Raw Eggs

raweggA glassful of raw eggs incites mixed reactions for many of us. Commonly associated with bodybuilders and boxers (the Rocky scene), a lot of folks who fit neither category include them on a regular basis for simple nutritional reasons. 
Eggs in general are a nutritional powerhouse with impressive supplies of selenium, iodine, phosphorus, molybdenum, choline, lutein, vitamins A, B2, B5, B12, E, D and K. Add to this a healthy 5.5 grams of protein, 20% of your RDA for tryptophan and essential fatty acids.

As for drawbacks, there’s the well-circulated salmonella risk, which isn’t the dire prospect it’s often made out to be. The risk has been estimated as 1 in 10,000 (CDC) or 1 in 30,000 (Risk Analysis journal). Washing the eggshell can reduce much of the risk, but it's true that it  doesn’t eliminate it entirely. 
However, liquid egg whites (such as Egg Beaters brand) are pasteurized and safe to consume "raw". I know for a fact that Egg Beaters are pasteurized (I use it), but I'm not sure about other brands, so make sure to check the box to see if it is pasteurized.