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So Eggs Are Good for You, Bad for You, Then Good for You, and Now Bad for You?

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The experts are at it again, but this time the news is that eggs are bad for your health

I find them to be delicious, versatile, a good source of protein and very cheap. And I have perhaps 5 per week, although there have been times I have 2 per day, with no problems to my health so far

And there are the kind of eggs that the experts don’t seem to mention at all, which I love but only eat now and again, be ause they’re expensive Image

Are you an egg fan? Or are you cautiou about the amount you eat?

hspexy
2 years ago
What do you think of this?
nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend2 years ago

Hi hspexy I just so fed up with bigwigs saying this is bad for you then it's good for you. They just don't know what is good for us. I eat egss and love them. I do my own pickled eggs. And I love a egg banjo. You would call it a egg fryed sandwhichs. It's very tasty. What is that in the picture. Have you had them. I don't listen now to what's bad for. You I think that's why these young ones diet then take it to far. Then I feel so for mums trying to feed the family and you got the kids say I must not eat that it's bad for me and it will make me fat. I eat what I want. It's my body and life's just to short. Little and offend. Do not hurt you. 🦉🦉

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 years ago

Hi nicolajaynehend yes you’re quite right, eggs are good, and there’s too much negative information about something that actually is a good staple for a diet. The photo is of a century egg, it’s a delicacy in Asia, but it looks weird, but I love it. A bit like having stinky cheese 😜 Hope you get to try it one day 😊

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ACR
ACR2 years ago

There has been so much contradictory research on different types of food that it becomes almost irrelevant as you don't know what believe. So you just end up ignoring the findings.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 years ago

The golden rule with food is that a little bit of everything in moderation doesn't harm you.

Too much of anything is bad for you.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 years ago

Indeed, although I believe there’s an egg diet that is popular where a person eats about 90 eggs a week and loses weight as a result of it. It’s still probably bad for you, but yields results short term

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G0501
G05012 years ago

I'm not keen on eggs. I used them in my cooking but wouldn't eat them sunny side up egg, boiled, poached or scrambled! My friends think I'm weird not to like eggs 🤣🤣

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hspexy
hspexy
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2 years ago

You’re not the only one. We had a work brekkie a month ago and everyone had their eggs runny, but one person insisted she wanted it very well done. I’m sure the sight of our yolks oozing made her feel sick 😜

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sarahtwinmom
sarahtwinmom2 years ago

I love eggs and so do my hubby and son and we use quite a lot during the week. Quick and easy to cook in many different ways and good source of protein which my son needs for his swimming. My son eats around 4 a week and im the same. Love poached, fired, scrambled, omelette. I tend not to listen to the Bigwigs and eat what i like but in moderation :-)

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 years ago

Good, if your bad cholesterol level is right.

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 years ago

The experts didn't change their minds - the eggs changed. When hens couldn't be fed animal proteins because of the BSE restrictions the eggs which were then not good for cholesterol - became safe.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 years ago

Then that would mean the results of the egg study isn’t conclusive, as that’s not the case for eggs and hens in other countries? To think of it, I don’t really hear about this kind of news in Asia, who are avid consumers of eggs. And I’d say how the hens are kept may be questionable by standards and restrictions imposed over here

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ACR
ACR2 years ago

There has been another one of this type of scare story reported in the press, this time about hot tea greatly increasing your risk of getting esophageal cancer - https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/20/health/hot-tea-linked-to-higher-cancer-risk-study-intl/index.html Maybe we should stop eating and drinking everything just to be safe.

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hspexy
hspexy
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2 years ago

Lol yes perhaps that’s the best thing to do. At least if you pass out, you will know exactly why, and the right meds will be prescribed 😜

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan2 years ago

I love eggs, like you said a cheap good source of protein. Omelettes are a staple in our house! As others have said everything in moderation. I try not to read too much into things like this if I did I’d never eat anything!

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hspexy
hspexy
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2 years ago

Very true. It’s actually funny to think that a lot of people I know who are slaves to the gym actually consume batches of eggs in one go, all for the sake of being healthier or more toned

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jmsonl
jmsonl2 years ago

To egg or not to egg? In my opinion by free-range or organic if you can afford it and eat lots of them. If they are gonna kill me then let them. They are yummy! I even love pickled eggs. Eggs for breakfast. Egg sandwiches for lunch. Eggs in my rice for dinner. Midnight snack of pickled eggs with all the disturbing guilt with it.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
2 years ago

Lol it’s certainly better than having cravings for crisps, sweets or chocolate

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nicoledbradburn
nicoledbradburn1 year ago

well I'll be honest depends how your eating it (fried, scrambled, omelette, pounced) and how many...

