The Real Deal on Raw Egg Protein Shakes: Will it kill you?

If you know anything about nutrition, you know that eggs are the shit. Eggs are a nutritional goldmine with impressive supplies of molybdenum, selenium, lutein, iodine, phosphorus, choline, as well as vitamins A, B2, B5, B12, E, K and D.  In addition, eggs pack up to 5.5 grams of protein, and a hearty supply of essential fatty acids.

For the curious young adventurer, the question often presents itself: Can I just gulp these little goobers down and avoid that whole cooking malarkey? There is a certain risk of Salmonella, although it isn’t as common as you may have heard. The CDC estimates that 1 in 10,000 eggs are contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

The science says you’re better off cooking those delicious baby chicken embryos. Egg protein is up to 40% more digestible when heated then when consumed raw. This has to do with the way that cooking denatures the proteins and allows your digestive juices to get to work! Eggs don’t always have to be boring. Here are 7 ways to cook eggs like a f***ing boss.

We can’t advise you on whether or not to give this primal protein source a try. But if you consider yourself a risk taker, this may be quite the adventure for you. Please wear a condom.

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