48 responses

  1. Ashwin
    January 8, 2009

    Add to that, They are wonderful source of Selenium and other vitamins/minerals..

    Just that Cholestrol factor is bit high ..:(

    http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/113/2

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      September 24, 2010

      Great link…

  2. Stephanie
    February 6, 2010

    Thank you for this! What is it with not eating the egg?!! Some sensible advice. It seems people are cutting out the egg as the main contributor to cholesterol levels rather than looking at their WHOLE diet – the poor egg gets slandered!

    Thank you.

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      September 24, 2010

      You are welcome

  3. Hamsika
    March 19, 2010

    Hi Sanjana, I love your articles!!!
    I give one egg everyday to my 1.5 year old baby. But my in-laws are suggesting me to stop it during summer. They say egg will cause lot of heat in the body. Please guide me if I should stop giving egg to my baby during summer?

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      March 31, 2010

      Hi Hamsika,

      Body heat is mainly due to changes in the requirements of hydration. During summer, it is advised to drink more water. If your drink enough fluids, then there is no question of developing “body heat”.

      An egg per day is great for your toddler.

  4. Hamsika
    April 1, 2010

    Thank you very much for your reply Sanjana…

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      September 24, 2010

      You are welcome!!

  5. Stephen D’souza
    June 4, 2010

    Dear Sanjana,
    I would like to know that I have high Bp problem and last March I had a minor heart problem I am having one egg everyday. the cardio specialist didn’t object on my food habits but told me to keep away from junk or fried food and quit smoking….. Is an egg a day good or bad for me.

    Stephen

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      September 24, 2010

      Hi Stephen,

      You can have egg whites daily and restrict egg yolks to twice a week. This will help you to manage your cholesterol better.

  6. Rivkah
    May 8, 2011

    hi Sanjana,

    can I ask advise if its ok if the toddler take two egg yolk per week?or everyday intake?which is the best?thanks

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      May 11, 2011

      Hi Rivkah,
      Egg yolks are very safe for toddlers and is safe to consume one per day…

  7. mona
    June 9, 2011

    hi sanjana.
    im trying to lose weight now a days..i dnt have any cholestrol issues bt im overweight.i jst want to knw can i eat one boiled egg in morning instead of two egg whites.which option will b healthy for me?

  8. Bubu
    June 12, 2011

    They say that eating too much egg yolk is bad for your health and it contains high cholesterol; most health experts, nutritionist and doctors believe it. Are you one of those people who take time in the kitchen separating the yellow part of the egg from the white part of it? What do you do to egg yolk? Do you throw it away? Do you cook it? Do you think what you believe is true? Do you not know that there are also health myths like this that nobody knows how it started but it has written the bad side of it on every medical and health books and encyclopedia?

    If you separate the yellow part of the egg from the white part before you cook it because you are worried about getting fat or conscious about getting more cholesterol, you are just taking more time for a futile purpose. Your belief about it is actually incorrect. Based on the recent studies and research about egg, the yellow part of it is actually good for our body.

    According to an article written in Muscle and Body magazine, eating whole egg gives more advantages like:

    1. Helps in losing weight
    2. Gives more protein
    3. Since it is high in leutin, zeaxanthin and choline, it lessens the chance of getting cancer
    4. It eliminates macular degeneration

    We do not know where, when, or how it started, and who said that eating egg yolk would make you fat. It became a belief for most people including doctors and nutritionist. They are giving the wrong information and bad mentally to people that it is bad for the health, behind the good benefits it can give to us. Would you eat an egg because of the positive effects it delivers, aside from the fact that it is delicious? Would you eat it because of the benefits it can give or avoid it?

  9. Sanjana Shenoy
    Sanjana – Dietitian
    June 14, 2011

    Thanks Babu for your observations. Misconceptions are rampant, but if armed with the right knowledge, you can eat raight and stay healthy.

  10. mona
    June 14, 2011

    thanks babu..i was really not getting da satisfied answer from anywhere..bt u make it v easier for me..GOD bless u :)

  11. roemy
    June 27, 2011

    hi sanjana

    im 25 years old,going to the gym 3 times a week,and part of my diet is eating 4 eggs a day.i already read an article before,that instead of throwing the yellow part of the eggs,it is good to eat them too,because of many other reasons.but i think this is my chance to ask for my case,so in my age,with no cholesterol issue,and not an over weight..is it good to eat 4 eggs a day??they say it is rich in protein.thanks again hope you reply on my post.

  12. pallav
    June 29, 2011

    i intake 3 raw chicken eggs a day, and my jim instructor opposes me by saying that only intake egg albumin (egg white) without egg yolk and he also tells me to eat 8 eggs a day without egg yolk. is he right in saying so

  13. Hina
    July 4, 2011

    Hi Sanjana!

    i would like to know if it is ok to give raw egg blended in milk to my teenager sons 12 and 15 years.

