Eggs are one protein source which is consumed in abundance by the people in the fitness industry. There is an unending debate about how eggs might affect your body if taken excessively. GlobalSpa tells you the truth about eating excessive eggs and how this could harm you in the long run.
Many fitness enthusiasts have an idea in common that eggs are the cheapest and best source of proteins one can have, but we tend to overlook the cons that it gets alongside.
From heart diseases to diabetes, eggs, we’ll list some of the bad sides of eggs which you might never have heard of:
- Bacteria risk
Eggs play as hosts to a certain kind of bacteria which are found in intestines of chickens. The bacteria are supposedly known as salmonella is actually harmful to humans, so unless cooked for a longer period of time under high temperature, these bacteria can survive a decent amount of heat and eventually harm the body.
- High cholesterol levels
An egg can hold up to 186 milligrams of cholesterol, and the consumption limit of cholesterol set by 2015 dietary guidelines committee is 300milligrams. Which means that consumption of more than 2 eggs can actually harm the body in the long run.
Cholesterol plays an active part in increasing heart diseases and blood pressure ailments, hence its always safe to consume eggs in a controlled manner.
- Diabetes risk
According to dietary studies, the risk of type 2 diabetes for people who ate at least one egg per day was more than that of people who didn’t eat any eggs at all. It was also observed that people who ate more than one egg per day had more chances of stroke than people who ate in a controlled way.
- Effects of excessive protein consumption
Since eggs are an abundant source of proteins, if taken in excess then the accumulation of excessive protein may cause ailments like dehydration, constipation or even kidney damage. Along with that, intake of more eggs may result in loss of calcium from the body leading to poor bone health. Though this is just a medical opinion and is not having any scientific evidence to support- It’s always advised to eat eggs in parallel to what your protein requirement for the day is.
Eggs are one of the best sources of proteins and crucial part of an athletic diet, there’s no denial in the fact. But one should also keep control of its consumptions in order to stay away from the above-mentioned repercussions.