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Egg Whites

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Beav, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Beav

    Beav · Well-Known Member

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    Hello.

    As some of you may know im well in to weight training. Im looking at lowering carbs to help with weight loss. However I need to keep the protein high and eggs are good for this as I can make omelette's with added low carb ingredients. Can anyone send me a link to somewhere where I can buy just egg whites. I have been searching and I can only find them on supplement sites and they are very over priced. I didn't want to just buy whole eggs and throw the yolk out as this is a waste but it may work out cheaper than just buying egg whites.

    /Beav
     
  2. borofergie

    borofergie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why would you want to? There is much less than a gram of carb in an egg yolk. You could eat 10 and still not get a spike.
     
  3. Beav

    Beav · Well-Known Member

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    The cholesterol mate. Sorry forgot to mention that.
     
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    Sue o2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A new government study found they're actually 14 percent lower in cholesterol and 64 percent higher in vitamin D than previously thought. but maybe still to high for some people.

    Sue
     
  5. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Eating cholesterol isn't a problem - the body needs it. If you do or don't eat it, your body makes it. The problem is a buildup of a cholesterol-like substance in the artery walls. There is a strong recommendation by heart specialists to keep LDL levels very low. (With statins - which may have side effects.) Eating egg yolks won't aggravate the problem.

    The Incredible, Edible Egg Yolk
     
  6. Beav

    Beav · Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh. Well im thinking of having 4 eggs a day. 2 omelettes with 2 eggs each
     
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    reidpj · Well-Known Member

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    I eat in excess of 18 eggs per week. Cholesterol 3.8 :wink:
     
  8. Fallenstar

    Fallenstar · Well-Known Member

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    I eat at least 14 eggs a week now, no rise in my Cholesterol labs..I think it's a bit of a myth that they raise cholesterol.
    Eat the lot Beav, I know the egg white has less calories but there is not that much in it.
     
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    Yeah... I'm sure the concensus a few years back was that although they contain a lot of cholesterol, they don't actually raise it.
     
  10. Beav

    Beav · Well-Known Member

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    Being a diabetic I have a blood test every year so I will ask them to do cholesterol :)
     
  11. WhitbyJet

    WhitbyJet · Well-Known Member

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    Beav - I am another one who admits to eating 14 or more eggs a week, yet my cholesterol & trigs are perfect, in fact my doctor joked saying that my levels are better than his.
    I eat cream, butter, fry in butter, oil and lard, use olive oil, full fat greek yoghurt, eggs, cheese, meat, tons of low carb veggies, berries, low carb bread, occasionally a small new potato yet my blood fats are perfect.
    Before I started low carb I was eating low fat, a maximum of 3 eggs a week, and the traditional NHS recommended bread, pasta, rice or potatoes with every meal - my blood fats gave great cause for conceren each and every time I had blood test done.
    I enclose a link for you, this explains a little more how things work in our bodies,
    http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/ar ... oods35.php
    All the best to you x
     
  12. Beav

    Beav · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Whitby. Will visit the link and have a read :)

    /Beav
     
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