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Science / Moms using egg-donors are less caring towards the children
« Last post by TylerDurden on October 09, 2018, 04:10:13 pm »

Just goes to show, for the umpteenth time, that the more "un-palaeo" a particular human habit is, the worse its effect on human life/relationships/health or whatever.
Hot Topics / Re: The least toxic (cooked) junk food.
« Last post by surfsteve on October 08, 2018, 10:26:29 pm »
Are cooked Beans health wise better than cooked meat? While I cheat my raw paleo diet with cooked meat mostly.
I feel that cooking degrades meat. It kills the vitamins and makes it harder to digest but for legumes it does the opposite rendering a toxic food potentially harmless. Legumes like pinto beans should not be eaten at all on a paleo diet as they are not paleo but if you eat them you should definitely cook them. As far as health goes they are consumed heavily by all of the blue zones where people live the longest and pretty much all centenarians eat them.  The exception to the rule that raw is good or raw is better definitely does not apply to beans.
Hot Topics / Re: The least toxic (cooked) junk food.
« Last post by dair on October 08, 2018, 09:48:58 pm »
Ok, so I know this is not raw , but once in a while I cook chicken wings, somehow I crave the skin, and I feel ok afterwards. (worse would be for me just a piece of muscle, that would be a waste, and taste better raw in my opinion). But for stuff that is too hard to eat raw, personally I don't have a problem cooking it, if it is not too big amounts.
I remember some amazing stuff I had at the local market in Asia: water buffalo skin, was steamed or something, I think, tasted great.
General Discussion / Re: Anti-Nutrients in Egg Yolks and are Eggs really healthy?
« Last post by TylerDurden on October 08, 2018, 07:49:05 am »
The avidin theory is a myth. I believe there was some claim re a bodybuilder eating  24 raw egg whites a day and nothing else, which caused him to die eventually. But no genuine RVAFer would do such a diet long-term. Quite frankly, there are far more serious concerns such as the crappy food given to chickens which makes their eggs taste foul even when raw.
General Discussion / Anti-Nutrients in Egg Yolks and are Eggs really healthy?
« Last post by norawnofun on October 08, 2018, 07:21:54 am »
I was doing some research about egg whites and this is what I found:

Egg whites contain an anti-nutrient known as avidin. It’s a glycoprotein, which means that it’s a combination of a sugar and a protein. It binds biotin and prevents its absorption, so it effectively acts as an anti-nutrient that antagonizes biotin.

In the experiment where Egg Beaters were compared to whole eggs, part of the problem was likely the fact that Egg Beaters contained avidin. The rats not only weren’t getting biotin from the yolk, but they were consuming egg white that was actively antagonizing their biotin status.

Cooking egg white neutralizes avidin, but not completely. Frying destroys two thirds of it, two minutes of boiling destroys 60 percent of it, and poaching only destroys 30 percent of it.

AV mentioned in his book "We want to live":

It is believed that large quantities of whole raw eggs should not be eaten because avidin (an amino acid) in egg white binds with biotin (part of the Vitamin B complex) in the body, causing side-effects. The avidin/biotin bond is beneficial because it helps to dissolve biocarbons and helps muscle retain carbohydrates. Whole raw eggs contain a wonderful natural balance of nutrients, including bioavailable lutein (an antioxidant) that is an important carotenoid for eye and skin health. Empirical experience proved to me that the body properly alters any chemically-identified enzyme-inhibotor in eggs, allowing raw eggs to be eaten in their entirety at once.

How many of you eat the whole raw egg, how many have issues with the raw egg whites, and how many think that cooking the egg includine the white causes them less problems? And is the lutein only found in egg yolks? I used to eat raw eggs with every meal. Then I stopped as it caused issues. Today I craved an egg and tried a whole cooked egg one, but I think there was still an issue, maybe because it still had avidin. I think when you have an auto immune issues or leaky gut, the whole egg can be a problem, even if eaten raw. So you I guess you are better off with the egg yolk only?

Here it says that choline in eggs can increase the risk of worsening existing prostate cancer Of course this could all be BS, things get faked all the time, but it would be good to get some opinions about long term egg eaters here.
Science / Re: Permanent sticky thread on the anthropocene era
« Last post by TylerDurden on October 08, 2018, 06:23:18 am »

My own brother has gone in for copying the Knepp rewilding farming project in his farm in Ireland so as to avoid issues like the above:-
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