Raw eggs...what's up with that?
As my family and I were enjoying our Malt-O-Meal this morning, the conversation somehow got around to eating cookie dough and the recent panic over salmonilla in some prepacked frozen cookie dough. My wife explained to the youngsters the dangers of eating raw eggs. But then she said, "Some bodybuilders eat raw eggs, right?" looking directly at me for support. "Uh, yeah, I guess," I said. So, we started wondering, how and why did the athelete/bodybuilder stereotype of swallowing raw eggs get started. Why not cook them up? I thought it was because of the fat required to fry them, but my wife reminded me that they could be boiled too.
Question: Why eat raw eggs?