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Old 04-08-2004, 10:33 AM   #1
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egg nutrition

Eggs are a good source of protein, but they also have the most cholesterol of any natural food

The white of an egg is the albumin
Does this mean you can eat the white of an egg and not the yolk and get all the protein and none of the cholesterol?

 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:03 PM   #2
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Re: egg nutrition

Yes, the egg whites don't contain any cholesterol or fat. The egg white from a large egg has about 15 calories and 3 grams of protein.

The yolk from a large egg has about 60 calories, 3 g protein, 5 g fat (~1.5 saturated), and 215 mg cholesterol.

 
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Old 04-09-2004, 07:30 AM   #3
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Re: egg nutrition

Eating eggs will NOT give you high cholesterol. Just because a food contains cholesterol does not mean that you will be having cholesterol problems. Eggs area very healthy and nutritious food. So enjoy them!!!

 
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Re: egg nutrition

agree with Girlygirly.
Eggs, anyway, do not at all "have the most cholesterol of any natural food." Not by a long shot.
Besides, they also contain some essential fats, and lecithin, which emulsifies fats and helps heart health, b vitamins and vit A--all of which help promote good blood fat balance, and heart health and all of which are in the yolk, and so on.

There is very little evidence that eggs affect blood cholesterol, especially ldl's, at all.
So, I eat the whole egg. I eat two or three every morning, in fact, and my cholesterol is under 140, and hdl/ldl ratio is fine. Depending on your own body chemistry you may find the same thing.

meanwhile, yes, the egg white is fat free and supplies very high quality protein.

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