Side Effects of Consuming Eggs

Though eggs have a variety of health benefits, there are a few things that put it under a bad light. Thus, before you decide on adding eggs to your daily diet, make yourself familiar with the following cons of eating this nutritious food.

High Risk Of Salmonella

RAW eggs contain raw albumin also known as egg white which can be contaminated by a bacteria called Salmonella. Salmonella is a bacteria that is present in the intestines of chickens and also in their eggs. The salmonella bacteria is generally present on the outer surfaces of unbroken eggs or found inside them.


The only way to prevent salmonella from going inside your body is to increase the cooking time of eggs and refrain from consuming raw eggs or egg white. There is a high chance that sunny-side up and soft-boiled eggs may still contain these live bacteria. The bacteria can also cause food poisoning in your body.

Overdose of Protein

Though eating protein is beneficial for the human body, eating high amounts of protein can lead to dangerous health problems if you’re a kidney patient. People with a low Glomerular filtration rate could be afflicted by acute kidney injury because of the high biological value of egg protein. 0.6 to 0.8 grams of protein is the recommended daily intake for people who suffer from an impaired renal function. However, doctors still recommend that around 60% of the proteins come from eggs. So, it is recommended to eat no more than a couple of eggs daily. People who have acute liver problems should consult their doctor before starting a diet that includes eggs.

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Egg Allergy

Egg allergy develops when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to proteins in egg whites and/or yolks. When eggs are eaten, the body sees the protein as a foreign invader and sends out chemicals to defend against it. Those chemicals cause the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Studies suggest that as many as 2 percent of children are allergic to this nutrient-dense food. Children who are allergic to eggs can have reactions ranging from a mild rash to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition that impairs breathing and can send the body into shock.

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