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#1 Old 02-18-2016, 03:59 PM
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Are Eggs Bad For Us?

I want to start by saying, I don't eat eggs, I don't plan on ever going back to eating eggs, and I think the egg industry is awful.

But this is just something I've been thinking about recently, are eggs one of the things that humans were naturally "supposed" to eat?

It's clear that we were not supposed to eat dairy, all you need to do is look around to see that no other animal on Earth drinks the milk of another animal, or even drinks milk past it's infancy.

A lot of other animals on the planet though do eat other animals eggs, it's a very common thing to eat for a huge range of species right across the globe. And while I know they are high in cholesterol and you shouldn't eat too many, could it be said that since they do provide some health benefits that maybe we were supposed to naturally eat them?

I've been wondering about the actual natural diet humans should have eaten, before we started screwing everything up for our own benefit. And after a bunch of reading it seems like fruit, veggies, insects and eggs seem like the ideal combination.

As I said again, I personally don't eat eggs, or insects for that matter, and don't plan on. Nor do I encourage other people to eat eggs, this is all just curious thinking.
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The cholesterol in one egg yoke puts you over you max.
Eating one egg a day is bad as smoking

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From everything I've learned about the human diet leads me to feel we're opportunistic.
If you take away the learned behavior I believe we would eat whats around us, and is easiest.
In this modern age when we do few things that our ancestors had to do, a plant based diet really seems ideal.

If I were to live in the middle of the woods I suppose i would eat eggs if available

What humans were never supposed to do is enslave other animals for food.
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The cholesterol in one egg yoke puts you over you max.
Eating one egg a day is bad as smoking
Wow I didn't know this. I thought the cholesterol in eggs was only bad if you ate too many, like several in a day, or a lot in one week.

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From everything I've learned about the human diet leads me to feel we're opportunistic.
If you take away the learned behavior I believe we would eat whats around us, and is easiest.
In this modern age when we do few things that our ancestors had to do, a plant based diet really seems ideal.

If I were to live in the middle of the woods I suppose i would eat eggs if available

What humans were never supposed to do is enslave other animals for food.
I agree that in modern age plant-based diet seems ideal, and it's the only way for me. And I think what you say about being opportunistic makes sense. I guess humans naturally being a scavenger type creature, rather than having a more stricter diet like some animals makes a lot of sense.
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And I think what you say about being opportunistic makes sense. I guess humans naturally being a scavenger type creature, rather than having a more stricter diet like some animals makes a lot of sense.

Our nearest genetic cousins, the chimpanzees, eat a diet that is 95+% vegan. They do eat small amounts of insects, grubs, eggs, honey, and (infamously) the flesh of other primates:
http://education.nationalgeographic....hugging-chimp/

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Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/
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raw egg must be pretty disgusting to eat. I haven't tried it......perhaps some animals develop a taste for it.?

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raw egg must be pretty disgusting to eat. I haven't tried it......perhaps some animals develop a taste for it.?
And the risk of salmonella poisoning is quite high from eggs, especially raw ones.

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It's been well known for a long time that the cholesterol (which is in the yolk) is bad for us. I wonder if there would be any health issues with eating just the white part. Never heard any info on that, since usually when people talk about eggs being bad, they assume the person is eating the whole egg.

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Eggs also contain inflammatory cytokines which can aggravate problems like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns disease, heart disease, etc.

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And the risk of salmonella poisoning is quite high from eggs, especially raw ones.
Only because of the revolting conditions the laying hens are kept in. There is so much salmonella in the filth the birds are forced to live in that even the eggs are now contaminated. When I was a kid and we got neighbor farm eggs, we could keep them at room temperature and eat them raw, like in dough.
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