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Can you eat too many egg whites?


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On some day I try to eat six egg whites for breakfast (along with fruit and nuts) but wonder if I would do this daily if I would be consuming too many.

I know that one shouldn't eat six eggs per day but anyone hear of egg whites being a no-no?

Thanks

Desi
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Your probably getting too much protein and sodium (even without adding salt). Moderation is the key. Also, you should not eat more than 6 eggs a week, least of all a day. Try replacing it with oatmeal instead. You can always add your fruits and nuts to the bowl.
Could you explain why no one should eat more then 6 eggs in a week, much less 6 egg whites?
Egg Whites

Cal 17 in one, in six 102
Sodium 10 one 55 mg on six 330mg (13.2%)
Protien 3.6 g in six 21.6 g
I also read that too much protein can dehydrate you. Drink a lot of water when you are eating extra protein.
There are only 3.6 grams of protein in one large egg white.  I can't see how eating a lot of them would be harmful.  But don't eggs also contain albumin?   Could that be harmful?  Must do a little research!!!  Google here I come.
Egg whites are by far THE best protein to eat. Not raw, of course. DON'T YOU EVER DRINK YOUR EGG WHITES! lol
Thanks all! I started eating egg whites because I heard that it was a good source of protein. While I know that I can make an omeltte from them I just preferred to hardboil and peel them (throwing away the yolk, darn!). I like to use course ground pepper on them and that makes them doable for me.

But I have to admit eating six of them at breakfast is a bit gaggy at times and I just wondered if anyone has heard anything negative about eating that many. I don't eat them every day but wondered if it were a bad idea if I did. Sounds like it's okay to do so.
I really searched and couldn't find a single bad thing about egg whites.
They say you shouldn't eat more than 6 eggs per week because of the cholesterol in the yolks. I have never heard that it is possible to eat too many egg whites, unless you should be on some reduced protein diet because of kidney disease.

ufffff.......

really i dont know what science says.,

all i do is, act according to my knowledge. i eat 10egg whites per day and i'm all alive with good physical fitness.,

yes, when you eat more proteins you should drink plenty of water, when you consume too much egg whites your body heat will rise up, to keep it cool you eat cucumber. thats it

The most common downside of eating too many egg-whites is that they can be 'binding' i.e. cause constipation and sulphur gas.   But there's a big downside to throwing away all those lovely yolks.  They do contain fat and some cholesterol but they also contain a valuable antioxidant called 'lecithin' plus most of the iron and other vitamins in an egg.  If instead of a 6 egg-white omelette you had a 2-egg regular omelette you'd be getting a broader range of nutrition for a similar number of calories.

There's no limit on the number of whole eggs eaten in a week unless told otherwise by a doctor.

 

There's no reason why you can't eat all the eggs you want every day, for most people. Eating eggs doesn't raise your cholesterol. I asked two nutritionists and a doctor because my mom keeps telling me that I can't eat more than three eggs a day, and they said basically what gi-jane said - there is no limit unless your doctor says otherwise.

I have five egg whites for breakfast when I have time to cook, ain't nothin wrong with it at all.  Its yummy and it's good for you!

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Original Post by desiemens:

On some day I try to eat six egg whites for breakfast (along with fruit and nuts) but wonder if I would do this daily if I would be consuming too many.

I know that one shouldn't eat six eggs per day but anyone hear of egg whites being a no-no?

Thanks

Desi

 

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can some one tell me the difference between desi egg and simple egg?n haow many calories they contain n which one is better to eat fo diet?
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can some one tell me the difference between desi egg and simple egg?n haow many calories they contain n which one is better to eat fo diet?

Eating that many egg whites isn't bad for you at all, really. But maybe you should include just one whole egg, as the yolk's the most nutritious part with most of the protein and zinc. And don't worry about the dietary cholesteral or saturated fat, as it actually won't affect your health very much(our ancestors have been thriving on eggs for centuries xD), and just eating 1 yolk definitely won't do any damage. I used to actually be afraid of eating the yolk, but once I started including just 1 in my omelettes, I feel so much more awake and satisfied in the morning(not to mention, it makes the eggs cook easier!)

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