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      August 1, 2011

      Hi Hina,

      you have to be careful of raw eggs as they may carry a bacteria called Salmonella which is harmful. Do not use dirty eggs or washed the shells well before use…

  14. Rohan
    July 27, 2011

    Hi Sanjana,
    I do 2 hrs weight training and some jogging daily. I’m taking whey protein supplements and i take around 5 egg whites and one egg yolk for breakfast everyday aswell. Is one yolk a day too much fat/cholestrol for adults? Should i just stick to the whites? I have a tendency for fat gain and i only want to gain lean muscle. Thanks in advance for your advice.

  15. V.SURYA PRAKASH
    July 29, 2011

    Body synthesizes about 1 gm of cholesterol every day for it’s needs.It is controlled by a
    negative feedback mechanism based on cholesterol intake by the person.

    If you consume 200 mg of cholesterol then the body synthesizes around 800 mg.

    So it is better to restrict your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg/day.

    Eating a whole egg a day is absolutely harmless,when coupled with moderate intensity exercise
    of 30 min to 1 hr at least 5 days a week.

    People with high serum cholesterol(LDL) and triglyceride levels better avoid egg yolks.

    PRAKASH.

    It

  16. saranya
    August 1, 2011

    hi sanjana,

    i have a question which confusing me a lot..which one is good for health,intake of half-boiled or full boiled egg….wich one can u suggest for my 1 year kid.waiting for ur rply…thanks.

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      August 1, 2011

      Hi Saranya,

      I suggest full boiled as chilcren of age 1 may be prone to infections. Eggs carry on their shells a bacteria called Salmonella which can be harmful. Hence wash the eggs before use and preferably hard boil the eggs…

  17. V.SURYA PRAKASH
    August 2, 2011

    Eating raw eggs may contribute to biotin deficiency.

    Egg whites contain AVIDIN,which binds to biotin and
    Prevents its absorption.Avidin is destroyed on cooking.

    So it is better to consume hard boiled eggs to avoid
    Salmonella infection and Biotin deficiency.

  18. anonymous
    September 8, 2011

    hey sanjana, i m 17, and my body temperature stays naturally a lil warmer… i am being told that consumption of eggs can produce a lot of body heat and can also affect on d menstrual cycle and leave u wid pimples.. i actually even found it was true once or twice… had problems in periods… more bleeding and ol.. please suggest if its a myth or true.. thank u

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      September 25, 2011

      Hi,
      you are just a teenager, your body is adjusting to all the changes. its very common to get pimples or acne. It is safe to consume an egg every day. Please check ur haemoglobibin levels to see whether you need to increase your iron intake. eat well, exercise and sleep well.

  19. Theja
    September 23, 2011

    Hi, my name is theja i am 19 years old …..from abt 20 days i am doing exercise in gym pls tell me how many eggs can i eat a day………apart this they told me to eat 4 eggs a day…. Is it essential for me……& and my weight is abt 53 kgs…. Please reply…..

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      September 25, 2011

      Hi theja,
      You need to eat adequate protien so that you can gain weight. It is important to eat healthy as well as see that you get the right nutrients. I need to know your daily eating pattern to see what your requirements are. You need to check whether you are allergic to something. consult a dermatologist and rule it out. You can consult me if interested. Please email me at sanjana@nutrihealth.in

  20. Theja
    September 23, 2011

    Continued from above comment i have a skin allergy from 3 to 4 months pls consider this and reply for my comment ……..

  21. James S
    October 6, 2011

    Hey Sanjana,

    I’m 25 yrs old, 6’3, 200lbs, and I work out 5 times a week. I eat between 8 and 12 hard boiled eggs per day. I almost always eat the yolks. My health is great and I feel great. I have not had any heart/cholesterol concerns, but am starting to worry that my egg intake could change that. Should I be worried? Should I start disregarding the yolks? I find so many conflicting stories regarding the yolks. What are your thoughts on this?

    Thank you!,
    James S

    • Sanjana Shenoy
      Sanjana – Dietitian
      October 7, 2011

      Hi James,
      I would say please cut down the intake of yolks as they are rich in cholesterol. 2-3per day is allowed. You may not end up with heart diease at this age but you can be prone to gall bladder diseases.

  22. Egg Yolk
    October 13, 2011

    Hi Sanjana. I love reading your blog. I really love eating egg yolks. Eggs have given me a lot of benefits especially the egg whites. =)

  23. Parna
    November 14, 2011

    Hello dear Sanjana,

    I am 23 years old and my weight is 48 kg currently. I know by just looking at myself that probably I am underweight. Please suggest me a few simple tips to gain a healthy look. Genetically I am thin as my mother and aunt had also been thin at my age. But I would like to be healthy so that I do not look frail.

