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Raw egg whites... safe?


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Hi all, just a quick one
Today I', haveing a smoothie post gym. But I'm on a low-fat low lactose diet, so I've planned a banana, soy icecream and soy milk. I dont have rotein powder, but I need more protein (as so far, its only about 5-7g) I heard some people add egg white to smoothies, but is that safe? Its raw. Or is there another common ingredient I can add to the mix (i cant get out to the shops, but I can see what I have here)
Does anyone do this? Does it taste ok?
Thanks
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I wouldnt do it unless the eggs are pasterized
from what I hear, salmonella bacteria only resides within egg whites not yolks -- this is why its safe to eat sunny-side up fried eggs but notice the whites are always cooked
egg whites are however high in protein and I heard that nowadays it is very rare to get sick from salmonella -- chance is 1 in 50000 or so I'm not exactly sure so I guess if you wanna take the risk go ahead
or you can add egg substitute..
I got conflicting results from the net. One site said dont do it every day - build up of something that the yolk usually helps digest, but every second day is ok at max. So I did it as a one-off. I will buy some egg replacer later, and not do it until then. I just had 2 doz egg in the fridge to use. Didnt make me sick, but then again 1 in 50000 or so.

Thanks
why dont you just boil some eggs and eat the whites after a workout? ew i cant imagine drinkin it. yuck.
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I have been putting one egg white in each protien shake, just to have different protien sources in each intake.  I can't taste it at all, and have not felt any negative side effects.  I raise my own chickens for eggs, so I know that they are healthy and don't worry about disease.
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I was just reading about raw egg whites and according to some Med Schools, raw egg whites can eliminate the Biotin (30 mcg) that you need to turn food into energy.

http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nutritio n/factsheets/biotin.html

Type in, What is Biotin, in your browers and you will come up with a lot of websites.

30 mcg of Biotin is one of adult women's  Recommended Daily Requirement RDA.

You can get Biotin from 1/4 c. of peanuts.  It gives you a list of foods on the website
Cant boil - only have a microwave. And poached whites get boring after 2-3
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