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Eggs have anti-nutrients! ohnoes!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 23, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Egg whites have a number of anti-nutrients (http://thepaleodiet.blogspot.com/2010/01/paleo-diet-q-29-january-2010-update-on.html)

For people like me who have trouble with digesting eggs, is there any way to deactivate these anti-nutrients? It seems that egg proteins are of the hardest to digest, but perhaps the most rewarding to digest when done properly.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on September 23, 2012
at 04:01 PM

Oh, sorry. Someone did.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 23, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Yeah, just a bit of cooking (sunny side up) is enough to deactivate the avidin in the white....while leaving the yolk mostly raw. Or just shoot the yolk raw, I put a couple of them in my sons smoothies like this AND homemade paleo mayo in my house contains a few.

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on September 23, 2012
at 03:05 PM

Didn't downvote you.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on September 23, 2012
at 02:31 PM

Thanks for the downvote. I'm not fretting; eating eggs gives me serious problems. The "Ohnoes!" is said jokingly. I know many people eat eggs with no problems. I just wanted to figure out if anti-nutrients was part of why I don't tolerate eggs.

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on September 23, 2012
at 02:20 PM

^Just do research on Biotin. Nursling si correct. Cooking egg whites deactivates the antinutrients, but cooking the egg yolks can give you a Biotin deficiency.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on September 23, 2012
at 06:51 AM

Can I have a link to where you found that out? I am skeptical that cooking eggs damages its nutritional profile.

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

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on September 23, 2012
at 06:26 AM

oh dear, cooking food takes time! oh how will anyone ever survive

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

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on September 23, 2012
at 05:51 AM

the more you cook it, the more you damage its nutritional profile. also, it takes no time to prepare!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on September 23, 2012
at 05:38 AM

why raw?

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

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on September 23, 2012
at 05:35 AM

here's another great link http://paleodietlifestyle.com/an-egg-yolk-a-day-keeps-the-doctor-away/

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on September 23, 2012
at 05:34 AM

Upvote for the link. That was an awesome read!

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 23, 2012
at 02:03 PM

No food wants to be eaten. There's all sorts of cross reactivity between human protein and plant/animal proteins/compounds. It's just silly to fret obcessively over tiny potential interactions between our bodies and food. Humans are resilient and able to cope with these interactions.

Just eat real food.

More to the point: If you can't eat eggs, don't. If you can eat eggs, don't sweat the little details.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on September 23, 2012
at 02:31 PM

Thanks for the downvote. I'm not fretting; eating eggs gives me serious problems. The "Ohnoes!" is said jokingly. I know many people eat eggs with no problems. I just wanted to figure out if anti-nutrients was part of why I don't tolerate eggs.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on September 23, 2012
at 03:05 PM

Didn't downvote you.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 23, 2012
at 04:01 PM

Oh, sorry. Someone did.

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76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

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on September 23, 2012
at 05:29 AM

just eat the yolks. raw. that's where all the nutrients are anyway. the GAPS diet suggests this and allergies/irritation/problems with eggs tend to be from the white.

76211ec5301087de2588cfe3d6bccba9

(1178)

on September 23, 2012
at 05:51 AM

the more you cook it, the more you damage its nutritional profile. also, it takes no time to prepare!

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 23, 2012
at 05:38 AM

why raw?

2e6e673ce3eb647407d260d4d57a731b

(1021)

on September 23, 2012
at 06:26 AM

oh dear, cooking food takes time! oh how will anyone ever survive

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on September 23, 2012
at 03:49 PM

Yeah, just a bit of cooking (sunny side up) is enough to deactivate the avidin in the white....while leaving the yolk mostly raw. Or just shoot the yolk raw, I put a couple of them in my sons smoothies like this AND homemade paleo mayo in my house contains a few.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 23, 2012
at 06:51 AM

Can I have a link to where you found that out? I am skeptical that cooking eggs damages its nutritional profile.

0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

(5150)

on September 23, 2012
at 02:20 PM

^Just do research on Biotin. Nursling si correct. Cooking egg whites deactivates the antinutrients, but cooking the egg yolks can give you a Biotin deficiency.

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