    Thank you in advance, I shall be waiting for your response eagerly

  24. suprita
    November 17, 2011

    can i give my nine month baby egg yolk and how many days a week pls reply me

  25. Vinith
    November 17, 2011

    I am vegetarian , how many egg Whitsun can I have in a day.
    I eat three in the morning after workout and have just started two eggs in the evening.is it ok I am 35 yes old.and minor asthma form childhood

  26. anonymous
    November 27, 2011

    hey thanks for ur suggestions sanjana..:):).. and yes.. my haemoglobin levels are low and i need to get moe iron..

  27. musarrat
    December 9, 2011

    my baby is 11+ months old. I have started to give her full boiled egg yolks only, but a doctor told me that for babies the smart lipid counts, and iff egg yolks are given daily at this age it can cause a lipid load to the baby liver, please help me out

  28. Himanshu
    December 12, 2011

    Hi Sanjana,

    My niece loves eating egg and She will be 2 years old in next week, She usually eats 2 eggs per day as a routine from last 15 days, but I am afraid if this is the right quantity for a 2 year old girl? Kindly sugest me the no. of eggs for her per day or per week.

    Also she has developed a penchant towards eating cashew, I don’t know the number but she definitely eats a lot of them, need your help on the cashew’s quantiy as well.

    Regards,
    Himanshu Sharma

  29. farhana
    December 15, 2011

    hi sanjana

    i am giving my baby whole egg with milk as a liquide from his 6 month old .now my baby is 8 month plus. is it safe ?

  30. Wei
    January 12, 2012

    Hello Sanjana:

    I have a toddler who is 2 years old now, since he was a pre-mature baby (29weeks), he is under weight all the time. He is catching up a litte after he turns into 2.
    Therefore, I started giving him whole egg /per day plus other whole grain diet after he is 1 year old. Since he didn’t seeme like eat any meat, so I think his protein intake might not be adequate for his growth. I started to give him 2 whole eggs per day plus, milk, but he normally couldn’t eat the entire whole 2 eggs everyday, I put them into the soup, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. He normally only eats 3/4 of them, so approximately 1.5 whole egg.
    After reading all the article you wrote, I am afraid I might give him too much of protein, could that hurt his liver?

    Thank you for any suggestions.

    Wei

  31. sunitha chola
    February 3, 2012

    Hi Sanjana,

    Please let me know what are the side effects in eating the boiled egg yolk. My in-laws and cousins wont eat the egg yolk as they believe that it is not good for health. I would like to know your suggestion

  32. Benjamin
    March 31, 2012

    I’ve been eating one egg (raw) with either some fruit juice or flavored water for about a week now. I’ve honestly never felt better; my physical build has increased and my overall energy throughout the day has been nearly ceaseless. As a marine, I am already physically fit and exercise continuously, but as childish as this may seem, is their a way to have my cake and eat it too without creating potential complications to my health? I am mature in most of the things I eat but I’ve got a sweet tooth that is impossible to ignore.

  33. ronit
    April 16, 2012

    Mam..myself ronit , i m suffering from low pepsin and acid level in my stomach..thus lack of protien in my body..so i wana knw.. Weather i should eat whole egg in day.. After some exercise.. Wht cn i do. Mam.. I m jst feed up from myself

  34. ross
    May 25, 2012

    i have eight hard boiled eggs per week (2 every day monday to thursday) i exercise quite regularly and am a 30year old male. is this to many eggs to have in a week or does exercise counter balance this

  35. suresh
    September 26, 2012

    hi sanjana,whan i ate egg with in 1 or two days iam getting some wound like pimples,and extract of skin around the nose,can u plz tell me how i can overcome this problem

  36. alex
    October 15, 2012

    Hi Sanjana, I have a question but first, pls allow me to share with you my eating/workout routine.

    Below are my Monday-Saturday diet & I keep to it strictly:-

    Breakfast – 2 cereal bars (or Oatmeal sometimes).
    Lunch – Chicken breast with generous vege, all boiled and not even a drop of oil is used.
    Tea break – 1 large orange / grapefruit
    Dinner – 2/3 hardboiled eggs
    Snacks – Mixed raw nuts & sun dried raisins (2/3 times in between meal)

    Sunday is a cheat day, where i will take a lil bit more carbo but still low fat/oil meal.

    I do home workout everyday from Monday-Friday (30 mins – 45 mins), 100 push ups + 100 sit ups + few barbell lifting. Used to have high cholesterol (6.2) years before but it was normalised (to 4.2) in last blood test 8 months ago.

    My question is, based on above, is it OK to eat 2/3 egg yolks a day? I dont wish to throw the egg yolk away because I hate to waste food. My height is 178 cm & weigh about 80 kgs (used to be 102 kgs a year ago). As you can see from my diet, I am trying to lose fat but I also wish to prevent muscle loss during the process.

    Hope you can advise, thanks much! :)

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