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Anohter Egg (White) question - Organic/Free-Range/Liquid?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 06, 2011 at 8:06 AM

I know I will get a lot of heat for this questions. However, here it goes:

I'm currently limiting fat intake on workout days. My lunch usually easy sauteed vegetables with lean ground beef and 5-6 egg whites. This scramble is delicious (on off days I might make same dish with whole eggs).

Now there have been some questions about the usefulness of organic, pastured, free range (supermarket-free range) and regular eggs. Since organic eggs are just way too expensive for my budget, I was thinking IF and WHEN using just egg whites, is using regular eggs that much worse? I try to buy at least the free-range-omega eggs for my whole-egg-dishes, and even organic if I manage to find the cheap-ish.

I was also thinking about maybe buying bottled liquid egg whites (more heat coming up probably), and these are pasteurized on top of most likely be from barn/cage-raised eggs. The brand I'm looking at states that "nothing added", like some carton-packed might have guargum.

Now assuming I keep using egg whites (read: please don't answer "use whole eggs instead"), how bad is using

a) the regular eggs for egg whites in comparison with free-range (supermarket-free range) eggs

b) bottled egg whites in comparison to regular egg whites?

Please - please - try to attack the actual question and not tackle underlying issues, I already know the answer to those. To me, egg whites just are a delicious lean protein source. I realize that I'm missing a lot of good stuff discarding the yolks, but I just would like to know if the cheaper eggs are particularly "bad" for me when only using the whites.

Thanks!

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on October 06, 2011
at 05:14 PM

Have you considered saving your yolks on your workout days and using them on your off days? They'll keep for a few days in the fridge. When I make egg whites for my husband, I save the yolks in a little Rubbermaid container, and when I use extra yolks, I save the whites in the same kind of container (the whites freeze well, yolks, not so much). If you did this, it would probably stretch your egg budget a little further.

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on October 06, 2011
at 02:53 PM

I'm not gonna post an answer because I never ate only egg whites in my life, seems silly to me to eat protein without getting great nutrients (vitamins/minerals). If you really wan't protein, why don't you try out gelatin?

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Bcfbc6d0c577ff8489b8a397e2c0bb73

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on October 10, 2011
at 11:09 AM

All the stuff in bold actually answers your question... the rest of the stuff is just extraneous crap you didnt ask for. All the "good fats" and stuff are in the yolks - so it would almost stand to reason that if you're only eating the whites, it's probably not gonna matter so much. Personally, I throw out the yolks cuz I just plain dont like them - sorry guys, it's a waste but they just taste terrible to me. It's not about the fat - I actually add organic/grass fed beef tallow (read FAT) to my eggs, not cuz I care much for the flavor but to keep them from sticking and the CLA in it is supposedly good. That with some fish/flax oils and nuts and clearly Im not avoiding the fat content. Anyways, back to the question at hand - if you dont want the yolks, in my opinion, just dump them. I give a small amount to my dogs but no 10 lb animal should be consuming a dozen yolks a day - they each get half of one. I wouldnt get them in a carton - god only knows what nastiness they were processed in. I had briefly thought about it to avoid the yolk waste issue but just had to think of it as I would gristle form beef, bones... shells from eggs - all stuff you just dont eat. Someone out there will always consider it waste but Im sure they dont go eating all the hooves, beaks, etc from animals either (unless they eat hotdogs)

The price of eggs varies by region - in my area, it's ~$6 a doz for free range organic stuff. Dont let people give you a hard time about it - my egg budget is ridiculously high but then again so is the rest of my food budget. I get the free range organic stuff cuz I can personally afford to set my conscience at ease - doesn't mean it's everyone else's responsibility to do the same. Free range organic > free range, non organic > regular > liquid > powdered > frozen jimmy dean breakfast sandwich...

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on October 06, 2011
at 03:02 PM

Cheap or expensive, any food can be "bad" when you start taking things out piece by piece. You're paying top dollar for the WHOLE food. Don't chuck it! Conventional wisdom clearly still has you by the balls.

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on October 06, 2011
at 02:09 PM

Organic eggs are too pricey for your budget, and yet you intentionally toss half of each egg you buy into the trash. Huh.

Even though you specifically asked no one answer with "use whole eggs instead" I'm gonna say use whole eggs instead.

Know your audience.

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:51 AM

This question hurts my eyes and makes me die a little inside. I'm pretty sure that they answer all questions in relation to low-fat egg-white omelettes on the bodybuilding.com forums.

That being said, it is lucky that you only eat the egg whites. Did you know that egg yokes will cause your cholesterol to go through the roof? In addition to that, the fat from the yokes will make you fat. The only way to burn the extra fat would be to run 10 miles every day. Whole-grain bread will help with the running, you would need all the carbs your can get for the long runs.

Sorry I didn't answer your original question, got a little side tracked.

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on October 06, 2011
at 02:20 PM

Even top end eggs are like $4 for a DOZEN. If eggs are too expensive for your budget, what are you eating? White rice and frozen peas?

To answer your question, don't you dare buy eggs and throw the yolks out. Just get those cartons. And maybe look at where your spending is going so you can afford friggin eggs.

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:55 PM

"Even top end eggs are like $4 for a DOZEN. If eggs are too expensive for your budget, what are you eating? White rice and frozen peas?"

Some of the comments r just moronic. If you don't think $4 for a dozen eggs is crazy, then your a sheep. Do u have any idea how much it costs to feed a family right?

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on February 26, 2013
at 03:52 PM

"Even top end eggs are like $4 for a DOZEN. If eggs are too expensive for your budget, what are you eating? White rice and frozen peas?"

Some of the comments r just moronic. If you don't think $4 for a dozen eggs is crazy, then your a sheep. Do u have any idea how much it costs to feed a family right?

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on July 19, 2012
at 01:45 PM

I do the same thing. I buy regular eggs and just cook the whites. Roughly i eat between 6 and 8 egg whites a day. I only jumped on this post because i was thinking of buying free range eggs just to use for the days i add one or 2 yokes to my breakfast... I don't think any of the bad hormones/antibiotics are in the whites. It's in the body of the egg which is the yoke...

Peter you are living in the past. Yokes in excess are bad for you like most things. If you read up on egg yokes. They are high in the good fats, so it's recommended to eat one or 2 a few times a week. Another wives tail is fats don't make you fat. The carbs and sugar are the ones our bodies seem to take the longest to process and burn... (refined sugars and white flour carbs) not whole grains....

Thanks for the feed back from all...

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