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 Egg question

Is the substance in raw eggs (avidin?) that prevents or inhibits
absorbtion of biotin in the white or in the yolk?

If it is in the white, would using pasteurized egg whites (Egg Beater
type products) eliminate the problem?  I have been using pasteurized egg
whites in my protein shakes because they taste better than protein
powders.

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Sun, 27 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question

: Is the substance in raw eggs (avidin?) that prevents or inhibits
: absorbtion of biotin in the white or in the yolk?

It's in the white.  Cook them and you'll be fine, or just get your biotin
from another source :-).

: If it is in the white, would using pasteurized egg whites (Egg Beater
: type products) eliminate the problem?  I have been using pasteurized egg
: whites in my protein shakes because they taste better than protein
: powders.

Don't think so if you're using raw egg whites. Aren't there some palatable
vanilla flavoured powders out there? Do you add other flavours (banana,
honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate syrup, ice cream etc.) to mask the
flavour of the protien powder? Or you could use skim milk, which is an
extremely cheap source of complete protein.

Jeff
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Mon, 28 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question

Quote:


>: If it is in the white, would using pasteurized egg whites (Egg Beater
>: type products) eliminate the problem?  I have been using pasteurized egg
>: whites in my protein shakes because they taste better than protein
>: powders.

>Don't think so if you're using raw egg whites. Aren't there some palatable
>vanilla flavoured powders out there? Do you add other flavours (banana,
>honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate syrup, ice cream etc.) to mask the
>flavour of the protien powder? Or you could use skim milk, which is an
>extremely cheap source of complete protein.

I can't use flavored powders as they all have aspartame, which makes me
ill.  I do add berries and other sweetener.  I'm on low-carb, and can't
use milk with the fruit without exceeding my carb limit.  I do often use
cottage cheese in it, but it's only about half the protein I want in it.
I tried plain soy protein powder, and while not undrinkable, the eggs or
egg whites tastes very much better.

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Mon, 28 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question


Quote:
(jamie) writes:
>I can't use flavored powders as they all have aspartame, which makes me
>ill.  I do add berries and other sweetener.  I'm on low-carb, and can't
>use milk with the fruit without exceeding my carb limit.  I do often use
>cottage cheese in it, but it's only about half the protein I want in it.
>I tried plain soy protein powder, and while not undrinkable, the eggs or
>egg whites tastes very much better.

There are some flavored powders that do not use aspartame.  I have used a
variety of protein powders and switch all the time, I happen to be using a whey
powder by champion nutrition advertises no Nutrasweet on the front.  Though I
see they use acesulfame-K instead.

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Mon, 28 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question

Quote:

>There are some flavored powders that do not use aspartame.  I have used a
>variety of protein powders and switch all the time, I happen to be using a whey
>powder by champion nutrition advertises no Nutrasweet on the front.  Though I
>see they use acesulfame-K instead.

I'll have to keep an eye out for that and give it a try.  I'm okay with
acesulfame-K, although I prefer to add my own, as most presweetened
products are too sweet for my taste.  Did you get it at a chain like GNC
or Whole Foods, or did you mail order it?

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Tue, 29 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question


Quote:
(jamie) writes:

>>There are some flavored powders that do not use aspartame.  I have used a
>>variety of protein powders and switch all the time, I happen to be using a
>whey
>>powder by champion nutrition advertises no Nutrasweet on the front.  Though
>I
>>see they use acesulfame-K instead.

>I'll have to keep an eye out for that and give it a try.  I'm okay with
>acesulfame-K, although I prefer to add my own, as most presweetened
>products are too sweet for my taste.  Did you get it at a chain like GNC
>or Whole Foods, or did you mail order it?

Mail order.  Nutrition Express.  I have the vanilla variety and it really is
one of the tastier powders I've tried.

Dr. Jason Ross  
J & L Fitness Enterprises, specializing in Wellness Care.

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Wed, 30 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question

Quote:

> I can't use flavored powders as they all have aspartame, which makes me
> ill.  I do add berries and other sweetener.  I'm on low-carb, and can't
> use milk with the fruit without exceeding my carb limit.  I do often use
> cottage cheese in it, but it's only about half the protein I want in it.
> I tried plain soy protein powder, and while not undrinkable, the eggs or
> egg whites tastes very much better.

Try Whey Protein Concentrate from LEF. It meets all your requirements.
It is peach flavored and contains no aspartame. It uses stevia.
Contains approximately 70% protein, 20% carbohydrate, 10% fat.
I add extra soy powder for its additional health benefits and it still
tastes great.