5eggs aweek it not healthy at all and increases your cholesterol levels and has lots of fat...

which puts weights on you if your exercising a lot, its not bad but a lot fat in your body is not good,

it causes other problems.

(specially if your diabetic, my late grandma was diabetic...)

high cholesterol and high sugar levels can cause diabetes, heart problems..

(fortunately it didn't happened to my grandma in that way because it doesn't always it just happen.)

it may not affect you now but when your older or old...it can make your breathing whizzy

or hard to breath.

or you can be 1 of the one's just lucky who isn't affected which is very rare

if you've checked your cholesterol and whatever else at your G.P it means something is

keeping your cholesterol levels at good level at moment & it's not eggs.

people forget a lot of walking is exercise it burns a lot of fat...

You can't tell all the time when your cholesterol levels are high...

Yes eggs are good for you and I do enjoy them.

We need vitamin D and it's in eggs, fish, orange etc....

All the high fat is actually in the yolk... there are people who now only use the white(I don't )

it depends on each persons diet,1-2eggs in aweek is safe,

I keep it safe at 1egg per 1-2weeks

Then again at times I have a different routine

I can eat 1egg each week for 3/4weeks then don't eat then for next 4/5weeks.

depends how I feel...

someone eating salad, vegetables lots of fruit, lean meat, low fat food eating 4-5eggs a week

& exercises or walks alot

it's probably not going to affect them

then again could take afew years before it does affect them.

So it's a yes & no for eggs it's not good and yes it's good depends on diet ,exercise ,your health position...

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 year ago

There are actually brands (two chicks) who specifically sell the egg whites for people who only want the protein content from eggs, which appeals to dieters and people who are training, so I guess that’s one way to get the goodness of egg. I myself do like the yolk - can’t live without a bit of fat in the diet, but I agree, got to watch the cholesterol

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nicoledbradburn
nicoledbradburn1 year ago

hspexy me too, I enjoy the yolk🙂, remember we do need abit of fat bit of sugar in our body, so it doesn't mean you can't eat any at all...

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BiddyMcdonagh
BiddyMcdonagh1 year ago

Just like most things

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ConstantinComan
ConstantinComan1 year ago

Just eat them 😁

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Jay420
Jay4201 year ago

Get em down ya . All the essential Amino acids 🙂

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RegularComper90
RegularComper901 year ago

Even spending too much time on LD isn't very good for you either. 😜

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 year ago

Lol 🤣🤣🤣 yes indeed so, but it’s impossible to resist 😜 Can’t remember a time I wasn’t on the LD website 👍

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RegularComper90
RegularComper901 year ago

hspexy I think LD is even more addictive than chocolate. 😆

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jafarabas
jafarabas1 year ago

According to my research, eating eggs (up to 7 eggs a week) is actually good for you. The fat inside the eggs is healthy fat. The cholesterol in the eggs is the good HDL one which your body needs. Also, a side note; this whole cholesterol thing has not been fully researched. Plenty of doctors in youtube telling you cholesterol study (done back in the 50's) is outdated and not accurate.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 year ago

Most studies conducted may be flawed anyway, as the ‘researchers’ are often just trying to prove their own theories, and results can often be skewed (they said that the 2 egg a day increases cholesterol levels, but they fail to mention that those 2 eggs are part of the full English fry up). As long as you eat what you enjoy, watch your health, you will usually be fine (there’s always signs to watch out for if not)

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JjacquelineWwri
JjacquelineWwri1 year ago

I dont listen any more aslong as you eat everything in moderation you are fine! I couldn't stop eating poached egg on toast if I tried anyway 🤤🤷

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 year ago

lol I do love poached egg on toast too. You are right, everything in moderation, and dont let anyone fool you 👍

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JjacquelineWwri
JjacquelineWwri1 year ago

hspexy I use to be that person. I got told I couldn't eat peanuts or well cooked eggs with a runny yoke when I was pregnant with my first off my midwife and doctor. I didnt eat them with my second only to be told after I was allowed to eat them off another doctor. So don't listen to it anymore

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