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An average egg weighs 35 to 77gms but the excitement of the “Big Egg” video on Youtube (see left side bar) is how an amazingly huge egg weighing 192 grams (.42 lbs or 6.7 oz) was found with another whole egg with its shell intact inside of the egg! That would surely make a great joke on a sizzling hot summer day if someone tried to fry it on the board walk at Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Nevertheless, if you prefer you can always drink it in a Bronx Egg Cream straight from the fountain at Pete’s Café on Fordham Road or eat it in a healthy Asparagus Frittata (see recipe page 5). Either way that’s definitely a huge egg!
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Drink Raw Eggs?
Summer is just around the bend. Planning on wearing a bathing suit or bikini to Orchard Beach this year? How’s that mid-section doing? Be honest! Got some love handles on the sides, donut rolls around the middle or a muffin-top over your pants? Well now’s a good time to put a plan of action together to fight the “battle of the bulge”! When choosing the right nutritional weight loss plan to follow, be it known that there’s a myth that a raw egg in a power shake to add protein is good for you. Doesn’t seem as nutritious as it sounds with the possibility of coming down with Salmonella and it isn’t healthy at all. The raw-egg diet has been practiced by countless fitness gurus and bodybuilders for more than a century according to the Nutrition Research Center. Even former California governor and Mr. Universe, Arnold Schwarzenegger drank raw eggs and heavy cream during his reign as a bodybuilder. But are raw eggs good for a healthy diet plan?
Which provides more protein for you, a raw or cooked egg?
Believe it or not, it’s a cooked egg! For many years we have been led to believe that a weight loss regime should consist of drinking a raw egg in a meal replacement shake. However, according to this study, the “Digestibility of Cooked and Raw Egg Protein in Humans,” performed by the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Research Centre of the University Hospital Leuven and featured in the Journal of Nutrition, cooked eggs contain approximately 90% digestible protein whereas raw eggs only contain 50%. Therefore a fully cooked egg is better for you than swallowing it raw! Not convinced? Here’s another great point against drinking raw eggs.
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