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Nutrition: egg whites

12 Jun 2016 18:43

I'm starting this thread as a place to share tips on the use of egg whites as a healthy source of protein to build muscle in your legs and elsewhere.

Egg whites are packed with protein (11 g per 100 g) but carry none of the cholesterol and fat present in whole eggs. As a result, you can consume 300 or 500 g per day without worrying about clogging your arteries with cholesterol.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/112/2

Tip: I used to eat pasteurised egg whites raw, but then I heard it's better to microwave them for a couple of minutes to increase their absorption in the gut.

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Re: Nutrition: egg whites

28 Jun 2016 18:17

Nothing wrong with cholesterol unless you're sedentary with high blood pressure and chronic high carb diet (AKA fatty). Sorry if I sound like I haven't been brainwashed into believing otherwise, but not really...

http://www.ravnskov.nu/cholesterol/
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Re: Nutrition: egg whites

02 Jul 2016 14:21

kielbasa wrote:Nothing wrong with cholesterol unless you're sedentary with high blood pressure and chronic high carb diet (AKA fatty). Sorry if I sound like I haven't been brainwashed into believing otherwise, but not really...

http://www.ravnskov.nu/cholesterol/

At any rate, egg whites have lower fat levels than whole eggs, which is good for athletes.
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02 Jul 2016 18:40

CheckMyPecs wrote:
kielbasa wrote:Nothing wrong with cholesterol unless you're sedentary with high blood pressure and chronic high carb diet (AKA fatty). Sorry if I sound like I haven't been brainwashed into believing otherwise, but not really...

http://www.ravnskov.nu/cholesterol/

At any rate, egg whites have lower fat levels than whole eggs, which is good for athletes.


You are either living a lie or trolling me.

https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=importance+of+fat+for+athletic+performance&gws_rd=ssl

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151117091234.htm

"These low-carb athletes were spectacular fat burners,.."

"The 10 low-carb athletes ate a diet consisting of 10 percent carbs, 19 percent protein and 70 percent fat. Ten high-carb athletes got more than half their calories from carbs, with a ratio of 59 percent carbs, 14 percent protein and 25 percent fat"

I think I'll have my bacon and whole eggs now. :D
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03 Jul 2016 05:55

I hate egg whites. I'd rather eat the whole egg. Much more protein. Yeah, it has more calories, but that's really not a problem, it's just a matter of spending a little more in the gym. And doing hypertrophy along with some other exercises in the field of high intensity training (such as crossfit), you'll burn loads of calories.

Moreover, egg whites every day (or 4 times a week) isn't really a proper diet. Mix it with fresh cheese, creamy cheese, tuna, whey protein, whatever.
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03 Jul 2016 11:45

lenric wrote:I hate egg whites. I'd rather eat the whole egg. Much more protein.

Moreover, egg whites every day (or 4 times a week) isn't really a proper diet. Mix it with fresh cheese, creamy cheese, tuna, whey protein, whatever.

Absolutely. I'll get around to opening threads about other types of great foods for athletes one of these days.

Not a big fan of cheese, though. When eaten in anything more than small quantities, it destroys your bowel flora.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/12/10/250007042/chowing-down-on-meat-and-dairy-alters-gut-bacteria-a-lot-and-quickly
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Re: Nutrition: egg whites

20 Jul 2016 22:28


That's the great thing about science for the lay, we can find any study that fits our pre-determined opinion time and time again, no matter what the diet is.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4672014/
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17 Oct 2017 16:54

Great thread! Thanks for sharing this, gotta try it.
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27 Oct 2017 18:56

I recommend eating the whole egg, unless you have a cholesterol problem
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