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EGGS good? bad?

March 19, 2019 11:36AM
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I've spent my whole life seeing conflicting advice about all kinds of health issues and eating (which is why I'm such a cynic about 'established science' and YES, it's a good thing that some fields keep questioning and learning).
I remember when we didn't know about health fats and unhealthy fats and my RN mom used very few nuts and olives because 'They're so high in fat" (while serving meat for breakfast, lunch and dinner). But we DID have peanut butter with sugar-- go fig!!

Anyway, when it comes to eggs, I read these articles and wonder about the definition of 'EGG'. William Campbell Douglass MD , decades ago, said the reason for the cholesterol effect in egg studies was because they used powdered eggs for uniformity and that the chemical change caused by the powdering process was what raised the cholesterol effect and that natural eggs don't do that. Was he right? I don't know, but, since a lot of studies backtracked on eggs raising cholesterol, he SEEMED to be.

But here we are again. An article shows picture of fried eggs (you see the intact yolk, you know they aren't powdered.

BUT what kind of eggs do self-reporting eaters EAT- do they even KNOW. With so many people eating out are these fresh eggs, powdered eggs, nuked eggs?? Most consumers can't tell you, because they eat them in cafeterias (public school and college ones, as well as commercial), fast food places, delis. If you are eating scrambled eggs, omelets, quiche, french toast, or matzo brie- who knows if they are powdered or fresh.

Years ago, I would order an plain egg egg mcmuffin at mcdonalds (english muffin impact-?-- is most of our egg eating surrounded by white bread?). It was fried and you could see the yolk. At some point I got one that had a weird consistency and realized it must've been nuked. It didn't feel right, so I never ordered one again.
I had a nuked scrambled egg on a bagel at a mall bagel shop in the 80's. Its consistency was unpleasant, so I never ordered an egg there again- just had bagels and cream cheese after that.

Like Feiffer said in a cartoon, "first,let us define your terms".

What IS an egg?

Can our science understand that one straight from the hen might be different than powdered or nuked?

A friend stayed at a kibbutz for most of a year. They served hard boiled eggs every morning- it's how they felt was easiest to feed a large group and labor was divided by everyone peeling their own.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/21/2019 10:14AM by chimi.
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EGGS good? bad?

chimi 103 March 19, 2019 11:36AM

good discussion of egg research

chimi 23 March 20, 2019 11:23AM

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Jan DeCourtney, CMT 21 March 20, 2019 10:45PM

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