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Hey Xhin
Posted: Posted December 16th, 2019
Edited December 16th, 2019 by Cruinn-Annuin
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Can you redpill me on eggs? I've been trying to research the potential drawbacks of eating eggs and even the most conclusive claims about their risks are vague and come with massive asterisks relating to fitness, lifestyle and surrounding diet. Nothing I've seen so far talks about how eggs and dietary cholesterol interact with a ketogenic diet.

The concrete question that I'm trying to find an answer for is if it's OK to bulk on eggs or if I should go for something more expensive but potentially safer like sardines.

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I eat 8-10 eggs per day so if there are downsides they're going to hit me a hell of a lot faster than they hit you.

They're a good protein source, provided you eat a lot of them -- 8-10 only gets me up to 48-60g of protein. One of the benefits though is that each egg has 10% vitamin b12 and 10% vitamin D, both of which are surprisingly hard to get in a diet. Eggs are a far better source of vitamin D than fish. Way cheaper too. There's also a lot of choline too, which is another one of those weird ones. Also phosphorus and selenium, though those arent particularly hard to get elsewhere.

Nothing I've seen so far talks about how eggs and dietary cholesterol interact with a ketogenic diet

A large intake of dietary cholesterol just means your body will use it rather than making its own. Your body needs quite a bit more on a ketogenic diet, particularly with an active lifestyle because you're fueling a wide range of mechanical work with fat, and cholesterol is the transport mechanism there.

This incidentally is one of the reasons why the "high cholesterol = heart disease" link doesn't make sense. Outside of metabolic syndrome which has its own lipid fuckery, higher cholesterol is linked with athleticism, fasting and weight loss, all of which are correlated with CVD prevention.

Posted December 16th, 2019 by Xhin
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Cool, thanks for responding.

I'm probably going to post more about how my diets going tonight after work.

Posted December 16th, 2019 by Cruinn-Annuin
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