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Raw egg whites into oatmeal = biotin deficiency?

alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
Hello my friends,

I recently started putting egg whites into my oatmeal and love it! Once oatmeal is almost cooked, I put the egg whites and and stir constantly for 4 mins. However, I read that eating the pasteurized egg whites without being cooked properly can ready to biotin deficiency. (I know wiki isn’t the best but I’ve seen it elsewhere too). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotin_deficiency

So how many of you do this and have experienced the symptoms? How much is too much?? I only use 3 egg whites a day.

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  • KrissFlavoredKrissFlavored Member Posts: 346 Member Member Posts: 346 Member
    Lol.. I cant even imagine eating clear slime in my oatmeal lol...

    Someone else can field this one..
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 509 Member Member Posts: 509 Member
    Lol.. I cant even imagine eating clear slime in my oatmeal lol...

    Someone else can field this one..

    It makes it fluffy!!! And I recently learned I’m lactose intolerant so bye bye whey powder.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Member Posts: 8,933 Member Member Posts: 8,933 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    Hello my friends,

    I recently started putting egg whites into my oatmeal and love it! Once oatmeal is almost cooked, I put the egg whites and and stir constantly for 4 mins. However, I read that eating the pasteurized egg whites without being cooked properly can ready to biotin deficiency. (I know wiki isn’t the best but I’ve seen it elsewhere too). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotin_deficiency

    So how many of you do this and have experienced the symptoms? How much is too much?? I only use 3 egg whites a day.

    Here is a trick. Whip the whites and then fold them into your hot cereal. Big volume, better texture, better mouth feel. Also, egg whites dont need much to be cooked at all.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 29,759 Member Member Posts: 29,759 Member
    I add plant-based protein powder to my oatmeal.

    Makes it fluffy, and delicious and none of that deficiency thing you're talking about.

    With one scoop protein powder and 3 ounces of milk and some walnuts, flax meal, banana and blueberries.

    Protein = 41g
    Cal = 500 (using 35g oats)

    Sometimes I'll use 10g of protein powder and have an egg and egg whites scrambled with it...same/same
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 21,804 Member Member Posts: 21,804 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    Hello my friends,

    I recently started putting egg whites into my oatmeal and love it! Once oatmeal is almost cooked, I put the egg whites and and stir constantly for 4 mins. However, I read that eating the pasteurized egg whites without being cooked properly can ready to biotin deficiency. (I know wiki isn’t the best but I’ve seen it elsewhere too). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotin_deficiency

    So how many of you do this and have experienced the symptoms? How much is too much?? I only use 3 egg whites a day.

    If you have the symptoms from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biotin_deficiency you should be discussing this with your doctor.

    I have a raw egg a day for about 5 months out of the year and don't have any of those symptoms.

    (I do have anemia, but I was first diagnosed for that over 30 years ago when I was not eating raw eggs. I also have split ends and hair loss when my anemia is not properly treated, which also predated the raw eggs.)
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