Eating eggs is like doing cardio: there are hundreds of ways to do it, none is good, yet some people seem to love it.
Eggs are packed with the most bio-available source of protein. According to research, egg yolks alone would resolve most common nutrient deficiencies.
They are easy to digest and are a great source of cholesterol, of which raw eggs are believed to contain the most. This is essential because cholesterol provides important building blocks for testosterone.
Thus eating raw eggs is one of the most direct ways of increasing testosterone and ultimately enhancing the libido. Start eating 2-3 eggs a day and your woman / man / ??? will thank you.
“Testosterone is synthesized from cholesterol, and as such, food containing cholesterol is a good source of building blocks for testosterone”.
Diet Is A Minor Contributor
One recent study showed that the excess cholesterol in eggs isn’t as harmful as previously thought. Before you think you’re going to clog up your arteries, don’t get too concerned. You’ve probably been conditioned to believe that anything that raises LDL cholesterol (so-called “bad” cholesterol) should be avoided. But most people don’t realize that actually 80% to 90% of your cholesterol is made by your liver, and not from the foods you eat. The cholesterol in eggs is not as harmful, and is therefore safe for consumption for most people.
“A recent review of the scientific literature published in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care clearly indicates that egg consumption has no discernible impact on blood cholesterol levels in 70% of the population. In the other 30% of the population (termed “hyperresponders”), eggs do increase both circulating LDL and HDL cholesterol.”
Do not believe what you have heard about cholesterol, it is a vital part of our diets and every cell in your body needs cholesterol; it is especially important in the creation of testosterone. Egg consumption may decrease LDL particle concentration, which is the most significant risk factor for heart disease. There’s no reason to limit your consumption of eggs to three to four per week, as recommended by “heart-healthy” nutritional guidelines.
Eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. One egg provides 13 essential nutrients, all in the yolk (the yolk is far higher in nutrients than the white; common sense). They are an excellent source of B vitamins, which are needed for vital functions in the body like fat breakdown and muscle contraction among others. Eggs also provide good quantities of vitamin A, essential for normal growth and development. In women, vitamin A keeps the tissues that line all of the internal and external surfaces of the body, specifically the vagina and uterus, healthy. They’re also packed with riboflavin, folate, vitamin D which promotes mineral absorption and good bone health, vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant, iron, phosphorus essential for healthy bones and teeth. Eggs are also rich in iodine which is important for thyroid hormones and they’re also loaded with plenty of the testosterone-boosting mineral zinc.
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“Calorie for calorie, you need less protein from eggs than you do from other sources to achieve the same muscle-building benefits.”
The protein in eggs has the highest biological value—a measure of how well it supports your body’s protein needs—of any food, including beef.
Do I Have To Eat The Yolk?
Yes. The yolk is way more important than the white. Give the whites to your doggy or blast them through your face and come up with a face mask recipe if you want but the yolks are what will improve the quality of your testosterone. They contain the elements that you need to create powerful hormones and strong cell walls.
It’s important, however, to make sure that you buy organic, pasture-raised eggs. Studies show that commercially-raised eggs are up to 19 times higher in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. Unfortunately, almost all eggs sold in supermarkets – even the organic eggs sold at chains such as Whole Foods and Wild Oats – are not truly pasture-raised.
Down With The Sickness
Eating raw eggs does carry a risk. Some people can experience salmonella poisoning from eating them, but getting salmonella from a raw egg is absolute bad luck. There is less than a 1 in 30,000 chance of contracting it. That means there are more chances of you dying in a car crash (1 in 5,000) on your way to the gym than contracting it and for most healthy adults salmonella wouldn’t be a big problem. It’s effects can be quite bad for certain populations such as people with compromised immune systems, the elderly and children. But not for you, you are strong.
The other day I was reading a post in some blog of a mom bragging about how she fed her newborn baby for the first time with raw eggs. You never go full retard.
There is like a whole egg conspiracy community online. And it’s not called science. They show that eggs contain high amounts of arachidonic acid which increases inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is a cause of heart disease, cancer, erectile dysfunction, Alzheimers, arthritis and on and on. Their point is that while it’s true that egg yolks don’t raise cholesterol that much, the small boost in cholesterol coupled with the big boost in inflammation may be dangerous. Some will go as further as saying that eating egg yolks is as bad for you as smoking because inflammation increases carotid artery thickness, which is definitely associated with increased risk of plaque formation and heart disease.
What they don’t mention is that exercise can virtually reverse this process. So if you are a healthy individual this isn’t a problem (study). In addition you should make sure you get plenty of omega-3′s for further protection. Those dangers are more likely to affect people with previous medical conditions. For me, the benefits outweigh the downsides and I will keep eating eggs; even though I don’t like them, raw or not. As you may know, this isn’t something new in the bodybuilding scene, many top bodybuilders from the 70s swore by them. Vince Gironda was the biggest proponent of raw egg consumption, the bodybuilders he trained would eat up to 36 raw eggs a day and they had the aesthetics to back it up.
99 Problems But Cooking An Egg Ain’t One?Verdict: Raw eggs seem to be the perfect crime. Fast, easy, and gross. The truth is eggs are like nature’s amino acid and multivitamin blend but eating them raw isn’t really necessary. Many people do it because they think they will reduce the protein’s quality by cooking them, but this is only partially true. According to this study (from 1998), cooking them actually increases protein quality and your ability to absorbe it up to an approx. of 91% biological value vs raw eggs’ 51% biological value.
“There is a study by some Belgian gastrointestinal physiologists on eggs. And what they discovered was that when you cook your eggs, then almost all of the protein is digested. So it’s digested to the point of about 94 percent, whereas if it is eaten raw, then only 55 to 64 percent of it is digested and the rest is lost.”
The truth is some nutrients are affected by heat while others are not. I consume mine both ways. Ideally, the yolks should be consumed raw as the heat will damage many of it’s nutrients and contribute to the negative effects mentioned earlier. You also can buy pasteurized eggs that are heated enough to kill the bacteria but not to cook the egg, greatly reducing the risk of salmonella contamination. If you want to take further safety measures, beware of “sick” eggs that have an abnormal greenish color once cracked open. The best eggs you can buy are directly from local farmers where healthy chickens are given the freedom to roam in open pastures or gardens where they can naturally eat all the grass, seeds, bugs, worms, grubs and veggies.
These eggs will have a better taste and higher vitamins & antioxidants levels. Factory-farmed chicken eggs are unhealthy, they’re fed only processed grain feed and don’t even get to see the sun’s light.
Look for firm, golden orange, rounded eggs. A bright orange yolk is a sign that the chicken has been naturally fed. Again, make sure they’re local free-range eggs, don’t trust the labels.
Eggs from hens raised on pasture, flax meal and insects are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are so important for brain development and overall health.
Legs, I mean eggs are somewhat overrated but they’re still a power food, a primal source of nutrients and protein to get thick, solid and tight. Just don’t expect any anabolic miracles from them.
It’s up to you. Eat them raw if you want. I’d drink 2 or 3 and then proceed to break PRs.
Besides, what’s the worst that can possibly happen? Two weeks of intense diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration?
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