4 a dozen for free range organic ones. At that price, eat the yolk!
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For those of you that are eating more egg whites than yolks, what are you doing with the yolks? They are not unhealthy at all and are in fact very healthy. Don't believe the myths that circulated when we were kids. Do some research on the newest information. Yolks will not change your colesterol levels - it's a differenty type of colesterol. I have two large eggs 5 days a week and my doctor says my colesterol and HDL levels are the lowest of any of his patients - no joke and I'm not exaggerating. Yolks are packed with vitimins and minerals. Eating a 4 oz. steak has more colesterol and is worse for you than a 4 egg omelette. You don't throw your steaks away, do you?
Matt - What am I going to do with you? Most people (I know you're not most people) consume around 14,000-18,000 per week on average and you're worried about 1000? 10 fat grams per day is next to nothing (RDA is 65). I'm just sayin'. You must be a monster in the gym or you would not be able to eat so much. Calorie for calorie, fat grams for fat grams and pound for pound, you can't eat anything to match the benefits of egg yolks. Throwing them out is like eating chicken skin and throwing the meat out. Like eating a grocery bag and throwing the groceries out.
I don't eat eggs everyday, but next time I do, you know what? I'm throwing the whites out as a tribute to you. Everytime I see an egg I will think of you. It's about time to pick up another dozen Matts anyway.
OK, I'm coming over there for breakfast and I'm bringing the chicken patrol with me, yolks and all. It'll take me a couple months though, it's a long walk from Florida. Chickens don't walk very fast ya know.
Well this has certainly gotten silly so I'll try to synthesize my point one last time:
6 eggs - 465 cals (32F/4C/38P)
2 eggs w/ 4 whites, cheese and sour cream - 390 cals (25F/4C/35P)
More bang for your buck. Could even change the second one to 3 eggs and 3 white for a nearly identical profile as the first. Like I said earlier, Im not scared of yolks, but fewer calories for more volume and more variety? Looks good to me.
As for the vitamins and aminos etc that I lose from those few yolks? I make that up elsewhere in my diet. Yolks are not my only source of vitamins and minerals.
5 years ago
I thought of this thread this morning while making my breakfast and I did the "unthinkable" I ate an ENTIRE egg for the first time in a year. It was good! LOL! Thanks Johnny for putting my fear of the yolk to rest. I might have to start doing that a few times a week- oddly enough I am having issues with losing more weight than I want to, maybe yolks will help me with that "problem!?" lol!
5 years ago
Geez Jonny, only one yolk a day? You give me a hard time for tossing a few yolks but I still eat more than you do!
5 years ago
If I am breading foods for oven frying, or making meatloaves/ meatballs, I use strictly egg whites. I am not a person who can eat an eggwhite omlette, so I use one whole egg and 2 servings of eg whites-- it gives it enough color to make me think "omlette"-- I just allow for the calories from the egg.
Eggland's best has Omega 3's as well-- if you need an additional source of Omega 3's, certainly go that route. We get our eggs from a local farm where they are not grain fed or kept in coops all day long.
But, calorically, an egg is an egg is an egg. So if you like eggwhites, eat them. If you like eggs, just like everything else, moderation is key.
5 years ago
I am with Vicki-
We buy our eggs from a local farmer- the chickens run around and aren't being fed antibiotics. I eat the whites. I don't want the fat from a whole egg. Although I assume a whole egg once or twice a week (or as many times as fits in your budget) is totally fine. I give my little kids the yolks. If I do buy from the store- I buy organic.
5 years ago
Go for Organic, locally grown when possible!
You get much better nutritional value from an organic egg, it tastes much better, and for 5$ you get breakfast for a week and a half, assuming your eating an egg or two a day like myself.
Some complain about the price of Organic Egg's, but for the price of one McDonald's breakfast sandwich (blech!) with a factory farm egg you can have breafast for a week with the best source of protein on the planet.
Eggs are one of the oldest food known to both man and animal, as both creatures have been stealing each others eggs since the dawn of time, unlike some of these "Franken Foods" of today which the body hardly recognize's and cannot convert to energy.
I am not sure what the right amount of egg yolk per day is to have I have heard so much different information, but at least have one egg yolk as part of your egg white diet as that is where most of the nutritional value and Omega 3's are.
A good healthy egg should have a few things; a hard shell, a yolk that doesn't break apart when it hits the pan, and a much better taste. A poor quality egg has a weak shell, and oozes out when it hits the pan.
Fun Fact: Abe Lincoln usually had one egg and a cup of coffee each morning : )
5 years ago
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