Eggs contain many healthy nutrients and can be versatile in the meal plan. But how many are too many? We explain how many eggs per day are safe for health.
On average, Austrians consume 233 eggs per year, corresponding to four to five eggs per week. But is that perhaps already too much? And can excessive consumption harm health?
Eggs are so healthy
Eggs are an excellent source of vital ingredients and high-quality protein. They also contain equally healthy fats, minerals and trace elements. Except for vitamin C, a hen’s egg also has all the essential vitamins: A, D, E and various B vitamins.
How many eggs can you eat per day?
The good news is that according to scientific knowledge, there is no maximum limit for consuming eggs in connection with diseases. However, those with elevated cholesterol levels or problems with cardiovascular disease should be careful not to consume more than 300 mg of cholesterol per day (equivalent to about one large chicken egg). Caution also applies during pregnancy. However, three eggs per week are allowed for expectant mothers. However, only eggs that are hard-boiled or fully cooked during pregnancy should be consumed. Raw eggs are a no go!
What happens if you eat too many eggs?
Too many eggs can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Typical symptoms of an egg allergy include:
Digestive problems (e.g., stomach pain, diarrhea, bloating, nausea)
However, the one or other egg at Easter, for breakfast or in baked goods does not harm most!