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  • Yet another ignorant, egg-hating article

    I'd better start asking myself why on earth I subscribe to the twitter feed of Men's Fitness. According to the article I just read which they posted this morning, which states:

    Whoa, there! Six eggs a day is far too many, no matter how you cut it. An egg has 187 mg of cholesterol, and the recommended limit is 300 mg per day—or only 200 mg if you have diabetes or risk factors for heart disease. “You can probably get away with one egg a day,” says Maxine Smith, R.D., L.D. a dietician at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Human Nutrition. “Though if you’re high risk, limit yourself to two per week.”

    Just wanted to give everyone a good laugh this morning. I guess not much has changed in the cholesterol debate overnight.

    Time to grok n roll

    What Eating Eggs Means For Your Cholesterol Levels and Heart Health - Men's Fitness

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    I guess I'm in trouble. I probably eat two dozen eggs a week.
    "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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    • #3
      What the heck! I thought we were past this nonsense as a thinking society!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by heatseeker View Post
        What the heck! I thought we were past this nonsense as a thinking society!
        I wish it were a thinking society!!! They don't teach critical thought anymore...
        "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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        • #5
          Just for that im going to go eat half a doz eggs now.. cooked in butter.. Lots of butter
          Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

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          • #6
            The thing that really makes me laugh when it comes to these articles is that much of the crap that people eat -- breads, bagels, pastries, etc. -- have egg in it! So, even if they are only eating on egg a day, if they have that stack of pancakes for breakfast and the microwave chicken pot pie for dinner, they're eating a couple of more eggs anyway!

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            • #7
              Apparently our thinking society is still stuck on bland 'health food.' "Unlimited egg whites"!? Who could resist.
              /s

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              • #8
                Originally posted by niles View Post
                Apparently our thinking society is still stuck on bland 'health food.' "Unlimited egg whites"!? Who could resist.
                /s
                And the author is a specialist in weight, lipid, and diabetes management, and disease prevention.

                wonder how thats working out for her patients...

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                • #9
                  I agree with the article. It's good to keep cholesterol low. It's unlikely Grok would have come across dozens of large eggs every week after the dinosaurs went extinct.

                  "...so if you are going to consume an egg every day, have it with salsa, or with spinach and wheat toast."

                  That's good advice. The spinach will provide ample minerals and the toast has fiber that will keep you full until lunch.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DinoHunter View Post
                    Just for that im going to go eat half a doz eggs now.. cooked in butter.. Lots of butter
                    Haha! This made me laugh out loud. I thought the same thing, except I think I'll use ghee instead. No wait, actually I think I'll make scrambled eggs, topped with a poached egg. Yea, that sounds about right.

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                    • #11
                      For the first 56 days I was primal, I had eggs for breakfast 28 of those days.
                      I don't read or subscribe to Men's Fitness.

                      Coincidence?

                      I think not!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Timthetaco View Post
                        It's unlikely Grok would have come across dozens of large eggs every week after the dinosaurs went extinct.
                        Good point (except about the dinosaurs - that made me giggle). Eggs are an amazing food source, but I doubt they were a staple in Grok's diet. He might be lucky enough to stumble across a nest every now and then, depending on the season, but he probably wasn't consuming them every day, or even every month. That said, most of us need an inexpensive, nutritious staple, and eggs fit the bill. I'd rather break the rules for eggs than go back to making cereals the staple in my diet.

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                        • #13
                          I'm about to have six eggs cooked in bacon grease - just like I did yesterday!
                          Crohn's, doing SCD

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                          • #14
                            I think eggs may have been at least a seasonal staple in Groks diet. Bird,reptile and insect eggs were probably consumed when found I would imagine.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kata View Post
                              Good point (except about the dinosaurs - that made me giggle). Eggs are an amazing food source, but I doubt they were a staple in Grok's diet. He might be lucky enough to stumble across a nest every now and then, depending on the season, but he probably wasn't consuming them every day, or even every month. That said, most of us need an inexpensive, nutritious staple, and eggs fit the bill. I'd rather break the rules for eggs than go back to making cereals the staple in my diet.
                              Why do we still care what "Grok" may or may not have done? Why can't we instead look at the nutritional content of food and then decide how much of it to eat? While we're typing on computers and everything... If you want to go on some "grok diet" where you eat the bare minimum of everything because chances are that's how we had it, by all means be my guest, but just because Grok may not have been able to eat his fill of eggs doesn't mean eggs are UNHEALTHY.

                              Also, if you're seriously going to base all your food on what Grok may or may not have done you might as well stop eating all vegetables, and never ever ever EVER have a salad with more than 2 ingredients.
                              I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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