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Old 05-22-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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What's the word on eggs these days? Good? Bad? Especially for someone with borderline chorlestoral issues.
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:20 PM   #2
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Organic Omega 3 eggs good....don't believe that whole eggs give you cholesterol myth...especially since the body manufacturers 85% of it.....
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:22 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's what we eat. I agree with you on the myth and eat a boat load of them, just making sure there is not any new info out there I am not aware of.
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:32 PM   #4
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Organic Omega 3 eggs good....don't believe that whole eggs give you cholesterol myth...especially since the body manufacturers 85% of it.....

Not that they don't taste better, they totally do..but I thought the omega three's lost something in the cooking process? No worries if you drink them Rocky I style of course.

Am I way off?
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:46 PM   #5
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Cooking EPA and DHA (found in high O-3 eggs) is not the best thing to do...

I eat 95% of my whole eggs raw, mixed into my egg/pineapple/glandular powder smoothie. Cooked eggs give me horrible sulfurous gas...
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:36 PM   #6
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Cooking EPA and DHA (found in high O-3 eggs) is not the best thing to do...

I eat 95% of my whole eggs raw, mixed into my egg/pineapple/glandular powder smoothie. Cooked eggs give me horrible sulfurous gas...
"Note to self--never make an omelette for Garrett..."

I eat eggs cooked sometimes, but I probably eat them raw more often (in smoothies).
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Not that they don't taste better, they totally do..but I thought the omega three's lost something in the cooking process? No worries if you drink them Rocky I style of course.

Am I way off?
Yeah anytime you heat EFAs you have the possibility of compromising them...so cook your eggs slow heat....also they are better than the other grain fed chickens which would have a higher percentage of omega 6 proinflammatory acids in them....so just for the sake of not having more omega 6 I would stick with the omega 3 version...but still get most of your EFAs through fish oil...
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so just for the sake of not having more omega 6 I would stick with the omega 3 version...but still get most of your EFAs through fish oil...
Good point. From what I understand, even the "high" omega-3 eggs have relatively low levels, compared to cod liver and other fish oils. But still, a much better choice (for many reasons) than conventional eggs.

There are a number of foods now coming out that are "fortified" with omega-3s. One of the big trends right now in the natural products industry is what is being called "functional" foods--adding ingredients that have health benefits to everyday foods. It is often more about marketing than anything else.
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the more animals that are fed grains from flaxseeds to give omega3s and the less from omega 6 forming grains like corn....the less AA spillover from your diet (which is predominant in animal fat) and the improvement of 6-3 EFA ratio, less inflammation and improved overall health.....a win win...
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If I do cook eggs, which is rare these days, I cook them over easy or sunny-side up so that the yolk (with its delicate fatty acids and other components) is heated as little as possible.
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