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Does anyone else eat raw eggs whole?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I've heard about the whole avidin/biotin thing but i still tend to eat mine whole, it just seems more intuitive to eat them whole, but thats all im basing it off really, i don't seem to have any issues & have known people who swear by eating whole raw eggs daily & they seem fairly healthy folks

I guess i subscribe to the school that says nature provided plenty of biotin in the yolk so the avidin in the white poses no problem, it seems like many of the people who were throwing away the yolks when told to are now throwing away the whites because they're told to

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on May 24, 2013
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Lil update, recently ive been working out in the morning & fasting til mid morning/early afternoon then drinking 3 raw eggs as my first meal, i don't think ive ever come across a food that's given me such a clean feeling of fast acting energy, i love them. I recently read that Albert Hoffman, the scientist that discovered LSD, who also lived to 102, attributed his long life of health not to taking LSD but to his consumption of raw eggs for breakfast everyday. Nice.

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on April 29, 2013
at 04:30 PM

Cheers, i usually swallow down about 3 as the first thing eaten after a workout otherwise not a routine thing just as/when i feel like it, good to know

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on April 29, 2013
at 04:08 PM

@VB avidin binds to biotin very strongly, rendering it unusable to the body.

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on April 29, 2013
at 03:56 PM

Could you please tell me about avidin/biotin thing? I don't know about it.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 29, 2013
at 04:15 PM

I eat raw eggs on occasion -- usually 3-8 cracked into a glass, and chugged.

Avidin will definitely bind to biotin - it's extremely "biotin hungry".

Biotin is water-soluble and actual DRI is extremely low. Basically, everyone gets enough biotin - it's not just in liver and eggs, it's in tons of vegetables, too.

If you are eating raw eggs everyday, I would probably suggest a biotin supplement, or biotin rich, non-egg foods eaten at other meals than the raw eggs are eaten. If eating raw eggs is only an every-so-often thing, I would even think twice about it: you are almost certainly getting enough biotin.

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on April 29, 2013
at 04:30 PM

Cheers, i usually swallow down about 3 as the first thing eaten after a workout otherwise not a routine thing just as/when i feel like it, good to know

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on April 29, 2013
at 05:22 PM

I personally drink raw eggs often (after a good rinse under hot water), mixed or sometimes just the whites, for the fast protein and calories. But cooking your eggs increases the bioavailability of the protein. I can't locate my source at this moment but the study indicated it was something like a 2 to 1 increase in bioavailability from cooking them. If you're only interested in the yolks, then I don't know that cooking offers any benefits. The salmonella (when present) is most concentrated towards the outside, the shell being the dirtiest, and the yolk being the cleanest.

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on April 29, 2013
at 04:21 PM

I used to throw back a couple in a glass, but after reading around it seemed cooking the white and keeping the yolk runny provided better digestibility.

Also I have always thought whole eggs seemed more reasonable then splitting things up. Well unless I am making zabaglione then I just drink the egg whites while I separate the yolks, or make a chocolate mousse and layer it all up. Shazam!

Mark: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/drinking-raw-eggs/

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