He woke up at four in the morning to the sound of the alarm, then went to the refrigerator and ate 5 eggs, then broke them in a cup and drank them on an empty stomach .. This is what Sylvester Stallone did in the movie “Rocky 1”, is this healthy and beneficial?
Eggs are good, but eating 5 raw eggs like Rocky did is something we don't recommend.. Why?
You may vomit
Raw eggs taste and texture may cause some to vomit, and this is the last thing you need early in the morning.
Eating raw eggs may reduce protein absorption
Eggs are one of the best sources of animal protein, and they contain all nine essential amino acids.
However, according to a small study, eating eggs raw may reduce your absorption of the protein in them.
The study compared the absorption of protein from both cooked and raw eggs in 5 people, and found that 90% of the protein in cooked eggs was absorbed, while only 50% of the protein in raw eggs was absorbed.
The study is small, but it sheds light on the possibility that eating raw eggs may affect nutrient absorption.
You may get food poisoning
Raw and undercooked eggs may contain salmonella, a type of harmful bacteria that causes food poisoning.
To ensure that salmonella is killed in eggs, they must be cooked until the yolk and albumen are completely solid.
This happens when eggs are cooked to 71 degrees Celsius or more, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
5 eggs can be a lot, even if you eat them cooked.
An egg can be eaten daily, if you do not have health problems associated with high cholesterol, such as heart disease and atherosclerosis.
It is recommended not to exceed 300 milligrams of cholesterol in food per day, and one egg contains 180 milligrams.
Although healthy people - who do not suffer from high cholesterol, heart disease or diabetes - can eat one to two eggs per day, eating five eggs per day is a lot.
So, don't eat raw eggs, and remember, it didn't help Rocky, who lost the match at the end of the movie.