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    I know raw egg whites are pretty safe... but is 3 dozen a day pushing it?

    I love drinking raw egg whites because of how convenient it is and because I have grown tired of most of the other things I eat. Lately I've been drinking 12 whites (w/ half cup of milk, shaken up) three times a day. I am wondering if it's okay to eat this many?

    As far as salmonella goes, I read that about 1 in every 30,000 eggs will have it. So if I eat 3 dozen egg whites a day, that's 13,104 egg whites a year, which means I probably won't get salmonella for 2.29 years. I like those odds.

    Think I'll be okay eating that many?

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    hell i do it.. and salamanella aint bad... builds character

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    WHOA!! I wouldnt even comsume 1 raw egg white in a day, it just isnt safe, there is so much bactria in eggs and they need to be cooking for at least 1 minute to kill that bacteria. I tried eating raw egg a while back and does it ever f*ck with your stomach, I could tell just from the stomach ache that it wasnt good. Just cook em up man, and definately dont eat 3 doz raw ones. I could just imagine the sh*t youd take after eating those.

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    Since I've been eating that many egg whites, I haven't noticed much of an increase in flatulence or bowel movements. No stomach aches either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randumb
    Since I've been eating that many egg whites, I haven't noticed much of an increase in flatulence or bowel movements. No stomach aches either.
    HMMM. Maybe its just me, but either way I still do not think its safe. Just my .02

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    I don't think its worth a week in the hospital, eating thru a tube... but thats just me.

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    i doubt the weight you would gain would equal the weight you would lose in the hospital. i just prefer to cook everything i eat. 12 eggs makes a mean omelette...

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    If you are just consuming the egg whites and they are raw is it wise to supplement with extra biotin ?

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    so like raw eggwhites from a cartan is bad?!
    animals eat raw eggs

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    at least by the sam free ones!!!! but after i heard they absorb better cooked (as stated by swolecat)
    i don't even think of the raw ones.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboxa
    so like raw eggwhites from a cartan is bad?!
    animals eat raw eggs
    My dog licks her own arse as well, that doesnt make it right

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanw
    My dog licks her own arse as well, that doesnt make it right

    Picture?????

    I been eatin egg whites for years. No biggie. I just don't ever go more than 8-10 a day personally. OJ,EggWhites,Milk,Vanilla Protein,sugar.....Blender...
    He man Orange Julius........

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    I drink raw egg whites too! I have never gotten sick (knock on wood) 3 dozen seems like quite a bit. I know Pro bodybuilders that only eat 2 dozen a day cooked. I sometimes get the egg whites in the carton (egg beaters) I understand they are safer. Anyway good luck to you!!

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    It's a matter of personal choice. If you want to take the chance of getting sick (which, like you said, is likely to happen once every 2.2 years at the rate you're going), then go ahead. But, it is true that eating that many raw egg whites could cause you to have a biotin deficiency. I would do some research on that, and either cut down on the raw egg whites and/or supplement with biotin, depending on what you find to be recommended. OR, consider buying pasteurized liquid egg whites to be on the safe side.
    Testsubject, I think you must have eaten the one out of 30,000 that carries salmonella. Aside from the presence of that bacteria, there is no other reason for raw egg whites to cause such effects.

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    There is some Biotin in the Glucorell-R I take (750mg)... how much is needed to supplement?

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    Here's a safe alternative to Raw Eggs.

    http://www.eggwhitesint.com/index.shtml

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pain4Gain
    Here's a safe alternative to Raw Eggs.

    http://www.eggwhitesint.com/index.shtml


    hey nice one pain, this looks really good, i'm going to order some of these

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    do you realize how many chickens are needed to just support your egg white fetish? i don't know about health, but it sounds inhumane!!! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pain4Gain
    Here's a safe alternative to Raw Eggs.

    http://www.eggwhitesint.com/index.shtml
    I debated getting this before, but it's too pricey for the benefit.

    Two gallon minimum purchase (the most I could get) = ~$70
    Two gallons of egg whites = 320 egg whites

    320 eggs at Wal-Mart (5 dozen boxes for about $4 a piece) = ~$22

    I'd rather spend that $48 on another 10lbs of whey protein or something.

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    I've had salmonella, it ain't fun. I almost died.

    As well, when you cook the egg whites they become so much more bio-available.

    So you get more out of them and absorb more of the protein when they are cooked. When you consume them raw you are wasting A LOT of protein.

    To me that's senseless all the way around.

    ~SC~

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