The truth about egg yolks?

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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:57 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Ben wrote:There is no "worrying".
Clearly there is, or you would not be wasting your precious time reading these articles on the "dangers" of eating eggs, and promoting the dubious claims that they are making.


Dubious?
With respect, you are not qualified to make that assessment.

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:According to Dr Google the "evidence" is contrary to your opinion. You choose to ignore those articles that don't support your current view, and to believe the articles that do. The main problem is egos, not eggs.

In your opinion.

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Human beings have been eating eggs, fish, poultry, and meat for tens of thousands of years. There is no evidence that a moderate amount of any of these products causes serious health issues. Excess in almost anything can cause health problems. You can die from drinking too much water.

On the contrary, there is.
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Virgo » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:47 pm

This nutritionist seems to say that eggs are good for you:



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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Roland » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:29 pm

Eggs are super healthy for you.

http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html

There is no "bad cholesterol", only destroyed and oxidized LDL, a carrier of cholesterol. When LDL receptors are damaged by inflammation and toxins, the LDL cannot be absorbed, so it cycles through the blood until it become oxidized (which is quickened when LDL contains polyunsaturated fats) which turns into a foam which coats arteries with plaque.

Eating eggs, cholesterol or saturated fat does not cause plaque or heart disease. Inflammation and toxins cause LDL to be oxidized which creates plaque.

The ratio of HDL to LDL is a good biomarker, not overall raised cholesterol levels. Cholesterol does not equal HDL or LDL. HDL and LDL are lipoproteins which are carriers of cholesterol from the liver.

Eggs are like multivitamins. Dietary cholesterol is almost irrelevant and healthy when it is absorbed.
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby mirco » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:08 pm


Not the first time modern industrial lifestyle messes up what is good by itself.
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby reflection » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:59 pm

The internet is full of 'research' on all types of food and they often contradict one another. Of course it depends on context. One might say eggs are healthy because they contain proteins, but if you already get enough proteins from other sources that of course is very relative. So I think it's best to use common sense and listen to your body. I think 1 egg a day may be a bit much for me personally, so overall I keep it lower than that and am thinking of discarding them all together. Proteins are in many plant based products as well.
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Varillon » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:45 pm

I personally have to watch my egg intake because of a fatty liver. All food intake requires prior research and experimentation to find out how YOUR body reacts. If you have 500 cholesterol, put the eggs and burgers down. Same deal if an egg makes you feel bad in some way. While researching my diet recently, I found an article detailing why vegetables are dangerous for our health. As plants evolve over time, they produce naturally insecticides to destroy and/or defend against pests. In essence, consuming plants of any kind poisons the human body in small ways. The catch is to consume a variety of foods to obtain each source's nourishment. All we can do is experiment until we find a diet that works both for our bodies and minds.
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Roland » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:41 pm

I'd say its more important to know how your own body responds to a particular thing through listening and testing rather than what any particular research says.
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Joe33060 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:04 am

Roland wrote:I'd say its more important to know how your own body responds to a particular thing through listening and testing rather than what any particular research says.


some people consuming all kind of foods high on cholesterol and their test results are excellent and others are being very careful and their test results are high, it better to check on individual responds I would agree
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby dagon » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:35 am

Joe33060 wrote:
Roland wrote:I'd say its more important to know how your own body responds to a particular thing through listening and testing rather than what any particular research says.


some people consuming all kind of foods high on cholesterol and their test results are excellent and others are being very careful and their test results are high, it better to check on individual responds I would agree


Cholesterol is never a problem until it becomes a problem. Bodies change and it maybe too late before you find out, that is the case with 35% of the people i am looking after at this time.

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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby ricebowl » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:33 pm

dagon wrote:
Joe33060 wrote:
Roland wrote:I'd say its more important to know how your own body responds to a particular thing through listening and testing rather than what any particular research says.


some people consuming all kind of foods high on cholesterol and their test results are excellent and others are being very careful and their test results are high, it better to check on individual responds I would agree


Cholesterol is never a problem until it becomes a problem. Bodies change and it maybe too late before you find out, that is the case with 35% of the people i am looking after at this time.

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It's again more about dukkha, anatta, and anicca than whether cholesterol is good or bad.

Theravada Buddhism mentioned about abandoning evil and practising good, the issue about egg yolks, my cousin avoid them in the past, then again it's a nutritional issue, when you are e.g. pregnant the dietary needs change. What used to be bad may actually be more nourishing instead.

The Buddha had a named concern towards practitioners about four issues namely karma, food, weather, and mind. Within these four pillars He was trying to advise us that each and every one of them had an impact whether towards a monastic or simply a householder. A dietrician may be skilled at calculating cholesterol levels, a meteorlogist may be skilled at estimating weather forecasts, these two are considered visible and observable physical phenomenon. As per karma and mind, that's more challenging than how to cook an egg yolk right.

:heart: I love egg yolks with curry. I had one today
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Digity » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:04 pm

I'm not going to listen to a vegan doctor's advice about eggs. Obviously, very biased. I'd rather listen to someone with no skin in the game. Egg yolks are packed with nutrients...and it's real food vs. processed crap. Stuffing donuts down your pie hole is what kills people.

OP, I use egg whites and vegan protien powders. I can't tolerate milk.

BTW free range chickens aren't nearly as "free" as you think. It's more of a sales gimmick.
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby robertk » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:17 am

http://news.menshealth.com/the-best-bre ... 012/04/26/
The Best Breakfast for Men

With 6 grams of protein and less than 100 calories, an egg is the perfect food.

Go ahead and scramble those eggs, yolk and all—there’s new evidence that it may lower your risk of heart disease.

Two new studies from the University of Connecticut recently presented at the Experimental Biology conference found that eating eggs actually improved cholesterol levels and reduced disease-producing inflammation in the body.

In one study, researchers asked participants following a carbohydrate-restricted diet to eat three whole eggs per day while another group ate an equivalent amount of egg substitute. After 12 weeks, the whole egg group experienced increases in levels of “good” HDL cholesterol, from 50 mg/dL to 59 mg/dL. (Doctors say men should aim for HDL levels over 40 mg/dL.) Their LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels didn’t change at all. (For more delicious, belly-filling foods, click here!)
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Re: The truth about egg yolks?

Postby Virgo » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:47 am

Good article Robert. Thanks for sharing.

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