--Tom
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Fri, 01 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question

Quote:

>Try Whey Protein Concentrate from LEF. It meets all your requirements.
>It is peach flavored and contains no aspartame. It uses stevia.
>Contains approximately 70% protein, 20% carbohydrate, 10% fat.
>I add extra soy powder for its additional health benefits and it still
>tastes great.

Sorry, it utterly fails my requirements.  I have no use for a protein
powder that contains only 70% protein.  I'm not interested in some
company's overpriced formula of meal replacement drink.  If I am going
to spend my money on a protein powder, it had better be at least 90%
protein, and preferably higher.  And adding soy powder (Twinlab Vege
Fuel) was what tasted lousy enough for me to switch to pasteurized egg
whites in the first place.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question

Quote:


> >Try Whey Protein Concentrate from LEF. It meets all your requirements.
> >It is peach flavored and contains no aspartame. It uses stevia.
> >Contains approximately 70% protein, 20% carbohydrate, 10% fat.
> >I add extra soy powder for its additional health benefits and it still
> >tastes great.
> Sorry, it utterly fails my requirements.  I have no use for a protein
> powder that contains only 70% protein.  I'm not interested in some
> company's overpriced formula of meal replacement drink.

You have the wrong idea. It is *not* a meal replacement at all. It can
be used in a fruit shake as replacement (part or whole) for the soy
powder as in the shake recipe that Steve Harris has posted several
times. Soy protein and isolates have health benefits, and hydrolyzed
whey protein isolates have other different health benefits which egg
white does not have. Possibly egg white has health benefits which soy or
whey do not have, I don't know. Finally, "overpriced" is a concept
relative to value.

--Tom
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Fri, 01 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question

Quote:



>> >Try Whey Protein Concentrate from LEF. It meets all your requirements.
>> >It is peach flavored and contains no aspartame. It uses stevia.
>> >Contains approximately 70% protein, 20% carbohydrate, 10% fat.
>> >I add extra soy powder for its additional health benefits and it still
>> >tastes great.

>> Sorry, it utterly fails my requirements.  I have no use for a protein
>> powder that contains only 70% protein.  I'm not interested in some
>> company's overpriced formula of meal replacement drink.

>You have the wrong idea. It is *not* a meal replacement at all. It can
>be used in a fruit shake as replacement (part or whole) for the soy
>powder as in the shake recipe that Steve Harris has posted several
>times.

Regardless, 30 percent not protein fails my requirements for a protein
powder.  I have my own stevia and fruit.  If I were to go for another
protein powder, it would most likely be egg protein rather than whey, as
I am already getting dairy protein from cottage cheese in my shake.  I
would most likely buy the least expensive product with the highest
percent protein, no flavorings or sweeteners, and the least trendy
sounding additives.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question

Quote:

> If I were to go for another
> protein powder, it would most likely be egg protein rather than whey, as
> I am already getting dairy protein from cottage cheese in my shake.

Not to belabor the point, but the protein in cheese (curds) is not the
same as the protein in whey. I am not saying it is any worse, just that
whey protein ingredients have some particular health benefits that
cheese will not have.

I use lots of cottage cheese too (1%). However, I think that is it best
to use many different protein sources: egg, cheese, soy, whey, fish, and
nut. I use them all.

--Tom
Tom Matthews

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Mon, 04 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question

Quote:


>> If I were to go for another
>> protein powder, it would most likely be egg protein rather than whey, as
>> I am already getting dairy protein from cottage cheese in my shake.

>Not to belabor the point, but the protein in cheese (curds) is not the
>same as the protein in whey. I am not saying it is any worse, just that
>whey protein ingredients have some particular health benefits that
>cheese will not have.

Cottage cheese contains curds and whey.  Some contain more whey than
others.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Egg question

Quote:



> >> If I were to go for another
> >> protein powder, it would most likely be egg protein rather than whey, as
> >> I am already getting dairy protein from cottage cheese in my shake.

> >Not to belabor the point, but the protein in cheese (curds) is not the
> >same as the protein in whey. I am not saying it is any worse, just that
> >whey protein ingredients have some particular health benefits that
> >cheese will not have.

> Cottage cheese contains curds and whey.  Some contain more whey than
> others.

But it does not contain much whey *protein*, since whey itself contains
very little protein compared with the amount of lactose. To get much
whey *protein*, you have to use a concentrate which does not contain the
lactose.

--Tom
Tom Matthews

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A non-profit membership organization dedicated to the extension
of the healthy human lifespan through ground breaking research,
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Tue, 05 Sep 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 
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