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eggs and the paleo diet

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Created March 22, 2012 at 2:27 PM

What is the opinion of eggs with regards to the diet?

Dc77df0e0b3a7643c94ce84eb0ae1fb4

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on March 27, 2012
at 10:33 AM

erm butter.... lol

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on March 27, 2012
at 04:20 AM

What's that yellow thing floating in the middle?

2194b1863657b6be2e49ae0dac911c72

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on March 23, 2012
at 03:36 AM

Just awesome...

94a4a87e3d2e1e9160b6ed77678b4bea

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on March 22, 2012
at 11:38 PM

ohhhhhh...... how to make paleohackers drooooool.... yum!

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

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on March 22, 2012
at 11:02 PM

Or if you are allergic or autoimmune.

7d64d3988de1b0e493aacf37843c5596

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on March 22, 2012
at 04:56 PM

I think some of the Paleo arguments against eggs are similar to those against dairy – hunter-gatherers don’t raise livestock so their access to eggs would be limited and not a regular thing. I think somebody said that Cordain follows this rationale. (I usually eat around 6 a day)

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

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on March 22, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Hi, Patty. :) I've never asked the eggs anything. :) Seriously, I eat mostly yolks, and try to eat at least two yolks per day. Sometimes I eat four yolks per day, or two yolks and two whole eggs. I'm giving you an upvote for the chuckle. :)

D8f58eba263277ec6119293137b85b02

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on March 22, 2012
at 02:59 PM

Yes, exactly. 8 a day is common for me, and I sometimes go up to 10. It makes up for my lack of a consistent supply of meat (though I do get a lot of sardines in) and my cholesterol is doing just fine. ;)

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on March 22, 2012
at 02:46 PM

I'm not sure that eggs like the diet very much because paleo-peeps eat so many of them!

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Dc77df0e0b3a7643c94ce84eb0ae1fb4

on March 22, 2012
at 03:59 PM

here is my opinion of eggs on paleo.

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94a4a87e3d2e1e9160b6ed77678b4bea

(1311)

on March 22, 2012
at 11:38 PM

ohhhhhh...... how to make paleohackers drooooool.... yum!

2194b1863657b6be2e49ae0dac911c72

(139)

on March 23, 2012
at 03:36 AM

Just awesome...

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 27, 2012
at 04:20 AM

What's that yellow thing floating in the middle?

Dc77df0e0b3a7643c94ce84eb0ae1fb4

(944)

on March 27, 2012
at 10:33 AM

erm butter.... lol

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on March 22, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Eggs are 100% paleo. Eggs are unarguably one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Also, try to get good ones, especially farm fresh. :-)

I drink down 3-a-day, everyday. You'll find people on this board that eat upwards of 6 a day, if not more.

What is the underlying concern with eggs? If you are stuck in the mindset that "ZOMG THEY INCREASE CHOLESTEROL", please understand that this claim has been roundly refuted, not just by paleo-types, but the established CW world (granted, not by all of them: so the myth remains).

7d64d3988de1b0e493aacf37843c5596

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on March 22, 2012
at 04:56 PM

I think some of the Paleo arguments against eggs are similar to those against dairy – hunter-gatherers don’t raise livestock so their access to eggs would be limited and not a regular thing. I think somebody said that Cordain follows this rationale. (I usually eat around 6 a day)

D8f58eba263277ec6119293137b85b02

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on March 22, 2012
at 02:59 PM

Yes, exactly. 8 a day is common for me, and I sometimes go up to 10. It makes up for my lack of a consistent supply of meat (though I do get a lot of sardines in) and my cholesterol is doing just fine. ;)

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D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

on March 22, 2012
at 03:58 PM

Patty, you might enjoy Chris Masterjohn's article on eggs:

http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Egg_Yolk.html

Here is an article on eggs at a site about Dr. Jan Kwasniewski's Optimal Diet:

http://homodiet.netfirms.com/misc/eggs.htm

Here is an excerpt from that last link:

Eggs were designed by nature to be the complete nutrient reserve for the developing chick.

Eggs are important food for humans because of their high nutrition value and affordable cost. For many years eggs have become the visual icon of high cholesterol, and many consumers have responded by limiting or eliminating eggs from their diets. New research not only questions the validity of old concepts but present documented evidence that the old beliefs don't hold up well to rigorous scrutiny. Over the years there have been numerous reports that eggs consumption is not related to either plasma cholesterol levels or coronary heart disease incidence.

The fact is that most industrialised countries have reviewed the experimental and epidemiological evidence and their nutrition experts determined that dietary cholesterol restrictions are unnecessary for a heart healthy diet. In addition, studies are showing that restricting eggs from the diet can have negative nutrition effects.

Eggs are a source of biologically available lutein and zeaxanthin which help protect against age related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the elderly. The protein quality of eggs is the highest value in the supermarket. The egg contains all the essential amino acids in a proper proportion to fulfil the needs for human growth and tissue maintenance. The only food that contains a more ideal mix of essential amino acids than an egg is mother's milk.


One of my favorite, "instant" meals, is 2 hard-boiled egg yolks and a small cup of heavy cream.

Egg yolks are a very handy way to make "instant" soup. I often take some hot tea, put in some beef fat, a tiny bit of dried chives, stir in an egg yolks, and a sprinkle of white pepper.

Braised eggs with beef bacon are another favorite. :)

I could post a dozen favorite foods based on egg yolks. Mmmmm.

I wish you many happy meals of eggs! :)

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on March 22, 2012
at 03:06 PM

Pastured eggs are great, unless you are sensitive to them. Industrial eggs aren't as good as farm fresh ones, but they are a relatively cheap source of protein and fat.

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on March 22, 2012
at 10:22 PM

Eggs are the best, I very useful food to use in a thousand ways

my favorite is this of course, the six minute beauty:

http://ingredients-mp.blogspot.com/2011/06/mollet-perfect-soft-yolked-egg.html

We are only talking about farm eggs. Nothing I repeat NOTHING a supermarket sells comes close to buy eggs from the source, the smaller the operation the better. Chickens need to live under the sky and not in a barn until evening. Take the time to find a local egg farmer and be rewarded. Egg shell color is due to the breed of hen. My friends gets me emerald green eggs, choc brown with freckles, peach, some white- all from his beautiful hens. Might even get an old rooster for a great Coq au Vin. Take the time ( hunt, then gather) and stay away from the supermarket.

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on March 22, 2012
at 10:08 PM

I eat 4-5 in an omlete every morning with some fruit and veggies!

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A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on March 22, 2012
at 09:56 PM

Once you satisfy your questions about the nutritional aspects of eggs, you get to move on to their wonderful versatility.

Eggs are the ultimate multitasking food: main course, side dish, beverage, or snack; sauce, leavening, emulsifier, or binder; baby incubator and fetus all in one (if fertilized that is); a handy teaching aid for children; a canvas for art; an art medium; the list goes on and on.

And the way most of us eat them--unfertilized--there is no killing involved (until the hen dies). The only reason I can think of to not eat them is if you don't like them.

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

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on March 22, 2012
at 11:02 PM

Or if you are allergic or autoimmune.

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380ba09fce670758a46a7c5522e908b9

on March 22, 2012
at 09:31 PM

Dear old Dr Atkins used to call eggs "Nature's most perfect food". And he was right.

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