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Old 01-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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Egg Talk

This year, I've become a breakfast eater. Sometimes one just wants some scrambled eggs, bacon and toast.

But, what's the truth about the health benefits/hazards of eggs? One article may say there are many benefits. Another may say eggs are a bad as cigarettes.

Also, what about the pour from carton types (like Eggbeaters)? Are the pour type really any healthier than from the shell?

As an aside, I saw this very interesting gadget to separate the egg yolk and whites (of all places, featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno):

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I've eaten 2-3 eggs every day for many years, so obviously I'm a big fan. Mainly for breakfast, but I also love a hard-boiled egg in a salad. The good stuff is mainly in the yolk, so why get rid of it?

Also, I've always found it easy to separate yolks by simply pouring it back and forth between the two halves of the eggshell, retaining the yolk in one half. Normally, one or two transitions are plenty for a clean separation.
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Theres a lot of articles online regarding the much maligned egg.

Eggs: Nutritionists Look at Eggs Health Benefits - Healthy Recipes, Nutrition and Cooking Tips to Improve Health or Lose Weight on MedicineNet.com

Ive raised chickens all my life and enjoy the benefits of their fresh free range eggs. I regard Eggbeaters much the same as margarine. Fake food. I feel the closer you can get to natural, the better off you are. Eggs and butter. Real food.
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Like so many other issues in life, I think moderation is the key. I go through a carton of eggs every 2-3 weeks or so, and do not feel bad about doing so, at all.
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Like so many other issues in life, I think moderation is the key. I go through a carton of eggs every 2-3 weeks or so, and do not feel bad about doing so, at all.
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We get through eggs at a similar rate, and we eat breakfast out after a bike ride or walk once or twice a week and I usually eat eggs then, in addition to the ones we get through at home.
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It's funny.. I did a search and ended up in Livestrong where one article mentioned all the benefits and the misleading myths. Then another mentioned to bad.

I also read one about shelled eggs vs eggbeaters. Now I think the way to go for me is just eat regular shelled as with the eggbeaters (I love them), I usually pour more than one serving. Plus, cost-wise shelled eggs is a better way to go.
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Theres a lot of articles online regarding the much maligned egg.

Eggs: Nutritionists Look at Eggs Health Benefits - Healthy Recipes, Nutrition and Cooking Tips to Improve Health or Lose Weight on MedicineNet.com

Ive raised chickens all my life and enjoy the benefits of their fresh free range eggs. I regard Eggbeaters much the same as margarine. Fake food. I feel the closer you can get to natural, the better off you are. Eggs and butter. Real food.
OK, I'm looking at my Real Eggs in a carton (from Costco). Anyhow, the packaging says "made with 99% pure egg whites". No fat, no trans fat, no cholesterol. So, how is this fake food (other than the little bit of color that is added)?
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One scrambled egg (usually with cheese), one bacon, one toast (with real butter) six days a week. In addition one day a week I eat yellow hominy grits (with real butter).
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I normally don't eat traditional breakfast in the morning. I will have some fruit and/or yogurt. Or an Ensure if I have put some weight on in the last day or so.

I love pickled eggs and hardboiled eggs as a snack.
If you own an egg slicer thingie, using thin slices on a cut up pieces of buttered toast or on a cracker makes 1 egg go a long way if cholesterol is an issue.

My all time favorite is egg salad.
I add chopped green onion and/or paprika and/or spicy mustard (a tiny bit) to the salad to perk it up.
I use red pimiento peppers (from a jar) and a slice of BACON over the egg salad in a warmed flour tortilla. I add chopped lettuce if I have it on hand.
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Our 'go to' breakfasts are:
  • Steel cut oats with diced apples/pears & nuts
  • Frozen waffles with blueberries & nuts
  • Scramble w 2 eggs with cheese, tortilla chips & salsa (sometimes carmelized onions, peppers, etc. when on hand).
I'm not worried about eating real eggs 2-3 times/week. I'll probably live too long anyway.

For years we used to do EggBeaters exclusively, but they are SO EXPENSIVE we quit a long time ago. YMMV
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The last couple of years, I have probably been averaging around 16-18 eggs per week. Seems you can find literature to support either pro or con view. I do know that my cholesterol has not increased at all since I have increased egg consumption - still under 160. If I was not going to eat the best part (yolk), I wouldn't bother with eggs at all.
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I do know that my cholesterol has not increased at all since I have increased egg consumption - still under 160.
Dietary Cholesterol does not affect one's Serum Cholesterol no matter how much the USDA wishes it to be so. (Check the science behind their claims.)


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If I was not going to eat the best part (yolk), I wouldn't bother with eggs at all.
I couldn't agree more. (and I have had five eggs today and, at least, two per day for many years -- and, BTW, my cholesterol numbers are consistent with the USDA "ideal" numbers. The extra three eggs today was because I was making Pickled Eggs and they did not survive the peeling process.)
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My normal breakfast is

3 scrambled eggs
2 slices toast w/butter
hash browns

I'm constantly experimenting with salsas/additions to the eggs.
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2 slices toast w/butter
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I'm constantly experimenting with salsas/additions to the eggs.
You should reconsider the potatoes... bacon is a much better choice. And the bread should also be jettisoned. <not entirely tongue-in-cheek>
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You should reconsider the potatoes... bacon is a much better choice. And the bread should also be jettisoned. <not entirely tongue-in-cheek>
Funny you should mention this. MIL has eaten 2 loaves of bread a week for years. Now 84, she researches health issues 24/7 and came to the conclusion last week that bread is not good. She quit cold turkey a few months ago and feels a lot better. Same thing on potatoes. We were just talking about this yesterday.

And I like bacon more than bread or potatoes anyway.....
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FWIW, my normal breakfast (most days) includes three eggs, fried in a sizable lump of real butter, along with several slices of bacon or sausage, and heavy cream in my coffee. My blood lipids are also good enough to keep me happy (HDL in the 80s, Triglycerides in the 90s, etc.)
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As an aside, I saw this very interesting gadget to separate the egg yolk and whites (of all places, featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno):

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In case you want to try the frugal version first... check out this video.

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In case you want to try the frugal version first... check out this video.

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Thanks. Seems simple enough.
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Now I want to buy a carton of eggs and play with them.
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